Actor Dhanush recently claimed his second National Award in the Best Actor category; this time, for his film 'Asuran'. He released a statement saying, “I woke up to this amazing news of being honoured with the Prestigious national award for ASURAN. To win one best actor award is a dream, to win Two is nothing short of a blessing. I never imagined I would come this far.”
He thanked his parents and his brother Selvaraghavan who he considers his first acting “guru”. He also thanked director Vetrimaaran for casting him as Sivasami in 'Asuran'. He added, “Vetri, never thought when I met you at Balu Mahendra sir's office that you would become a friend, companion and a brother. I am so proud of the four films we have worked together and the two films we have produced together. I am very glad you chose to believe in me so much and I chose to believe in you. Now can't wait to hear what you have written for me next. A big hug.”
The actor thanked his co-stars Manju Warrier, Ken Karunas and TeeJay Arunasalam and his fans for their “unconditional love”. He added, “I sincerely thank the NATIONAL AWARD Jury for this award AA, I thank my producer Thanu sir for all the support. I thank the entire ASURAN team especially my family, my dear Pachaiyarnma Manju , my Chidambaram Ken and my Murugan Teejay. Thank you GV for ‘Vaa Asura, The blood bath song.”
Dhanush is currently camping in the US with his family as he shoots for his upcoming film 'The Gray Man', directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.