64th National Film Awards: Akshay Kumar accepts award for Rustom, Sonam for Neerja
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64th National Film Awards: Akshay Kumar accepts award for Rustom, Sonam for Neerja

Akshay Kumar was felicitated with the Best Actor award while Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja got the Best Hindi Film award by President Pranab Mukherjee.

bollywood Updated: May 03, 2017 19:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
National Awards,Pranab Mukherjee,President
Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor and Surabhi Jyothi at the event.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated and honoured the winners of the 64th National Film Awards on Wednesday. Akshay Kumar was given the Best Actor award for Rustom while Surabhi Jyothi was given the Best Actress Award for Malayalam film Minnaminungu (The Firefly).

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Director K. Vishwanath gets the Dadasaheb Phalke award.

Akshay Kumar gets the Best Actor Award for Rustom as wife and author Twinkle Khanna cheers on with their son Aarav.

Zaira Wasim gets the Best Supporting Actor award for Dangal.

Mohanlal gets Special Jury Award and a standing ovation by the audience.

Sonam Kapoor accepts Best Hindi Film Award for Neerja as her father Anil Kapoor and rumoured boyfriend Anand Ahuja applaud.

Best Book On Cinema award goes to Lata: Sur Gatha.

Sonam Kapoor at the event.
Dangal actor Zaira Wasim at the awards. She has won the Best Supporting Actress award.

Akshay Kumar poses for a photo with his wife Twinkle Khanna and son Aarav before heading to the awards:

Marathi film Kasaav was given the Best Feature Film Award while Rajesh Mapuskar won the Best Director Award for Ventilator.

Telugu film Sathamanam Bhavathi was adjudged the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

The six industries of the south -- Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tulu and Konkani -- bagged a total of 18 awards, while movies from Assam, Bengal, Maharashtra and Manipur won in different categories.

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First Published: May 03, 2017 18:02 IST