Since the time I heard the news I have been ecstatic And feel very honored. My family, my friends, my fans, all of them have been sending their congratulations and love as soon as the news came out. When a performance is judged on the basis of excellence it’s truly amazing and the feeling of victory is much sweeter. I’m privileged & honored to receive such a prestigious award for all my film work. I’m grateful and humbled at the same time and I thank each & everyone who has ever appreciated and applauded by efforts that I put into all the characters that I play in films. This is not an honor for Manoj Bajpayee the actor only but its an honor for the journey of conviction and the belief with which i have tirelessly worked towards my goal. I would really like to thank each and everyone who has contributed to this journey , my career and my life.