Akshay clarifies on bribing rumors for National Award

Akshay clarifies on bribing rumors for National Award

While Bollywood star actor Akshay Kumar is riding high after winning national award in best actor category for his performance, in Ruston, there have been speculations doing rounds about the actor that he offered some kickbacks to the jury in order to receive the national award.

>Excited about award, Akshay expressed his contentment saying, 'National award is highly prestigious for any film actor in India. Like everyone else, I too worked very hard to achieve it but I didn't believe it immediately.' The actor said he thought he was being April fooled about award-win.

While responding to rumors about bribing jury members, the actor took to media and clarified that he did not make any kind of contributions to win the award. 'I neither phoned nor bribed anyone to get this award. Even in the past, I was offered an award prize as compensation to my stage performance- but I denied it outrightly.'

On other hand, chairperson of feature film section for national awards - Priyadarshan expressed his displeasure saying 'I don't understand why is everyone questioning Akshay's award win?'

On the acting front, the Khilladi star is currently shooting for Neeraj Pandey's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and wrapping up Shankar's 'Robot 2.0' where he's playing antagonist role opposite Rajinikanth.