Ace actor Aamir Khan, who distanced himself from the Award functions back in 1993, after his cult film, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, was unfairly overlooked in almost every category, finally accepted an award.
The superstar received Vishesh Puraskar at the 75th Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards. The honour was for his performance in Dangal,the biggest hit of 2016.
Khan, while receiving the award, thanked all the writers and the directors he has worked in his over two decade long career. “Today wherever I am, the credit goes to all the writers who have written my films. I am here because of the directors and writer for the wonderful work they’ve done. I thank all of them,” he said.
Veteran actor Vyanjathimala was another recipient of the award, which is in the memory of renowned theatre actor and classical vocalist Dinanath Mangeshkar, who was also father of singing legends Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. Lata Ji was present at the occasion where former cricketer Kapil Dev was also honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian cricket.