Aamir Khan finally attends and accepts an award after 16 years

Aamir Khan who is known to never attend any award function, made an exception for legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, who invited the actor to attended Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Award.

The award is presented every year to honour artistes by the Mangeshkar clan to commemorate their father Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar’s death anniversary on April 24.

Aamir Khan was honoured with the Vishesh Puraskar for his outstanding work in ‘Dangal’ at the prestigious ceremony held last night at Shanmukananda Hall in Mumbai. The last time the ‘PK’ actor attended an awards function was 16 years ago at the Academy Awards when ‘Lagaan’ was nominated in the Best Film category.

Aamir Khan has been receiving appreciation from all quarters for his work in the blockbuster ‘Dangal’ which shattered box-office records to become the highest all-time grosser of Bollywood. The film was a biopic on Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh and his two daughters and India’s women wrestlers. The actor had undergone a huge physical transformation to portray Mahavir’s character on-screen.

Aamir will be next seen in and extended cameo in ‘Secret Superstar’ which stars ‘Dangal’ actress Zaira Wasim in the lead. He is also prepping for YRF’s ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ that also stars Amitabh Bachchan.