This Article is From Mar 28, 2016

National Awards: Kangana, Amitabh Bachchan Win Top Honours

National Awards: Kangana, Amitabh Bachchan Win Top Honours

A still from Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

Highlights

  • This is Kangana's third National award
  • Big B won Best Actor for Piku
  • Baahubali won Best Feature Film
New Delhi: Actors Kangana Ranaut and Amitabh Bachchan have won their third and fourth National Awards respectively. Kangana won Best Actress for Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Big B won Best Actor for Piku. Kangana, 29, also won the Best Actress National Award last year for Queen and the Best Supporting Award for Fashion in 2009. This is 73-year-old Mr Bachchan's fourth win after Agneepath, Black and Paa.

The multi-lingual blockbuster Baahubali has won Best Feature Film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been awarded Best Director for Bajirao Mastani, which won several other awards. Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan won Best Wholesome Family Entertainer. Baahubali also won the award for Best Special Effects.

Kalki Koechlin won a Special Jury Award for her performance in Margarita, With A Straw. Tanvi Azmi won Best Supporting Actress for Bajirao Mastani. Nanak Shah Fakir won Best Film on National Integration. Masaan won Best Debut for a Director.

Visaranai won Best Tamil Film while Dum Laga Ke Haisha won Best Hindi Film.

Remo D'Souza won Best Choreography for Bajirao Mastani. The film also won Best Production Design, Best Cinematography and other honours.

Piku's Juhi Chaturvedi and Tanu Weds Manu Returns' Himanshu Sharma shared the award for Best Screenplay and Dialogue. Vishal Bhardwaj won Best Adapted Screenplay for Talvar.

Gujarat was named most film-friendly state.

The National Awards were announced in New Delhi on Monday.