Shekhar Kapur opens up on Sridevi winning Best Actress award for Mom

65th National Film Awards Best Actor female Award to'Chandani

Shekhar Kapur opens up on Sridevi winning Best Actress award for Mom

They say an honour outlasts time and space.

Rajkummar Rao-starrer Bollywood film "Newton" was adjudged as the Best Film at the 65th National Film Awards. "Baahubali toh aap sab jaante hai (everyone knows Baahubali)", Shekhar Kapoor said while awarding the film for Best Action-Direction. Sridevi's daughters Janhvi and Khushi and her husband Boney Kapoor are elated with the honour.

In a conversation with PTI, Sridevi's Mom co-actor, Adnan Siddiqui remarked, "I am not surprised, she deserved more".

Vinod Khanna, who died in April 2017 from bladder cancer, was also honoured posthumously at the awards, receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke award. Through the first half of the 70s, he outshone himself in terms of variety, scale and range.

Best Hindi film: Newton. When Boney ji had approached me for the film, it was she who flew down to Chennai, met me and insisted I score the music. On the other hand, The Ghazi Attack is a film that I am proud of, because we faced resistance while making it.

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The Nargis Dutt award for the best feature film on national integration went to the Marathi film "Dhappa", while the Malayalam film "Aalorumkkam" was recognised as the best film on social issues. She is hopeful that the appreciation will open doors money-wise and she will be able to find producers for her next. "We are talking to some crowd funders". Taking to Twitter, Rajamouli wrote, "Congratulations to our entire team of #Baahubali2 for being awarded the "Best Popular Wholesome Entertainment Film" at the 65th #NationalAwards". Pampally won best debut for "Sinjar". Our team has applied for four categories like best actor, best film, best lyrics and best dialogue.

Last year, the jury was headed by filmmaker Priyadarshan last year and Akshay Kumar had bagged the Best Actor award for his performance in Rustom while Malayalam actor Surabhi Lakshmi won the Best Actress award for Minnaminungu.

Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy winning composer A.R. Rahman won music awards for "Kaatru Veliyidai" and "Mom". Bhayanakam won the best cinematographer award for Nikhil S Praveen.

On Friday, Kapur, who announced the awards along with other jury members present at the Press Information Bureau in Delhi, was impressed with the scale of regional cinema.

Hello Arsi. It was also recognised as the best Odiya film.

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