Irrfan Khan has truly had a home run by kickstarting the season with his much deserving win as the most Popular Actor. Redefining the meaning of a hero in Bollywood, Irrfan won the award for his brilliant act in Hindi Medium. Being nominated for two films, truly shows how the figure of Indie cinema has blurred the lines of the content versus commercial.
Speaking about his win, Irrfan said:
“It’s amazing that I won this very same award as the Best Villian for Hassil and now it’s the Best Actor. It’s humbling and I’m really glad to know how successful Hindi Medium has been as a film. I have always strongly believed that the economy of film success can be achieved with films that run high on content. Hindi Medium I do truly believe was a complete entertainer with a great message and subject backing it and that’s what makes this win even more special. The year has ended on a great note first with my last film being appreciated by all and now this”.