I didn't act well enough in HNY, don’t deserve an award: Shah Rukh

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2015 01:05 IST

Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan has a shocking and honest confession to make. And it's about award functions.

The Chennai Express actor says he did not act "well enough" in 2014 and so, he "doesn’t deserve being nominated for an award".

SRK’s name is missing from the nominee list for an upcoming awards show. When asked by a Mumbai tabloid to react to this, the 49-year-old said, “I don’t think I should be nominated for acting in Happy New Year (2014). Yes, the film has done very well but as an actor, I don’t deserve to be nominated.”

The Shah Rukh and Deepika Padukone starrer was expected to do well across theatres but the kind of business the movie showed on the first day itself was nothing short of phenomenal. The movie broke all first day records and made about Rs 45 crore with Rs 42. 62 crore in Hindi, Rs 1.43 crore in Telugu and Rs 92 lakhs in Tamil, Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted.

Produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, this Farah Khan-directed movie collected Rs 350 crore worldwide in three weeks since it was released just before Diwali in 2014.

After breaking box office records, Shah Rukh and his Happy New Year team had one more reason to celebrate: The library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences had selected the film's screenplay for its permanent Motion Picture Scripts Core Collection.

In the past, scripts of Rajkumar Hirani's 3 Idiots (2009), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Eklavya (2007) and Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullet Raja (2013) had been added to the library.

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