Actor Akshay Kumar was bestowed with the ‘Man Of The Decade Award’ at the 8th edition of the Vogue Beauty Awards which saw Bollywood’s who’s who present as well. Twinkle Khanna wrote a witty speech for her husband.
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It isn’t often that we hear an off-beat speech from a celebrity after they accept an award on stage. That is partly because award functions come with a certain kind of decorum and a time limit. But this speech given by Akshay Kumar at Vogue Beauty Awards’s 8th edition is something out-of-the-box. When we got to know that the speech was written by Mrs. Funny Bones herself, we couldn’t help but write on it!
On accepting the award for ‘Man Of The Decade’ Kumar said, “I thank Vogue that I was bestowed with such a prestigious award, I credit this to my parents. My wife has given me a speech so I will have to say this so bear with me. They says that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder but I say beauty is whoever lets you hold her. I would like to thank Vogue for this award. To my overpaid trainer and my underpaid cook, a big thank you for helping me maintain this beautiful Man of the Decade Body which I have. A part of the credit should also go to the fact that I did not have to carry my two children for nine whole months and thus my stomach did not have to stretch to elephantine proportions and then deflate to a small paunch with stretch marks and side skin that no amount of dieting can eradicate. So I’m eternally grateful to my wife for sacrificing her own vanity and producing our wonderful children and saving me from ruining my figure which would’ve ruined my chances of winning this award. Before I leave I’d like to thank my beautiful talented wife and all the support to getting her to write this speech as if she had nothing better to do tonight.”
Really witty isn’t it?
Amitabh Bachchan – who is known as the legend of Bollywood was also present at the event. He was presented with the ‘Ultimate Legend’ award. He said, “I’m least deserving of this award. There are two gentlemen – Akshay Kumar and Varun Dhawan who should be receiving this award instead of me; you can take this. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to publicly honor my family. I love and admire these three gorgeous ladies at home in private but today I’m doing so amidst you all so thank you.” Very modest of him.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was given the award of ‘Most Beautiful Global Icon’. In her award acceptance speech she expressed her love for her daughter. She said, “Thank you so much Alex and thank you Vogue for presenting me with this award. Priya, Anaita, Mickey, you are family to me. Thank you for making it so memorable for me with this title and celebrating a decade together. I cannot believe how time has flown by. Mickey is one of the main reasons I’m able to continue and earn these titles. Thank you so much! I’m happy to spend this evening with so many of my friends and glad to see Vogue celebrate them. Aradhya, my love, you are the most beautiful in this world ever!”
Shahid Kapoor And Meera Rajput were bestowed with the award of ‘Most Beautiful Couple.’ Kapoor said, “This is the first time I’ve been called on stage addressed as a parent so that was kind of new and different but really cool. I’m here with my better half and that makes me more beautiful.”
Varun Dhawan, in his award speech for being titled as the ‘Most Beautiful Man’, decided to take up a social cause and get candid. He said, “Thank you Vogue. I don’t get a lot of awards but this feels really special. Today when most of the crimes against women in our country are perpetuated by men, it reflects very poorly towards the men in our society. So on winning the title of The Most Beautiful Man of the Year, I would like to stress on the importance of men working towards making sure the women feel safe. So we have to go ahead and do that in 2017.”
Aditi Rao Hydari won the title of ‘Most Flawless Face.’
Apart from all the judges and award winners, present at the glittering soiree were the likes of Dia Mirza, Sunny Leone with husband Daniel Webber, Bhumi Pednekar, Natasha Poonawalla, Swara Bhaskar, Sayani Gupta, Parizaad Kolah Marshall, Neeta Lulla, Nishka Lulla, Sooraj Pancholi, Gayatri Oberoi, Tara Sharma, Saiyami Kher, Ujjwala Raut, Shibani Dandekar, Shamita Shetty, Rhea Chakraborty, Harshvardhan Rane, Evelyn Sharma, Tanishaa Mukerji.
Here are the photos from the event: