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Bollywood megastar Amitabh
Bachchan, whose performance as a 13-year-old dying of a fatal
disease in Paa
, won him his third National Award for Best
Actor, says that the honour made him feel "worthy and wanted".
The 67-year-old's turn as Auro, reel life son to real
life son Abhishek Bachchan in the AB Corps production,
impressed the jury which "unanimously" declared him the best.
"Every award is most welcome, it makes you feel worthy
and wanted. It is really a great moment for the entire family.
I am very happy that Paa
has won and Delhi-6 too, which has
Abhishek in it," Bachchan told PTI.
won three more awards at the 57th National
Awards here today, Best Hindi Film, Best Make-up and Best
Supporting Actress for Arundhati Nag.
Bachchan said that his wife Jaya was more happy for
Abhishek than for him.
"Jaya is really happy, but she is more happy for
Abhishek. Well, mothers are always partial to their children.
It indeed calls for a family party but Abhishek is shooting on
an island far away from here," said Bachchan.
The actor remembered the experience of shooting Paa
and said that it was indeed a tiring film.
"It was a tiring film. I would sit for five hours to
get the make-up and then it will take another few hours to get
it off. But in the end we all know that we did a marvellous
job," said Bachchan.
With his win, the actor has joined a elite league of
actors with multiple National Awards in their kitty, moving
one step ahead of Malayalam superstar Mammootty who has won
the award thrice.
Bachchan won the award for Best Newcomer in 1969 for
, and went on to get two Best Actor trophies
-- in 1991 for his portrayal of the angry young man Vijay Deenanath Chauhan in Agnipath
and in 2006 for Black
Abhishek Bachchan meanwhile took to micro-blogging
website Twitter to share the good news with everyone.
"My son just won the national award for his
performance in Paa. I'm a very proud father today. Paa has won
4 National Awards! So excuse me for a while going off to do
the monkey dance!," wrote Abhishek.