Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose performance as a 13-year-old dying of a fatal disease in ‘Paa’, won him his third National Award for Best Actor, says that the honour made him feel "worthy and wanted".
"Every award is most welcome, it makes you feel worthy and wanted. It is really a great moment for the entire family. I am very happy that Paa has won and Delhi-6 too, which has Abhishek in it," Bachchan told PTI.
“Paa’ won three more awards at the 57th National Awards here on Wednesday, Best Hindi Film, Best Make-up and Best Supporting Actress for Arundhati Nag.
Bachchan said that his wife Jaya was more happy for Abhishek than for him.
"Jaya is really happy, but she is more happy for Abhishek. Well, mothers are always partial to their children. It indeed calls for a family party but Abhishek is shooting on an island far away from here," said Bachchan.
Abhishek Bachchan meanwhile took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share the good news with everyone.
"My son just won the national award for his performance in Paa. I’m a very proud father on Wednesday. Paa has won 4 National Awards! So excuse me for a while going off to do the monkey dance!," wrote Abhishek.