National award a pat on the back: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 03, 2016 19:32 IST
Sanjay Leela Bhansali with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. (HT Photo)

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who bagged the Best Direction Award for the magnum opus Bajirao Mastani at the 63rd National Films Awards here on Tuesday, says the honour is very important for him.

He also shared that the National Award is an acknowledgement from the government for the work done.

Watch: The trailer of Bajirao Mastani

Asked how important this award was for him, Bhansali, dressed in black kurta and pajama, said: It’s very important. It’s an acknowledgment from the government for your work.”

Read: Bhansali keen on a Manam Hindi remake, says Vikram Kumar

The filmmaker called the win a “shaabashi” and a “pat on the back”. “It’s a ‘shabaashi’ and a pat on the back to say that you have done work that matters to the nation,” Bhansali added.

Bajirao Mastani, a period drama film, features actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

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