The talented actor, who had a fabulous 2017, is absolutely delighted for receiving Special Mention Award at the 65th National Awards which were held in New Delhi on Thursday. The Masaan actor got the honour for his spectacular acting in Rajkummar Rao-starrer Newton, which was also India’s official entry to 2018 Oscars.


Sharing his joy, after getting so many congratulatory wishes, Pankaj said, “Mental state is good, but more than pressure, the responsibility has gone up which means now I have to be a part of cinema which entertains and not just gives some message. That’s because after entertaining if I also give out a little message in the end, the audience will take it in a better way. That’s my primary concern as an actor. I’m no activist to talk about social reform. So, now I need to do films which entertain, definitely, but also give out a small message.”

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