Akshay Kumar gets National Award for Best Actor for 'Rustom'
Akshay Kumar gets National Award for Best Actor for 'Rustom' Akshay Kumar has received the Best Actor Award for 'Rustom', his first ever National Film Award. 'Rustom' was inspired by the infamous 1959 Nanavati murder case.
In the Neeraj Pandey-directed film, Kumar played Naval Commander Rustom Pavri, based on the real life Naval Officer K. M. Nanavati.
The film, directed by Ram Madhvani, is a biographical thriller based on Neerja Bhanot, the chief flight attendant in Pan Am Flight 73 who in 1986 was killed by terrorists as she attempted to thwart a hijacking attempt, saving countless lives.
Actress Sonam Kapoor played Bhanot's role for which she has received a Special Mention Award.
Best Kannada film went to 'Reservation' while Dashakriya got the award for Best Marathi Film. 'Wrong Side Raju' received the Best Gujarati Film Award. The Raju Murugan-directed 'Joker' was judged the Best Tamil Film. 'Bishorjon' has won the Best Bengali Film award.