Audience reaction more important to me than awards: Salman

Mumbai, May 20 Actor Salman Khan, whose blockbuster film 'Dabangg' bagged the 58th National Film Award for best film in wholesome entertainment category, said he is happy with the award but audience reaction is more important to him.

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Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actor Salman Khan, whose blockbuster film 'Dabangg' bagged the 58th National Film Award for best film in wholesome entertainment category, said he is happy with the award but audience reaction is more important to him.

'Awards and rewards, we were already given by the people of the country long ago for the film. Now the people forced the government of India that this award should go to 'Dabangg' only. This award is important to me but people are more important. So I was as it is very happy that people enjoyed the film,' the 45-year-old actor told reporters here.

'Dabangg' is a 2010 film, directed by Abhinav Kashyap and produced by Salman's younger brother Arbaaz Khan. The lead actors in the film included Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Om Puri, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar and Mahie Gill apart from Salman.

The film broke many records at the box office within the first week of its release. It went on to become the highest opening day grosser as well as the highest weekend grossing Bollywood film of all time.

The actor was present at a meet to announce the 'Ready Live Mad Concert' from T-series, an initiative by 3rd Rock Entertainment in association with Provogue India and Agni Jewels. The concert will be held at hotel Tulip Star June 2.


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