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Irrfan Khan said Nana Patekar should've won National Award for 'Natsamrat'

Irrfan Khan said that veteran actor Nana Patekar should have gained the National Award for his performance in the much-appreciated Marathi film ‘Natsamrat’.

Irrfan Khan said that veteran actor Nana Patekar should have gained the National Award for his performance in the much-appreciated Marathi film ‘Natsamrat’.
In This Image: Irrfan Khan
At a screening of the recent Marathi blockbuster ‘Sairat’ he organised, Irrfan, asked about ‘Natsamrat’, said: ‘Outstanding film. I think it should've won the National Award for Nanaji. Anyway, I wasn't in the jury.’
 

By the way, it was megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who gained the Best Actor National Award for ‘Piku’ in which Irrfan also played an important part.

By the way, it was megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who gained the Best Actor National Award for ‘Piku’ in which Irrfan also played an important part.
In This Image: Irrfan Khan
Irrfan has acted in a Bengali and a Telugu film before. Considering the fact that most of the National Awards winners this year have been films which released in 2015 such as ‘Piku’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, it is not clear if 'Natsamrat', which released on January 1, 2016, still has a chance next year.

When asked, he like to do a Marathi film? Irrfan said, ‘Yes, why not? If I get a good role and a good director, then definitely I'll run to do it.’

When asked, he like to do a Marathi film? Irrfan said, ‘Yes, why not? If I get a good role and a good director, then definitely I'll run to do it.’
In This Image: Irrfan Khan
About the importance of regional cinema, he added: ‘Regional cinema is what is creating a new kind of cinema. The way Hollywood and Hindi cinema has got popular, similarly regional cinema has also got popular, and Marathi cinema is the prime example of it. Every year some good film is coming from there. I feel that in some other place as well regional cinema will evolve with fresh cinema.’

‘Natsamrat’, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and starring Nana as a veteran stage actor, was a highly critically acclaimed movie, which also did brilliant business at the box-office.

‘Natsamrat’, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and  starring Nana as a veteran stage actor, was a highly critically acclaimed movie, which also did brilliant business at the box-office.
In This Image: Irrfan Khan, Nana Patekar
‘Natsamrat’, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and starring Nana as a veteran stage actor, was a highly critically acclaimed movie, which also did brilliant business at the box-office.