Congratulation to all the talented people for the deserving win.
The ceremony of National Film Awards is taking place right now. Manoj Kumar has been bestowed upon with the honour of receiving the 47 Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Although it's been a long over due, finally the proud moment has arrived for the actor. The idea of honouring the actor with Phalke award has been debated upon for long until now.
Manoj Kumar has been immensely popular for acting in movies of patriotic themes. Purab Paschim being one of those glittering examples. The actor’s name had been up for the awards last year too for but an elite jury comprising filmmakers Gulzar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Jahnu Barua, singer Asha Bhonsle and lyricist Prasoon Joshi preferred to bestow the honour on Shashi Kapoor.
Amitabh Bachchan has also collected his National Award for his role in Piku. This is the actor’s fourth national award. Earlier he has won the prestigious award for films like Agneepath. Amongst others who have collected their awards are Tanvi Azmi - Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Bajirao Mastani. Kabir Khan collected Bajrangi Bhaijaan's Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award. The very talented Neeraj Ghaywan of Masaan fame won the trophy for Best Debut Director. Best Choreographer (for Bajirao Mastani) awardee Remo D' Souza gracefully accepted his accolade.Actress Kalki Koechlin collected Special Jury Award for Margarita, With A Straw. Dressed in an off white saree and she looked absolutely gorgeous.
This is certainly a proud moment for all the winners.
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