The 63rd National Awards have been announced. While it was Deepika Padukone who was sweeping away awards at almost all the award functions, the fiery and feisty Kangana Ranaut has walked away with the coveted National Award as Best Actress for her film TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS. She has bagged the National Award for the third time after FASHION and QUEEN. While the ‘Best Actor' award was won by megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the film PIKU. Interestingly, this is Big B's fourth win after AGNEEPATH, BLACK and PAA.
||PIKU, BAJIRAO MASTANI AND TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS
Though Ranveer Singh's superlative performance was lauded by many and he even won back-to-back awards for ‘Best Actor' for the film BAJIRAO MASTANI, the current heartthrob missed out on National Award. However, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been awarded as ‘Best Director' for BAJIRAO MASTANI. Besides, ace choreographer Remo D'Souza won ‘Best Choreography' for BAJIRAO MASTANI and Tanvi Azmi for ‘Best Supporting Actress' for BAJIRAO MASTANI. The film also won Best Production Design, Best Cinematography and other honours.
SS Rajamouli's money-spinner multi-lingual blockbuster BAAHUBALI won Best Film Award, while Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar's DUM LAGA KE HAISHA has bagged Best Hindi Film.
While Salman Khan may not have won any award, his film BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN, which was also the biggest grosser of 2015, has been awarded with the ‘Best Popular Film Award' at National Awards.
Others who were also lucky enough to bag the National award include Kalki Koechlin won a Special Jury Award for her performance in MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW. Juhi Chaturvedi and Himanshu Sharma shared the award for Best Screenplay and Dialogue for PIKU and TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS respectively. Whereas, Vishal Bhardwaj won ‘Best Adapted Screenplay' for TALVAR.
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