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
National Film Awards 2017: "Clearly cannot contain my excitement! Father turns photographer! Congratulations Sonam Kapoor! So proud," wrote Anil Kapoor on Twitter
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. (Video courtesy: DD National)