With the year coming to an end, also brings time to beginning of the awards season. And after having delivered two masterstrokes this year, Irrfan Khan has truly had a home run by kickstarting the season with his much deserving win as the most Popular Actor. A category much debated in the past few years, has this year been won by Irrfan who has shown the great blend of content multiplied with commercial gains.
Redefining the meaning of a hero in Bollywood, Irrfan won the award for his brilliant act in Hindi Medium. Being nominated for two films, truly shows how the figure of Indie cinema has blurred the lines of the content versus commercial.
Irrfan was nominated alongside the likes of Shahrukh Khan for Raees, Varun Dhawan for Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, Aamir Khan for Dangal. He went home with his award in hand which was held at an event in Mumbai last night.
Speaking about his win, Irrfan said, “It’s amazing that I won this very same award as the Best Villian for Hassil and now it’s the Best Actor. It’s humbling and I’m really glad to know how successful Hindi Medium has been as a film. I have always strongly believed that the economic of film success can be achieved with films that run high on content. Hindi Medium I do truly believe was a complete entertainer with a great message and subject backing it and that’s what makes this win even more special. The year has ended on a great note first with my last film being appreciated by all and now this”.