Big B, Kangana win big at National Film Awards

WEB DESK: Baahubali has won the Best Film award at 63rd National Film Award. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan won the Best Actor award for his role in ‘Piku’ while Kangana Ranaut won Best Actress for her role in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns.”


Kangana Ranaut, 28, won the award for her role in romantic comedy drama “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” for her endearing dual turn as Tanu, a troublesome wife and Haryanvi sportsperson Datto.

The actress called it the “best birthday gift” especially since she gets to honour with Bachchan. “It is the best birthday gift I could have got. I am thrilled and feel blessed especially since Mr Bachchan is the best actor with me,” Ranaut said in a statement.

This is the third trophy for Ranaut at the National Awards, having won best actress for “Queen” last year and earlier for best supporting actress for 2008 film “Fashion”.

The National Award of Tanu Weds Manu Returns is Kangana Ranaut’s 3rd National Film Award and second as Best Actress. She has earlier won Best Supporting Actress National Award for her role in Fashion (2008), next she won Best Actress for her role in Queen.
Amitabh Bachchan, Best Actor Piku: This is 73-year-old Amitabh Bachchan’s fourth National award. He previously won the honour in 1990 for “Agneepath”, for “Black” in 2005 and for “Paa” 2009. In a message sent to , Amitabh Bachchan expressed his happiness by writing, “Thank you. Gracious of you. Humbled. Aneek dhanyavad. Abhaar.”
This is Amitabh Bachchan’s fourth national award. The actor first won a national award for best actor for Agneepath in 1990. His next two national award wins happened in 2005 and 2009 for Black and Paa respectively.
anganaPinkvilla reported the Queen actor as saying, “When I saw Piku, I thought his performance was special and he did deserve a National Award for it. I am not surprised that he did but I am looking forward to that picture where Best Actor and Best Actress stand together, hug each other and click a picture. I will frame that picture.”

She added, “Mr Bachchan messaged me on my birthday, exactly at 12 in the night. Even before my parents wished me, he was the first to wish me, that is how lovely he is. Now when I will be meeting him, I know he will be very proud of me. I look forward to click a picture with him.”

The 63rd National Awards were announced on Sunday and the best in cinema across various languages were honoured in the different categories.

Source: The Indian Express