Salman Khan says the love he has got from the viewers for his latest film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' is his national award.
His co-star Kareena Kapoor Khan recently in an interview had said that she feels the actor might get the coveted recognition for his work in the blockbuster film.
"It is sweet of people to say that (National Award). I think there are a lot of other people who deserve national award than me. I appreciate that. People have loved the film..watched it three four times.. that is the national award for me," Salman told PTI reporters.
On his acting skills being lauded, he said, "I haven't considered myself as a star or actor. This is my badappan (modesty).There was a feeling that it would do well. We did expect that people would appreciate the film... and we got to know that we were on the same wave length. Whenever we make films on India-Pakistan, we deal with army and terrorists. We have never shown the normal side of people in both the countries.We were dealing with humanity and people have liked that."
In the film, Salman helps a mute Pakistani girl and the theme also struck a chord with the viewers across the border too.
"We are happy with the response. Earlier, there was negativity with this film so we were scared initially but we were saying it is a positive film," he further added.
"Aamir and Shah Rukh launched the look of the film and those, who all watched the film from the industry have liked it. The numbers decide if the film has got appreciation or not but this film has got respect as well," he said.