On his receiving the Best Actor award, Amitabh wrote “At 68 after 40 years of my existence in this marvellous Industry, it feels strange to win a best actor award. I mean what exactly am I doing here. This is not my domain. It is the domain of the young and talented and excitable individuals, many of them in and around me. But as the slide on the other side of the mountain increases, it becomes difficult to apply any kind of brakes. They would be ineffective. Digging in would only be in the region of snow unless there are tree laden mountains that can be used to learn and strengthen the drop, to perhaps slow it down. But then for what ?"
A proud Amitabh who received the award from his son and daughter-in-law wrote “ “Abhishek and Aishwarya announced the best actor and a proud father went up to greet his son and daughter in law at the podium. You never know what to say at moments like this, but I was very keen to of course thank Balki for his vision and desire to make a film of this dimension, but also to the make up department that worked tirelessly on my face to make sure all went well"
Recalling his illustrious career in the industry Big B said “Yash Chopra and I were asked to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Javed Akhtar and there could not have been a more deserving person than him to have been honoured. It was an emotional moment as the three of us stood there, 35 years after we had just finished Deewar, one of the finest scripts written for the Indian Cinema. 35 years gone by and it seemed just like yesterday that we had sat in Yashji"s modest home and heard the script for the first time from Salim and Javed."