Poonam Singh

Shah Rukh Khan graciously accepted the Best Actor award at the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2024 for his outstanding performance in ‘Jawan.’

Expressing his gratitude, Khan humbly acknowledged the jury members who deemed him worthy after a prolonged hiatus from winning such accolades. 

“Shukriya sari jury member ka jinhone mujhko best actor ke liye layak samjha aur bhaut saal ho gaye mujhe best actor ka award nahin mila toh aisa lagne laga tha ki ab milega hi nahin. Mujhe bhaut khushi hai. Mujhe awards bhaut ache lagte hai …main thoda laalchi hu,” he said, leaving everyone in splits.

In his acceptance speech, Shah Rukh playfully teased Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who was enthusiastically cheering for him in the audience, stating, and “Mere se zyada Vidhu Vinod Chopra ko ache lagte hai. Hum dono share kar lenge". The 12th Fail director was seen laughing his heart out. The light-hearted comment left the crowd in splits, showcasing Khan's charismatic wit.

Expressing his joy, Khan extended his thanks to the director of ‘Jawan,’ Atlee, along with co-stars Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, and all those involved in making the film a success. 

“I am genuinely thrilled and touched that people have recognized the work that I have put in. Work of an artist is not important… all the people around him or her make everything come together,” he added.

He concluded his speech with a promise, “I promise I will keep working hard and entertain India and people who are living abroad for as many years as I can. Whether it takes me to dance, to fall, to fly, to romance, to be evil, to be a bad guy, to be a good guy… Inshallah, I will keep working hard.”

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