Arjun ISHAQZAADE Kapoor dedicated his first ever award to his mentor, superstar 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 WITH THE AWARD|
Arjun came up on the stage and exclaimed, ”Dad, this one’s for you!” looking at his father, filmmaker Boney Kapoor, who was sitting in the front row with his wife, actress Sridevi.
Boney Kapoor was beaming like a proud father, while Arjun added, “I would like to thank my family, my friends who have supported me unconditionally and loved throughout this journey. And my parents, who gave me this opportunity to pursue my dream.”
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“It’s very rare to get a chance. Thank you dad & 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 & 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 want to thank him! If this is anybody’s award first it’s Salman Bhai’s award… thank you Salman Bhai,” said Arjun.
Arjun 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 evergreen number from the movie RAM LAKHAN, ‘Ae ji…o ji..lo ji..suno ji..’ leaving the audience in peals of laughter and applause.