Arjun Kapoor dedicates his first award to Salman Khan!
New kid on the block, Arjun Kapoor dedicated his first ever award to his mentor Salman Khan! The newbie who was selected for the Best Debut Actor at the recently held Zee Cine Awards in Mumbai couldn’t contain his emotions on receiving the award. Arjun came up on the stage and exclaimed, “Dad, this one’s for you!” looking at his father who was sitting in the front row with his wife, Sridevi. Boney Kapoor was beaming like a proud father. Arjun added,”I would like to thank my family, my friends who have supported me unconditionally and loved throughout this journey. And my parents, my mother, my father who gave me this opportunity to pursue my dream. It's very rare to get a chance and thank you dad & this one is for you mom…. I hope wherever you are must be very very happy. My journey wouldn't be complete without of course my mother but most importantly, I want to dedicate this award to Salman Khan. I was not exactly ready to be an actor or anywhere close to it, he saw something in me and till today, I wonder what & he has never told me what he saw in me ….but I am ever so grateful to him for all that he has done for me..and I just wanna thank him! If this is anybody's award first it's a Salman Bhai's award… thank you Salman Bhai.”
Arjun shared this award with Ayushman Khurana who won the same for his debut movie ‘Vicky Donor’. It was an endearing moment when Ayushman and Arjun broke into an impromptu jig on Anil Kapoor’s ever green number from the movie Ram Lakhan, ‘Ae ji…o ji..lo ji..suno ji..’ leaving the audience in peals of laughter and applause!!!