Rakhi Sawant who recently grabbed headlines for posing with Pakistan's national flag, won a Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award 2019 for 'Best Item Dancer in Bollywood' on Saturday.
Posing with the trophy, she said, "Finally! Thank God item girls are getting an award now. I have done around 75-100 item songs in all languages till date, I have done so many reality shows but I have never received an award. (Yes, I was nominated though). My legs and bones have given up dancing in Bollywood, I have put in so much hardwork. Thank you so much for honoring me with this award."
A reporter asked 'if the award was purchased?' To this, Rakhi replied saying, "Not at all. Hamari itni aukaat nai hai award ko purchase karein. The jury and the federation realised that Rakhi Sawant hasn't received an award since 12 years so I am very thankful to them. It gives us motivation when an artist is honored with an award. It makes us work harder."
Rakhi Sawant also performed at the award event.
Other winners like Gurmeet Choudhary, Sunil Grover, Nia Sharma who bagged 'The Stylish actress of the year' award, Nakuul Mehta, Roadies fame Kriti Verma and others too won an award.
Actress-dancer Rakhi Sawant grabbed several eyeballs yet again as she was recently seen posing with Pakistan's national flag. The Bollywood diva on Wednesday, May 8, shared a number of pictures on Instagram where she can be seen donning a shimmery outfit as she holds the flag standing amidst a picturesque background. Her pose has triggered social media debate, as her followers wondered the reason for her move.
The actress, however, explained it all in the caption in which she revealed that she has been shooting for a film where is going to play a Pakistani girl. "I love my india 🇮🇳 but its my character in the film 🎥 dhara 370" read her post.
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