There’s no doubt that Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan are two legendary actors of Bollywood. There was a time when Akshay Kumar himself refused to accept an award for the best actor series and gave it to Aamir Khan instead. Recently, a video went viral on the internet in which Akshay is seen presenting his award to Aamir Khan.
In the throwback video, Akshay is announced as the winner of the best actor award in the popular choice category for his performance in Anees Bazmee’s Singh Is Kinng. But unexpectedly when Akshay went on to deliver his acceptance speech, he declared Aamir Khan as the best actor for his stellar performances AR Murugadoss’s Ghajini.
Akshay quoted, “I’m actually so touched. Really. I wanted this little beauty my whole career, for the last 18 years. I strive for this moment to achieve such an honor. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would happen to me, a Chandni Chowk ka ladka. But it has and it came from you, the people.”
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Thanks @avigowariker You always shoot me well. And this time I have my hand on the focus… so no stress 😉 #Repost @avigowariker ・・・ Here’s wishing you a very very HappyBirthday AK! Your ‘helping hand’ has always been there for me … quite literally in this picture ! Love you Aamir😘. Wish you many healthy & happy years ahead in this “reverse aging” phase of yours!! @_aamirkhan #HappyBirthdayAamirKhan #Photoshoot #Monochrome #BlackAndWhite #AamirKhan #HumanEffect #Framing #Composition #Reflection #InstaDaily #potd
Further, Akshay stated in his speech, “But as I stand here, holding my dream in my hand and my father’s love in the other, I just want to tell you something. A few days back, I saw this movie Ghajini and I was bowled over. I saw Singh Is Kinng again after that when I was coming from London to Mumbai. I couldn’t help but compare our work. That’s when I knew without a doubt that the best actor this year, by far, according to me, is Mr. Aamir Khan for Ghajini.”
Akshay was so delighted with Aamir’s performance in Ghajini. He was in all praise for him and said, “What that man did for his movie was pure dedication. It is, as they say, historic.”
“I refuse to be the man that pretends to take this away from him. I’m not going to do that at all. I know that this moment is never going to come again in my life but I cannot walk out from here holding something which I know doesn’t belong to me.”
Akshay added, “I’m sure I haven’t offended my people who have voted for me. I’m still here, striving for your love, your support and maybe one day, I will win it back again… I thank you from all my heart but Aamir, this one is for you, mate. You deserve it!”