Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor award for Paan Singh Tomar at the 60th National Film Awards. He shared the award with Vikram Gokhale, who was honoured for his role in Marathi film Anumati.
Speaking about his role, Irrfan said, "I am really grateful to the story that came my way." He also added, "Film is not just a business, it has to have a passion. You have to enjoy the part. Connection with the part is important."