Arjun Kapoor dedicated his first ever award to his mentor Salman Khan! The newbie who was selected for the Best Debut Actor at the recently held Zee Cine Awards in Mumbai couldn’t contain his emotions on receiving the award.
Arjun Kapoor came up on the stage and exclaimed, “Dad, this one’s for you!” looking at his father who was sitting in the front row with his wife, Sridevi. Boney Kapoor was beaming like a proud father. Arjun Kapoor added,
“I would like to thank my family, my friends who have supported me unconditionally and loved throughout this journey. And my parents, my mother, my father who gave me this opportunity to pursue my dream. It’s very rare to get a chance and thank you dad and this one is for you mom. I hope wherever you are, you must be very very happy.”
“My journey wouldn’t be complete without of course my mother but most importantly, I want to dedicate this award to Salman Khan. I was not exactly ready to be an actor or anywhere close to it, he saw something in me and till today, I wonder what and he has never told me what he saw in me, but I am ever so grateful to him for all that he has done for me..and I just wanna thank him! If this is anybody’s award first it’s a Salman Bhai’s award, thank you Salman Bhai.”
Arjun Kapoor shared this award with Ayushman Khurana who won the same for his debut movie ‘Vicky Donor’. It was an endearing moment when Ayushman and Arjun broke into an impromptu jig on Anil Kapoor’s ever green number from the movie Ram Lakhan, ‘Ae ji…o ji..lo ji..suno ji..’ leaving the audience in peals of laughter and applause!!!
To catch all this action and more tune into Zee Cine Awards, 2nd Feb, Saturday at 9pm. Start early and catch all the excitement on the Red Carpet @ 8.30pm only on Zee TV!