Ayushmann Khurrana has finally got the fruits of his labour. He won the Best Actor for his film AndhaDhun at the 66th National Film Awards announced yesterday. The actor got emotional on winning the coveted award and expressed his gratitude through a heartfelt poem that he shared on social media today. In the poem the talented actor wrote about his initial struggles and reminisced about how he came to Mumbai with starry dreams but with no bank balance.
In the poem, written in Hindi, Ayushmann talks about how it was the monsoons when he arrived in Mumbai, traveling in the sleeper class of a train. He adds that he has had many dreams as the teeming millions in the city. His parents were worried sick for him even then and are so even today. He further wrote about his struggles and how he did not let failures break his dreams and his back and because of those failures he has today bagged a National Award. Check out Ayushmann’s amazing poem here:
Ayushmann shared his National Award with Vicky Kaushal who won it for his performance in URI: The Surgical Strike. Ayushmann’s film AndhaDhun won two more awards for Best Hindi Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. Ayushmann's another release of 2018, Badhaai Ho was adjudged as the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
Winning a National Award is truly humbling and gratifying. I’m forever grateful for the love I’ve received! Also, a big hug and congratulations to my bro @vickykaushal09 ..
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) August 9, 2019
Many celebrities also wished the actor on his emphatic and well-deserved win. Karan Johar, Twinkle Khanna, Huma Qureshi, Rajkummar Rao also wished the actor. Check out their tweets below.
Huge Badhai ho to the team of #BadhaiHo and the team of #URI ! What a win to @ayushmannk and @vickykaushal09 ! Well done @RSVPMovies @JungleePictures @RonnieScrewvala ! #pritishahani Congratulations @AdityaDharFilms and kudos to #SriRamRaghavan for his win #Andhadhun
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) August 9, 2019
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) August 9, 2019
This is awesome!! Congratulations yaaay https://t.co/AqpW9gEm5n
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) August 9, 2019
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) August 9, 2019