Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan has not received a National Award yet but at an event in Mumbai, the actor said that he does not consider any of his performances worthy of the honour.
“It’s the kind of audience, jury members and filmmakers that I have won so many awards. For me, to sit back and think about winning an award for that (film), it would be demeaning any award. If I did not get it, I don’t deserve it,” Shah Rukh Khan told reporters at the announcement of Indian Academy awards. He was responding to a query on winning a National Award for Chak De India or Swades.
“I don’t think there is any performance of mine till date that could or should have got a National Award. I don’t perform according to winning awards. If I don’t get an award I don’t deserve it,” he said. Shah Rukh was addressing the press conference of the first ever Indian Academy Awards (IAA) executed by Cineyug.
The first event will be held at Silicon Valley, California, USA. The awards are aimed at bringing together the talent in Hollywood, Bollywood and Tollywood.
“Television has destroyed award functions as awards have become television-friendly. It’s more for GEC and it’s sad. It (award functions) starts with earnestness and ethics that we get best possible way to judge and give away the awards,” Shah Rukh said.
“Everyone tries to be credible but sometimes reasons of commerce and economics don’t let it go to an extent. The assumption would be for every award. We assume Indian Academy Awards will be authentic and also entertaining,” he said. Shah Rukh also said that he has kept a count of the number of awards that he had won so far.
“I love awards. I have never made any bones about it. I love being an actor, love being a movie star and winning awards for my work. I have been working for years and some kind of recognition is good. For all artists, be it poet, singer, choreographer, dancer or a painter. You just want applause for your work,” he said.
Shah Rukh, however, does get disheartened when he doesn’t win an award as he remarked: “Any award that I have received, I take it as a collective applause for the work that I do in a year or for a specific film. I do keep a tab on awards, I try and work hard. I feel sad when I don’t win an award.”
Shah Rukh Khan, who was last seen in Dear Zindagi, is gearing up for the release of Raees, scheduled to release on January 25, 2017.