New Delhi: Actors Rajinikanth, Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee and Dhanush were feted on Monday at the 67th National Film Awards which were announced earlier this year.
The awards are being presented at the Vigyan Bhawan in the capital. Manoj and Dhanush received their awards for Best Actor for ‘Bhonsle’ and the Tamil film ‘Asuran’, respectively.
Kangana Ranaut was honoured with the Best Actress award for her performances in the Hindi films ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’ and ‘Panga.’
South superstar Rajinikanth received India’s highest film honour Dada Saheb Phalke Award for his outstanding contribution to the world of Indian cinema. The veteran actor received a standing ovation as he was conferred the award.
‘Chhicchore’ director Nitesh Tiwari and producer Sajid Nadiadwala dedicated the Best Film Award to late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, who passed away in 2020.
Vijay Sethupathy was awarded the Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ‘Super Deluxe.’
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‘The Tashkent Files’ won two awards – Best Supporting Actress, which went to Pallavi Joshi and for Best Dialogue Writer.
The 67th National Awards were delayed since last year due to the pandemic.