Sonam Kapoor's acting career just got a "humungous" boost


Sonam Kapoor’s acting career just got a “humungous” boost

Her current co-star Akshay Kumar won big too

By ELLE team  April 7th, 2017

The list of the winners for the 64th National Film Awards is out and turns out future co-stars Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor both got honoured this year.

Sonam Kapoor received a Special Mention for her role in Neerja, while the movie went on to win ‘Best Hindi Feature Film’. Her Padman co-star Akshay Kumar won the title of ‘Best Actor’ for Rustom.

“It goes without saying that I am very happy. In fact, I am shooting for R Balki sir’s film in Indore along with Akshay Kumar so it’s like double celebrations for us,’ Sonam said in an interview with Hindustan Times, adding, “It’s such a prestigious award, it adds humungous validation to your efforts. There’s no lobbying or corruption involved when it comes to National Awards. In that sense, it’s a very genuine and true award. So, I am extremely kicked about it.”

The actor posted an Instagram with Akshay Kumar, from the sets of their upcoming movie, expressing their ‘shock’ at the news.

Check out the full list of winners right here