Bollywood actor of yesteryears Dimple Kapadia says, her son-in-law Akshay Kumar, who has already been conferred a Padma Shri award, deserves a national award too because she believes that he is a great entertainer.
"I think he (Akshay Kumar) deserves a national award. Nor for any movie as such but he has really grown as an actor and he is excellent in comedy beside that he is an allrounder, and most importantly he is a great entertainer," she told reporters at a cafe where she came to promote her upcoming film "Tum Milo Toh Sahi" here Monday.
"Honestly speaking, awards are just luck. Some give brilliant performances but they never get awarded and someone else gets it. I don't think an award is really important. Someone can perform far brilliant than you but you get the award, so it's not big deal," she said.
Dimple is sharing screen space with Akshay in director Nikhil Advani's "Patiala House" where he is again playing a role of a Sardar after Anees Bazmee's "Singh is Kinng" (2008).
Long 16 years after "Krantiveer" in 1994, Dimple is paired opposite actor Nana Patekar in Kabir Sadanand's "Tum Milo Toh Sahi" where they play lovers in their 50s.
"It was a fantastic experience again working with Nana Patekar. We share a student-teacher relationship where I am a student. I learnt a lot from him. With every film he has given me something," said Dimple.
"The climax of the film is completely dedicated to him and Kabir. The way they made me see it and the way they made me do it... it's completely their baby. I just went and did what they wanted me to do. It's great to get such a co-star and that's what Nana is. He gives you a lot," she added
Releasing Friday, "Tum Milo Toh Sahi" weaves together lives of three couples who connect with one another through a series of touching and funny moments. Dimple essays a Parsi woman running an old Irani cafe in the film.