Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan on Dec. 3 won the Best Actor (Popular Choice) at the Star Screen Awards for "Hindi Medium." He was also nominated for "Qarib Qarib Singlle."(Irrfan Khan/Twitter photo)

MUMBAI—For Irrfan Khan, whose performances find critical acclaim, it was a welcome change to be acknowledged by a popular awards platform here.

Khan on Dec. 3 won the Best Actor (Popular Choice) at the Star Screen Awards for "Hindi Medium." He was also nominated for "Qarib Qarib Singlle."

"It's great to be acknowledged by popular awards in a popular main actor category. I was in queue for a long time. And this time for two movies which are Qarib Qarib Singlle and 'Hindi Medium.' I will celebrate this and God promise, (I) won't get delusional," Irrfan Khan said in a statement.

After his victory, he had tweeted: "'Haasil' se Hindi Medium tak, villain se popular hero tak.... Thank you Star Screen Awards."

Khan is set to be honored at the 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) on Dec. 6.

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