National Award win is best birthday gift: Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranut said the Best Actor National Film Award that has came her way on Monday for her dual act in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, is “the best birthday gift” for her.
“It’s the best birthday gift I could have got. I am thrilled and I feel blessed,” Kangana, who turned 29 on March 23, said in a statement.
She is especially excited “since Mr. Bachchan is the Best Actor with me”.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been named the Best Actor for his effortless portrayal of a nagging father suffering from constipation in Piku.
Now, Kangana is “thinking about what to wear for the ceremony”.
This is Kangana’s third National Film Award victory. She had won the Best Supporting Actor for Fashion, and Best Actor for Queen.
Dum Laga ke Haisha- Best Hindi Film
Yash Raj Films’ Dum Laga Ke Haisha was named the winner of the Best Hindi Film honour at the 63rd National Film Awards. Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, head of the feature film jury, announced the film as the winner. “A sweet and resonant film set in Haridwar, it challenged the prejudices in a middle class family of choosing a bride,” Sippy said of the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer.
The film is directed by Sharat Katariya. Bhumi, who played an overweight girl in the film thanked her fans for support.
Baahubali: The Beginning wins Best Film
Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli’s southern magnum opus Baahubali: The Beginning was on Monday named the Best Feature Film at the 63rd National Film Awards announcement here. Baahubali: The Beginning, which was a box office wonder, was lauded for being an “imaginative film, monumental by its production values and cinematic brilliance in creating a fantasy world on the screen” by filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, head of the Feature Film jury.
Baahubali was even named for the award for Best Special Effects as these brought out the “emotional and dramatic upheavals of the story” in the movie. While some other marvels of southern cinema have found a place in the list of winners, Bengali movie director Goutam Ghose today said Sankhachil getting the best Bengali film 63rd national award will boost the film’s chances at the box office before its release in mid April.
My mother’s prayers answered: Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali says his National award as director for Bajirao Mastani is “very special” as the win has fulfilled his mother’s longstanding wish.
This is Bhansali’s first National award as a director and the 53-year-old filmmaker is glad that finally his mother’s prayers have been answered.
“This is my first National Award as a director. It is really very special to me. My mother always prayed that I should get one and here I get it. Her prayers are answered,” said Bhansali.
The film, which was not only a blockbuster has also earned five other awards– best supporting actor honour for Tanvi Azmi, best choreography for Remo D’Souza, best cinematogrpahy, production design, re-recordist.
“With Bajirao Mastani we have created history now. I am too thrilled to receive the honour,” he said.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan - the Best Popular Film
Filmmaker Kabir Khan is ecstatic that his Salman Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan, a film which promoted bonhomie between people in India and Pakistan, has been named the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 63rd National Awards announcement.
“Thank you everybody for all your love. We are really happy that Bajrangi Bhaijaan got the National Award for Best Popular Film,” Kabir Khan tweeted soon after the official announcement on Monday morning.
The movie delves into the story of a simpleton named Bajrangi, who embarks on a journey to take a mute six-year-old Pakistani girl separated in India from her mother, back to her hometown in Pakistan.
An emotional and touching drama, the movie had touched the right chords with audiences on both sides of the border.