Sonam Kapoor's movie Neerja won two awards at the 64th National Film Awards including Best Feature Film in Hindi and Special Mention for the 31-year-old actress
Sonam Kapoor received a Special Mention at the 64th National Film Awards for her performance in Neerja. Anil Kapoor says that he is a proud father
Twinkle Khanna, who accompanied husband Akshay Kumar to the National Film Awards 2017, tweeted, "A sari is non-judgemental, accommodating and forgiving in nature- I wish we had more friends like that as well"
National Film Awards 2017: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja were seated in the front row along with filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar and the National Awards jury head Priyadarshan
Akshay Kumar received his National Award for Best Actor from President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. The ceremony was held in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Other awardees included Dangal star Zaira Wasim who won Best Supporting Actress, Mohanlal who received the Jury Award, and Sonam Kapoor who was given a Special Mention for her work in Neerja. Neerja, the story of slain Pan Am flight stewardess Neerja Bhanot, won the National Award for Best Hindi Film. The Marathi language Kasav won Best Feature Film and Ventilator, produced by Priyanka Chopra, won three awards including Best Director for Rajesh Mapuskar. Former Indian Army officer and Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was also presenting at the award ceremony.
The National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi today and Akshay Kumar has won his first National Award for Best Actor for his work in the 2016 film Rustom. Rustom, based on the real life Nanavati case that led to the scrapping of the jury in India's legal system, starred Akshay as a naval officer accused of murdering his wife's lover. The 49-year-old star's omission from the Filmfare Awards Best Actor category prompted outrage recently - his National Award win is likely to pacify his fans. Rustom released to middling reviews last year but Akshay Kumar's performance was singled out for critical praise.
Shah Rukh Khan says he's won 267 awards in his 24-year long career but he's yet to win a National Award. "If I didn't get it, then I don't deserve it. None of my performances till date deserve a National Award," said SRK, whose Raees releases next month.
Director Vishal Bhardwaj, who threw a party after his film Haider won five National Awards, said that he was happy and excited about the win. Mr Bhardwaj won the Best Dialogues and Best Music Director National Award.