Ranveer Singh: Aditya Chopra said ‘I found my next Shah Rukh’
Ranveer and Arjun Kapoor received accolades at the Filmfare Middle East Awards
Ranveer Singh bagged the ‘Superstar of the Decade’ award at the Filmfare Middle East Awards, which were held in Dubai recently. Arjun Kapoor was also given the ‘Breakthrough Performer of the Year’ award for his performance in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.
Taking to Instagram, Ranveer wrote, “Superstar of the Decade! Thank you Filmfare Middle East for deeming my cinematic journey to be a glorious one. Honoured to receive this award in the presence of my parents & my screen idols.”
The actor had also made an emotional speech at the event, “I promise I will continue to entertain till the end of my life … I am a miracle standing in front of you.” He dedicated the award to Yash Raj Films’ Aditya Chopra for believing in him and discovering him. “He took a chance on me when no one did and said ‘I found my next Shah Rukh,” said Ranveer. His entire family was in tears at the speech.
Arjun Kapoor also took to Instagram and thanked the Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar director Dibakar Banerjee for believing in him. He dedicated the award to his late mother. “This one’s really special! Proud to receive the ‘Breakthrough Performer of the Year’ award from @filmfareme for my acting in #SandeepAurPinkyFaraar!! Thank you Dibakar Banerjee for your belief in me as an actor and mentoring me to deliver a performance that is my career best so far! Thank you @parineetichopra for being an awesome co-star as always and the entire team of #SandeepAurPinkyFaraar. I dedicate this award to you mom for always believing that I should always dream with my eyes open! Love you and miss you..”
On the other hand, Janhvi Kapoor won the award for ‘Youth Icon of Bollywood’. Hema Malini was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and Vaani Kapoor received the ‘Game Changer’ award for her performance in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.