Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has been announced as the best actor at the 64th National Award. The decision has come as a surprise for many. No doubt, Akshay is a great actor but does he actually deserve National Award. With due respect to him, the answer is big no.

Rustom was an average product and Akshay did not have much to perform in the court room drama. Frankly speaking, most of the scenes involving Akshay were forced. He gave the same expression in most of the sequence. He was much better in Airlift which also released last year but probably there was Zee connection too.

National Awards have ignored exceptional performances like Aamir Khan in Dangal, SRK in Fan and Suriya in 24. Aamir Khan put his health at risk for Dangal and dedicated two years to the film. It went on to become an all time blockbuster and broke all box office records. Shahrukh Khan was seen in two completely different avatars in Fan and have to sit for hours for makeup. Kollywood actor Suriya was sensational in 24 and had three portrayals in the film.

National Awards Jury was headed by Priyadarshan who is close to Akshay and is working with him in his next film. Earlier in the past, Sharmila Tagore awarded his son Saif Ali Khan as best actor for Hum Tum despite the fact that there were many better performances.

Last year Amitabh Bachchan was announced as the best actor for Piku even though he was in a supporting role. Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh gave memorable performances in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Bajirao Mastani but were completely ignored. Tollywood actor Vikram was also superb in sci-fi film I.

We have criticized Filmfare Awards for ignoring Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and their partiality towards specific actors. But it seems that if Filmfare Awards are biased then National Awards are getting politicized. Aamir Khan and SRK have been criticized for alleged intolerance remarks and have to face an outrage from the government too.

We know that we will receive a lot of backlash for this article. But Bollywood Arena is an independent portal and we do not need to be politically correct.

Do tell us your views in the comments section.




78 COMMENTS

    • If u think amir deserves the award than why not give to bhumi padnakr..she also gained the weight and lost weight..bhai gawaro gaining weight and acting is completely deffrent..kabhi Dangal aur Rustom aur airlift ko beth kr back to back dekhna..u will realise kon acting kr raga he…I don’t kno how much chmchas of khans we have in India….

  1. He deserve It The actors nailed it at that role after ignoringseveral times the national award give the justice for him well done akii

  2. Expected from you. Rather than bashing salute the legend Akshay kumar. SRK in fan? Can he say a single dialogue delivery without being over the top. He is the main reason why filmfare have been corrupted bigtime.

    • Except kkhh can u tell me 1 film of srk where he didnt deserve the filmfare award he got??
      Had he got for raone, hny I would have criticized that
      And mind u!! SRK didnt get an award of swadesh(national award), Saif got it that year for Hum tum.
      And which performancd of srk was over the top
      Deewana? Baazigar? Kabhi haan kabhi naa? DDLJ? Devdas? VZ? Chak de? MNIK??
      I agree he didnt deserve for kkhh or perhaps even dtph. Rest he deserved them

    • Agr srk yeh national award jeeta hota toh, tum jaise doo kodi ke haters jisse srk ko ghanta bhi farak nahi padta yeh bhok te the, srk ne national award bhi kharid liya, srk ki chalti hai toh tumlog ki q jalti hai

  3. Here in kerala people have started trolling Priyan on social media for the special mention for Mohanlal ( even though his acting was excellent as usual in all his movies released last year).

  4. I am fan of Akshay but here he does not deserve national award sure for this time………….this time national award to be given to Amir khan or Shahrukh Khan for their superb performance in Dangal and Fan.

    Now really I hate Nation Award

  5. He is the only actor in Bollywood who deserves National Award.
    He might have gotten many National Awards by now if he were not ignored.

  6. keep aside that i am aamir khan fan but how on earth someone say that akshy kumar acting was better then aamir khan dangal…… the national award jury surprise me… any how congratulation to akshy and his fans. boolyarena i am agree with you.

  7. I do accept akshay is not eligible for national award for rustom but he is eligible for airlift i wonder how selection committee gave it for rustom and bolly arena why are you even bothered there are many times many awards ignored akshay movies atleast they didnt they nominate his films also we have seen that recent times then why dont you write such a huge article when his movies are ignored by the way every awards in the india are not genuine they are paid and i do accept aamir and srk has gave best performance than akshay but its a national award and national award wont be given to intolerance actors when they dont respect the nation then why did they even want national award….

  8. how can you name srk or amir instead of akshay kumar for best actor,it proves you have same mainstream mentality.I think manoj bajpayee should win for his extraordinary performance in aligarh.

  9. Do u mean to say Khangress govt gave support/awards to Khans in past now is BJP giving awards to kumar’s

  10. First of all i appreciate u for this article, u r doing excellent job by showing mirror to all fools who is appreciating akshay for NA.
    With respect iam saying believe me or not but akshay is not a very good actor, he is just an average actor. He start doing all this deshbhakti drama for NA and to save clash with srk, coz priyadarshan is his friend and he deal for this since b4 only. He is canadian,this is truth and it will not change.
    Bolly arena really appreciate ur work and like ur site more than b4, keep shining……..

  11. how can you name srk or amir instead of akshay kumar for best actor,it proves you have same mainstream mentality.I think manoj bajpayee should win for his extraordinary performance in aligarh.

  12. Mein avi vi shock mein hu…1000% agree akshay dont deserved national award….srk deserved krta hai national award k liye…..epic acting…

  13. Is Akshay Kumar better actor than others. Yes he is. I don’t know how u count on acting but Akshay deserve this award for mind blowing performance in the movie rustom. Airlift was better though.

  14. Great article ! Srk and Aamir should have been the winners this year, or even Sushant. Akshay was great in Airlift but average in Rustom. Sad that politics are involved in cinema nowadays…

  15. Absolutely spot on . I think jury has made a terrible mistake by deciding Akshay Kumar for Rustom . SRK, Aamir, Shahid and Sushant all were much better than Akshay . Nawaz, Manoj and Randeep were also appreciated for their performances . National Awards represents Indian Cinema and there were dozens of performances in Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood and Mollywood which were better than Rustom Pavri . I would have been really happy if Akshay would have won for Baby or Airlift . Big B in Piku and now Akshay Kumar in Rustom both were not deserving in my opinion . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. I think it varies from person to person…coz akshay was ignored at every award show and every year too..i think he deserves it in the past but the good thing is that he is now getting a national award. And bollyarena frankly speaking..he does four different roles in four different films every year… It’s​ just they can’t give award on yearly basis..so they have to tag a film with actor…but if u ask me…4 different roles for four different movies a year…then he surely deserves it.

  17. He won it for both airlift ND rustom ND deserved bit …. nd Really srk In fan better then Akshay in airlift ..Tumhara kch n ho sakta ganduo ..jalo magar diye ki tarah

  18. It’s ok BA at least AK is better than Saif Ali khan in Hum Tum

    Itni chamchagiri kiya h to ye Award to deserve krta hi h jese Anupam kher ko mila

  19. yeh! national awards are used to be political. it is so dissapointing to see undeserving one to win award . I will have been happy if deserving one will have won it. Aamir in Dangal, Srk in fan ,Salman in sultan, Shahid in udta punjab and surya in 24 are most deserving one. if any one of them have won I will be really happy . But akshya for rustam , Really????????

  20. Akshay Kumar ache actor hai magr wo koi bhi award deserve nahi krtey bcoz Jo actor awards ki respect na krta ho awards ko bikayu kehta ho wo award deserve nahi krta Aamir Khan award ke liye deserve krte thy SRK ko kafi salon se Filmfare award nahi mila magr wo awards ko criticized nahi krtey awards ko criticized wohi krta hai jisko dusre actors se jealousy ho

    • Sahi kaha dost ye rotla kisam ka insan hai. Not desrving but anyhow BJP is backing. Also TEPK will also b promoted and tax free to won over rehnuma

    • bhai sahi kaha aapne ,jo kejte srk awrd ko khridta h unhe ye baat sahi jawab h lekin samjhte nhi h haters

  21. Akshay Kumar aaj kal swach bharat campaign ko support kr rahe hai unki next movie TEPK ka topic bhi yehi hai so bjp ke kehne pe unhe award mila SRK or Aamir Khan ne intolerance pe kya keh dia ke pura India unka dushman bann gya

      • If the jury chairman was not Priyan do u honestly think Akshay would have won this award? No is the answer. There were more excellent actors who deserved this than Akshay especially from regional movies.One example is Vinayakan from malayalam industry for Kummattypadam.

  22. He got just bz he is fooling public in the name of deshbhakti and also he is bjp bhakt.
    Swades chakde dangal etc were much much much better than any akshay movie.

  23. well its the the government at the centre that matters! this isnt the first time a not so deserving actor has won the national award…….

    Saif Ali Khan has won Padma Shree for his contribution to films……..is it a joke………it was congress government then,,…….

    Muslim actors stand a better chance with Congress Government…………Ajay Devgan won Padma Shree last year……..remember he campaigned for BJP in Bihar……Anupam Kher won something last year too

    its a forgone conclusion that AAMIR KHAN deserved the award more than anyone else this year……….not only because of his performance but also the film he has produced and made…..

    UNFORTUNATELY even NAtional Awards have lost their credibility!

  24. Today I came to know AKKI has huge number of Haters… And frustration of Khaan fans is clearly visible…
    Ek baat samajh lo sab
    “jo aadmi jiska deserve karta hai usko vahi milata hai”
    .
    Akki deserves it for AIRLIFT but Got it for RUSTOM… That’s the only Correction.

  25. AKKI got it for supporting BJP ???
    WTF …
    He is doing what others not doing.
    He is being generous and understands the sentiments and grief of families of JAWANS…
    He is doing something at least . Rather than Appreciating that you people the politicizing it…
    Wah re mere Bharat ke waasiyo…
    SHAME ON YOU ALL …

    • arey bhai baat me tok sab bol skte h lekin bolkr kya kiya h kaam ye baat imp hoti h ,jhuthi deshbhakt h akshay ,he is canadian n dnt tell me akkians that indians can hve two citizenship ,first know the constitution

  26. U can’t give national award because aamir has put 2 year on….health….bloody article…..yes that was true …..but he deserves it for #airlift….not for # custom any way he own it . That’s with we want

  27. this is only politics ,two reason id there one akshay recently closed to politics n rss n second this is bjp govt they have showed many time this is fully hindu oriented govt thats y aamir n srk rejected this time despite a extrardnary performance ,

  28. Haters will bark.. Chill guys.. Its our time the Akki lovers.. Kutton ko ignore karo aur Akshay Sir ke success ke liye celebrate karo.. Love u akki sir.

  29. sab jante h ki kiska acting bdhiya tha ,mai akki ko km nahi keh rha hu uska acting bhi accha tha lekin aamir srk se thoda sa km too race me thoda bhi jada jo aage ho whi win deserve karta h lekin yehan politics hogaya ,im a srk fan bt aamir khan ko milta too jada khus hota kyu ki aamir ka acting aur deshbakti k content me aamir ki heart touching acting h

  30. Bollywood arena u 100% right …. & so i m a big fan of this site….mujhe rona aa rha h aaj ye sunkar ki award amir ko nahi akki ko mila h wo bhi rustam jaisi average performance ke liye

  31. Akshay Kumar deserves national award because his performance in airlift nd Rustom was really great nd most importantly he won due to his performance nd not like fake awards shows where awards are won by giving money.He truly won the award true and fair whether somebody like it or not.Now still anybody thinks national award show is fake then which award show is real.

  32. Akki ko award Mila to problem .we log kahan the jab akki ko gabber is back ke liye award nahi mila

  33. Spot on Arena bro
    Its a bhaktistaan more than hindustaan nowadays.
    Mark my words Toilet will be promoted by all bhakts as a campaign against SRK and hail to thee king akki
    Aisa hi hota hai jab mandir me ghanti bajane bale log parliment me pahuch jaate hai aur waha se mukhya mantrike kursi par!!!Politics nahi mantra japo!!

  34. Write SRK and Aamir Khan Deserves For National Award Not Akki Over Actor Ise Toh Best Bjp Supporters Ka Award Dena Chahiye

  35. I think Akshay Kymar desrves National award for very simple reasons. None of the khans would have done this role as beautifully done by Akshay. Dangal role Salman Khan would have done equally well as Amir Khan. Fan role both Salman & Amir would have done better than SRK so Akshay Kumar rightly deserves this award. Congratulations Akshay Kumar.

    • lol ,@sunder kya bol rha h tu fans movie too srk k fans fallowers dekhkr hi bna h ye movie me aamir acting karta too v itni fans asli feelings aamir ko nahi pata h wo bas srk ko feeling h unke ghr k samne jitna log aate h wo sab logo ka feelings aisa pagal fans bas srk k ho skte h nt aamir or sallu aur yar sallu ko kyu le rha h ise too acting hi nahi aata h acting based movie me act karta too bbht insult hota indian movies ko he dnt deserves this role lol

  36. akkians jo bhi ho koi bol sakte ho ki aamir ka acting kam h akki se? last year me agar km smjhte tooo aap logo ka duniya hi thik h baki sab foolish h

  37. If Amir did so much Hardwork Than I believe Salman has done a lot of hardwork In Sultan atleast more than Amir did for Dangal he prepared for MMA which is more as wwe style Combat sports and far more tough than wrestling and if that matter Akki should have won it For Khiladiyon ka Khiladi
    Akki deserves this award at any Cost most hardworking most versatile Superstar

  38. absolutely not.. akshay was good.. but not toooo good in the movie.. what we need to see is what the actor has done in the film.. different shades portrayed… akshay didn’t have much to do..
    salman played comic, emotional & Terrific action in sultan.. deserved much more..
    aamir.. for dangal..
    all are SRK fans are shouting for fan.. but as a neutral audience, we found his act again over the top.. sorry..
    Amitabh also was beautiful in pink..
    mohanlal was excellent in oppam..

  39. Hilarious decision. National award is a big joke this days. Performance of Aamir is way ahead of others this year only Amitabh in pink comes close

  40. Akshay sir got the award for both airlift and rustom.So any problem haters bark as long as you can bt this will not change the fact.Has 2016 has been really great I admit Aamir in DANGAL was a competition otherwise fan was not even a competition,bt Akshay sir’s acting in both airlift and rustom was remarkable.In fact airlift was his best movie. Bollywood arena please don’t make this kind of article.

  41. Who is dat being an akki fan he dosent deserve. He deserve this 100 percent. Does Akshay deserves national award? A big yes. Don’t b surprised to see 1 more national award in coming years.

  42. rustom n airlift me srk ya aamir acting karte too aur accha karte acting ye dono directior’s movie h akshy ka movie bas houseful3 jaisa movies type h wo bas comedy ko deserve karta h

  43. jab se bjp aaya h tab se akki time accha chal rha h samjho uska pehle kyu nhi tha ,jb bjp aaya too hindu muslmn k bich jada hate spread hua muslmn actors sab ko pakistani kehne lge bjp netao ne fir ye sab baat ka fayda uthane lga akki ne ye sab ki wajh se khans k baad jo great h wo akki h isiliye sab akki ko pasnd krne lge support karne lge bas is wajh se naya image aaya nhi too stardum baat me too dur h khans se akki

  44. Fantastic article. Exactly what I had in mind. Way to go, Bollyarena! No offence to Akshay Kumar fans. He’s good but this wasn’t a deserving win.

  45. As per this article criteria for winning award:
    1. Put health at risk.
    2. Sit for hours to put on make-up.
    3. Maybe do acting.
    Now, coming to Aamir Khan in Dangal. Im from haryana and i can vouch that Aamir Khan was not at all convincing as an haryanvi, his accent was way off the mark.
    Sharukh khan, apart from Swades, never has given up his over the top acting, which filmi writers like you may appreciate .

    And, since you are such an avid filmi writer. You must have made special mention for Manoj Bajpayee in Aligarh.

    And, Lastly, are you considering Salman Khan as an actor. He is not an actor but superstar and I really like him but surely, he is not an actor.

    Look at the body of work Akshay Kumar has done in last few years. Rustom, Airlift, Jolly LLB 2, Toilet, Baby to name a few.

  46. Akshay ko national award dekar jury walo ne apne aap par question mark khada kar diya….Aamir khan for dangal # is the only right choice for the most proud award…no body can stay around Aamir ….but….yeh India hai …my friends…every thing is possible….

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