The 67th National Film Awards felicitation ceremony took place on Monday, October 25. Presentation service of the National Film Awards was held at Delhi’s Vigyan and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presented the awards to the winners. The top awardees include Kangana Ranaut, Dhanush and Manoj Bajpayee.

Kangana who won her fourth National Award was felicitated with the Best Actress Award for her performances in Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi and Panga. Dressed in a traditional saree, the actress looked gorgeous as she walked up to the stage and received her award. While Kangana won the Best Actress award for “Manikarnika” and “Panga”. Dhanush and Manoj Bajpayee receive the Best Actor award for “Asuran” and “Bhonsle” respectively.

Meanwhile, Rajinikanth was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for his aids to Indian cinema. Rajinikanth got a standing ovation as he is honored with Dadasaheb Phalke award.

The 67th National Film Awards were announced in March this year. They honored the best in cinema in 2019, and were supposed to take place last year, but were postponed due to the pandemic. The jury chose from 461 films in the feature category and 220 films in the shorts category.

Meanwhile, filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari missed the presence of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput at the presentation ceremony of the 67th National Film Awards in the capital today. Sushant’s last big-screen film Chhichhore, directed by Tiwari and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, won the Best Hindi Film award. Tiwari and Nadiadwala attended the event.

The awards aim at encouraging the making of films of aesthetic and technical excellence. We congratulate all the winners for this prestigious honor.

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Joydev Mishra


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