Earlier in the morning, it was announced that Akshay Kumar has won National Award for Rustom. The decision was mocked even by Akshay fans as they feel his performance in Airlift was better.
But now after receiving the backlash, Priyadarshan who is the head of National Film Awards Jury, said that Akshay has won it for both Airlift and Rustom.
“Akshay has won the Best Actor award for both Airlift and Rustom. For technical reasons only Rustom is mentioned in the list of awardees. But he has given contrasting and extremely sensitive performances in both Airlift and Rustom, and we thought it was only fair to honour him for both."