Bollywood won with flying colors in the 63rd National Awards. It bagged numerous awards for best actor, best actress, best film and director categories.
Amitabh Bachan’s commendable performance in ‘Piku’ got him the Best Actor award; on the other hand, Kangana Ranaut’s double role in the movie ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ was equally appreciated and made her win in the Best Actress category.
SS Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali’ outshined as the Best Film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s big blockbuster of the year ‘Bajirao Mastani’ got him the award for the Best Director.
Arun Jaitley (the information and broadcasting minister) was handed the recommendations for the awards by Bollywood director Ramesh Sippy and actor-director Satish Kaushik.
Amitabh Bachchan has won a National Award for the fourth time; earlier ‘Agneepath’, ‘Paa’ and ‘Black’ bagged him awards for the same category.
Kangana Ranaut won her second National Award in the Best Actress Category. Earlier, Vikas Bahl’s ‘Queen’ which was also the Best Film got Kangana her first National Award in the same category. In 2008, she also won the Best Supporting Actress award for ‘Fashion’.
Among the 11 member jury for the selection of movies in 2016, Ramesh Sippy was the one. This year Bollywood defeated all the other nominees including the regional films for the awards. The National Awards has become one of the most prestigious awards in the country that covers the entire national spectrum of Indian Cinema.