64th National Film Award: Best actor award goes to Akshay Kumar

Written by Pallavi Parmar

President Pranab Mukherjee felicitated winners of National Film Awards 2017 at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and MoS Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore were also present in this National Film awards ceremony. Akshay Kumar includes among those being felicitated he won the Best Actor award for Rustom, and Malayalam actor Surabhi Lakshmi, who has been named as the best actress for her role in film Minnaminungu-The Firefly. Akshay Kumar tweeted by sharing a video where he said that, “I will get my first National Award today. I can’t express my feelings.” He also spoke about how his parents support made him forge ahead despite academic failures. He also posted a picture of his family on twitter.

Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu tweeted “toughest task in National Film Awards is to select the best from many entries. He said that jury saw 600 movies and read 30 books to decide winners of this awards. He also said “Felicitating the esteemed jury members of the 64th #NationalFilmAwards, as a mark of recognition of the wonderful job they have done”. he thanked jury members for their utmost sincerity, honesty, and neutrality and said that credibility of National Film Awards has increased over the years.

The best feature Film on Social Issues goes to Film “Pink” at National Film Awards and the best Hindi Film in Feature Category goes to Neerja. National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremonies in India which were established in 1954. It has been administered along with the International Film Festival of India and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government’s Directorate of Film Festivals since 1973.

Every year, a national panel appointed by the government who selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India presents the awards. This is followed by the inauguration of the National Film Festival, where the award-winning films are screened for the public. Declared for films produced in the previous year across the country, they hold the distinction of awarding merit to the best of Indian cinema overall, as well as presenting awards for the best films in each region and language of the country. Due to the national scale of the National Film Awards, it is considered the Indian equivalent of the American Academy Awards.

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Pallavi Parmar

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