Aamir Khan finally attends an award function after 16 years, who was invited by the Nightingale of India, recently attended Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards, held to commemorate her father’s 75th death anniversary and it was also when the legendary singer started singing in films. The actor was reportedly honoured with Vishesh Puraskar for his outstanding work in Dangal at the prestigious ceremony. The PK star last attended an award show 16 years ago at the Academy Awards when Lagaan was nominated in the Best Film category.
Actor Aamir Khan, who is known to give award functions a miss for the past 15 years (he last attended the Oscars where his production Lagaan was nominated in the Foreign Film category), made an exception on Monday evening when he was honoured at the 75th Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award.
In the presence of the legendary songstress Lata Mangeshkar, Aamir Khan was presented the prestigious Vishesh Puraskar for his film Dangal, by Mohan Madhukar Bhagwat, the current Chief, of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
It’s a huge respect that we’ve got, Nitesh Tewari – the director of Dangal and me”, said Aamir at the ceremony, in Mumbai.”I want to thank Lata Didi, the Dinanath trust, and their entire family, for bestowing us and our film with this honour. A film starts with a writer, and the respect that we’ve got across the nation is all thanks to Nitesh’s hardwork. I have achieved success and immense love from all my fans, thanks to those writers and directors who’ve written and made my films. I accept this on behalf of my whole team,” he added.