HT India’s Most Stylish Awards 2018: Funny, honest and emotional celebrity acceptance speeches that stood out
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HT India’s Most Stylish Awards 2018: Funny, honest and emotional celebrity acceptance speeches that stood out

HT India’s Most Stylish Awards was full of quotable quotes, unforgettable one-liners, and some sincere acceptance speeches. We pick the highlights, which involve Rekha, Sonakshi Sinha, and Akshay Kumar, among others.

MostStylishAwards Updated: Jan 27, 2018 11:43 IST
Manali Shah
Manali Shah
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Rekha thanks the audience at HT India’s Most Stylish Awards. (HT photo)

An evening full of glamour, entertainment and celebration. HT India’s Most Stylish Awards 2018 was an event that the guests aren’t going to forget in a hurry. Here are the top 5 highlights:

The evergreen style diva Rekha had us sniffing into our tissues when she accepted the Hall of Fame (Female) award. “This is a reminder that my amma (mother) is still around me,” she began. She went on to address the secret to why she always prefers to don saris, and in particular, kanjivaram saris. “Wearing a sari is about my roots, my tradition, and it reminds me of my mother. I feel engulfed with love and protection. Thanks, amma, for making me stylish.” We heart!

Sonakshi Sinha threw so much shade in her acceptance speech, we could hardly handle it. She didn’t hold back while receiving the Breaking the Mould (female) award: “When I entered the film industry, people said my forehead is too big. I said so is Angelina Jolie’s, and flaunted bold hairdos. They said I’m too big, so I danced my way into big blockbusters of Indian cinema. They said I can’t do certain kinds of roles, so I went on to break the mould.” A true queen!

Sonakshi Sinha gives a speech. (HT Photo)

Akshay Kumar let loose his charming and humourous side as he went on stage to accept the Jeep Style Badge of Honour. Among the presenters was a senior official from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the company which manufactures the SUV brand Jeep. Tongue firmly in cheek, Kumar asked him if he would also be getting a Jeep, to add to the trophy. Put on the spot, the official was left with no choice but to say yes. And that’s how Akki might just have earned himself a new car purely through his wit.

Vir Das and Akshay Kumar banter on stage. (HT Photo)

TV actor Hina Khan (who won Most Stylish TV Personality — Female award) was not embarrassed or ashamed to admit that she was a tad nervous on stage. We adored her honesty when she said: “It’s my first time being among such Bollywood celebrities receiving this kind of award.” Khan managed to touch our hearts with her candour.

Hina Khan walks up to accept her award. (HT Photo)

As Sanjay Dutt won the Style Legend (Male) award, host Vir Das pointed out that he’s always been a trendsetter in Bollywood. Das asked Dutt what style he is currently setting, to which Dutt quipped: “For the last three years, I had a style of wearing jail’s khadi kurta pyjama, topi and tilak. But I don’t wish that for Bollywood.”

Boney Kapoor with Sanjay Dutt. (HT Photo)

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First Published: Jan 25, 2018 13:43 IST