Shah Rukh Khan wins the Dadasaheb Phalke award for Best Actor says ‘I am extremely happy. I like awards. I am a bit greedy’

It was a night of jubilation and respect for the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, as he clinched the Best Actor award at the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards (DPIFF) for the year 2024. This remarkable achievement comes in recognition of his compelling performance in the film ‘Jawan’, directed by Atlee. Donning a classic all-black suit that exuded his trademark charisma, the actor graced the award ceremony held on February 21st, making it his first award show appearance in the new year.

In the past year, film enthusiasts witnessed the sensational return of Shah Rukh Khan to the big screen after a hiatus that left his fans yearning for his performances. He made a powerful comeback with ‘Pathaan’, a major box office hit. The resounding success of ‘Pathaan’ paved the way for two more box office triumphs with ‘Jawan’ and ‘Dunki’. His dedication and the relentless pursuit of excellence resulted in consecutive cinematic hits, which undeniably contributed to his triumph at the DPIFF.

The accolade presented to Shah Rukh Khan was not just a testament to his individual talent but also underscored the collaborative efforts of the team behind ‘Jawan’. Graciously accepting the award, Khan’s speech reflected humility and gratitude. He stated, “Shukriya sari jury member ka jinhone mujhko best actor ke liye layak samjha. Aur bahut saal ho gaye mujhe Best Actor ka award nahin mila toh aisa lagne laga tha ki ab milega hi nahin. Mujhe bahut khushi hai. Mujhe awards bahut ache lagte hai main thoda laalchi hu, greedy hu. Mere se zaada Vinod Chopra ko acche lagte hai. Hum dono share karlenge Vinod.” Translated, he thanked the jury for deeming him worthy of this honor, playfully admitting his fondness for awards, and his slight ‘greed’ for recognition.

He did not miss the opportunity to express his appreciation for the entire cast and crew of ‘Jawan’, candidly sharing his thrill and emotional touch by the recognition of his work. He praised the teamwork that went into making the film, attributing much of his personal success on the project to the collective hard work. Furthermore, Khan made a heartfelt promise to continue working diligently to entertain audiences both in India and abroad, irrespective of the roles or challenges that might come his way.

The Bollywood superstar’s relationship with his fans is fuelled by his prolific career poised with memorable performances and charismatic screen presence. Ever since his debut, Khan has captivated millions with a diverse range of characters and narratives. From romance and drama to action and tragedy, his body of work reflects the dynamism and versatility of his acting prowess.

It was not just the film industry insiders who celebrated Khan’s success. A video capturing Khan’s acceptance speech surfaced on social media thanks to an ardent fan page, which accumulated significant views and shares. This not only attests to the actor’s popularity but also to the impact of his artistry, which transcends geographical and cultural boundaries.

The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards, named after the father of Indian cinema, represents a beacon of acknowledgment and prestige within the film fraternity. Winning the Best Actor award at such an acclaimed event further cements Shah Rukh Khan’s status as a stalwart of Indian cinema, whose career is distinguished by accolades and the love of the masses.

With his most recent honor at the DPIFF, Shah Rukh Khan’s journey in the world of cinema continues to flourish, marked by a relentless drive to excel and an unyielding commitment to entertaining a global audience. His achievements inspire up-and-coming actors, while his passion for the craft sets a benchmark for excellence in acting. As the bright lights of the award night fade, fans and peers alike are eager for the next chapter in the illustrious career of the one and only Shah Rukh Khan.

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