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National Film Awards 2023 highlights: Alia Bhatt reacts to Best Actor win with heartfelt post

National Film Awards 2023 highlights: Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon and Allu Arjun won their first National Awards on Thursday. Alia Bhatt shared her reaction.
National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor for Gangubai Kathiawadi.
National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor for Gangubai Kathiawadi.

69th National Film Awards 2023: The awards were announced on Thursday evening at the National Media Centre in Delhi. Shoojit Sircar's directorial Sardar Udham won the best feature film award in Hindi. The film was released in 2021 on Prime Video and starred Vicky Kaushal in the lead role. The Best Film Award was won by R Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, it's only award this year. The Best Actress award was shared between Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi, respectively. Best Actor Award went to Allu Arjun for Pushpa. He became the first Telugu actor to get this honour. Later, he celebrated the feat with Pushpa team and some well-earned hugs....Read More

Best Supporting actor went to Pankaj Tripathi for Mimi, who dedicated the award to his father, who passed away earlier this week. Best Supporting Actress was won by Pallavi Joshi for The Kashmir Files. The Kashmir Files also won Best Film on National Integrity.

As Gangubai Kathiawadi won multiple awards (5), director Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “I’m happy for everybody who has won, my film and other films, and everybody, who has won. Good cinema gets acknowledged and a pat on the back from the government, and nationally and from a respectful jury, it always brings you joy.”

"As far as cinema is celebrated from all over India, it is a wonderful moment for all of us. I’m too happy," he added.

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Aug 24, 2023 10:01 PM IST

National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Samantha Ruth Prabhu wishes Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon

Samantha Ruth Prabhu dedicated posts to Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon for their Best Actor win.

Aug 24, 2023 9:47 PM IST

National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Kareena Kapoor congratulates Alia Bhatt

Kareena Kapoor took to Twitter and congratulated Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon for their Best Actor Awards.

Aug 24, 2023 9:42 PM IST

National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Prakash Raj questions The Kashmir Files' win

After Omar Abdulla, Prakash Raj reacted to 'national integration’ award for The Kashmir Files.

Aug 24, 2023 9:37 PM IST

National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Shreya Ghoshal's fifth National Award

Shreya Ghoshal won the Best Female Playback Singer Award for her song Mayava Chayava from the film Iravin Nizhal.

Aug 24, 2023 9:30 PM IST

National Awards: Vivek Agnihotri reacts after Omar Abdullah mocked The Kashmir Files' win

Vivek Agnihotri hits back at Omar Abdullah for questioning his film, The Kashmir Files. Read more here.

Aug 24, 2023 9:28 PM IST

National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Samantha Ruth Prabhu congratulates Allu Arjun

Taking to Instagram, Samantha Ruth Prabhu called Allu Arjun's Best Actor win a ‘deserving’ one.

Aug 24, 2023 9:07 PM IST

National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Alia Bhatt on Best Actor win

Alia Bhatt dedicated her win to fans on social media after winning National Award for Best Actor.

Aug 24, 2023 9:03 PM IST

National Awards: Vivek Agnihotri responds to Omar Abdullah's tweet

The Kashmir Files director reacted to Omar Abdullah who mocked his film's win.

Aug 24, 2023 8:39 PM IST

National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Vicky Kaushal reacts to Sardar Udham's big win

Actor Vicky Kaushal is grateful and honoured to be a part of the film.

Aug 24, 2023 8:21 PM IST

National Awards: Kriti Sanon reacts to Best Actor win

Kriti Sanon penned a long note on social media after winning National Award for Best Actor.

Aug 24, 2023 7:56 PM IST

National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Shoojit Sircar reacts 

Shoojit Sircar dedicated award for Sardar Udham to late actor Irrfan Khan. “I didn't expect five awards. But I think it's quite humbling actually and I am feeling quite proud and it's prestigious and on my behalf, and my producer friend Ronnie's (Ronnie Screwvala) behalf and Sheel Kumar and the entire crew, and also on Vicky's (Vicky Kaushal) behalf. I really want to dedicate this National Award to Irrfan Khan, he was supposed to perform as Sardar Uddham,” he told The Indian Express.

Aug 24, 2023 7:41 PM IST

National Film Festival 2023 Live Updates: Omar Abdullah mocks TKF

As The Kashmir Files won Best Film on National Integration award, Omar Abdullah reacted with laughter emoji.

Aug 24, 2023 7:33 PM IST

69th National Film Awards: SS Rajamouli reacts

As RRR won six awards, SS Rajamouli posted on Twitter, “It’s a SIXERRR… Congratulations to the entire team of RRR on winning national awards. Thanks to the jury for the recognition..:) Bhairi, Prem Master, Peddanna, Srinivas Mohan garu, Solomon Master.” He also wished Alia Bhatt on winning Best Actress. “Gangu chaand thi, aur chaand hi rahegi…Congratulations to our Seetha @aliaa08 for winning the coveted prize for Gangubai Kathiawadi.”

Aug 24, 2023 7:28 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023: Kamal Haasan shares his wishes

“My heartiest congratulations and appreciation to @ThisIsDSP who won the National Award for Best Song for Pushpa,” Kamal Haasan wished Devi Sri Prasad.

Aug 24, 2023 7:24 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023: Check out all the winners

Here's the full list of winners in Feature, Non-Features and Script Writing categories. 

Aug 24, 2023 7:05 PM IST

69th National Film Awards: Karan Johar's message

Karan Johar took to social media to celebrate Shershah's win. "What an absolute honour! Extending my deepest gratitude to @mib_india & to the esteemed @official.anuragthakur for recognising our film #Shershaah worthy of the prestigious National Award," he noted.

"You will so rarely find all the right people at the right time - come together with their buzzing creative energies and passion to create something special…that turns into something EXTRAORDINARY! Shershaah was that for us. Thank you for giving us your unabashed love. Yeh dil maange more," he wrote.

Aug 24, 2023 6:59 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023: Kangana Ranaut reacts

"Congratulations to all the winners of #nationalawards2023. It's is such an art carnival that brings all the artists across the country together.... It's truly magical to know and to get introduced to so much important work that's happening across all languages... All of you who are disappointed that my film Thalaivii didn't win any... please know I am eternally greatful for whatever Krishna give and didn't give me and all of you who really love and appreciate me must appreciate my perspective as well ... Art is subjective and I truly believe that the jury did their best .... I wish everyone the best Hare Krishna," wrote Kangana Ranaut. 

Aug 24, 2023 6:50 PM IST

Pankaj Tripathi shares note on win

“This is unfortunately a period of loss and grieving for me. If Babuji was around, he would have been really happy for me. When I first got the National award mention, he was very proud and pleased. This National Award I dedicate to him and his spirit. I’m who I’m today because of him. I’m in loss of words due to this time but I’m happy and grateful to the team. Kriti also has won the Best Actress, so a huge congratulations to her,” Pankaj Tripathi said in a statement. He won Best Supporting Actor for Mimi. He also recently lost his father.

Aug 24, 2023 6:43 PM IST

National Film Awards: Allu Arjun celebrates with Pushpa team

A video shows actor Allu Arjun breaking into a celebration with the team of his film Pushpa. He got a few tight hugs and a lot of cheers.

Aug 24, 2023 6:29 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023: Jr NTR wishes Allu Arjun

"Congratulations @alluarjun bava. You deserve all the success and awards you get for #Pushpa," wrote Jr NTR for his friend. He also tweeted, “Congratulations to my colleagues of #RRRMovie. @kaalabhairava7you brought Komuram Bheemudo song to life with your voice. @mmkeeravaani garu, your background score for our film is the best and this award is another recognition for the same. Prem Master, every aching bone and muscle of our bodies earned you this award. @srinivas_mohan, #KingSolomon, you have been impeccable. Last but not the least, congratulations @DVVMovies and @SSRajamouli on delivering such a monumental film.”

Aug 24, 2023 6:20 PM IST

Dharma Productions celebrate Shershah's win

“We're honoured as #Shershaah receives the #69thNationalFilmAward for the Special Jury Award in the Feature Films category. Extending our deepest gratitude and respect for the @MIB_India. Thank you to our audiences for the unending love...yeh dil maange more,” read a tweet from Shershah producers Dharma.

Aug 24, 2023 6:14 PM IST

National Film Awards: The Kashmir Files win 

Vivek Agnihotri's The Kashmir Files won Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration.

Aug 24, 2023 6:12 PM IST

69th National Film Awards: RRR wins big

RRR also won Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award.

Aug 24, 2023 6:11 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023: Best Singers

Shreya Ghoshal wins the Best Female Playback Singer for the song 'Mayava Chayava' from the film 'Iravin Nizhal'. Kaala Bhairava wins the Best Male Playback Singer for the song 'Komuram Bheemudo' from the film RRR.

Aug 24, 2023 6:03 PM IST

 Rocketry: The Nambi Effect wins Best Feature Film

R Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won Best Feature Film award.

Aug 24, 2023 6:02 PM IST

Allu Arjun wins Best Actor

Allu Arjun wins Best Actor for Pushpa.

Aug 24, 2023 6:01 PM IST

National Film Awards: Best Actress for Alia and Kriti

Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon won Best Actress awards for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Mimi.

Aug 24, 2023 5:59 PM IST

Pallavi Joshi wins Best Supporting Actress

Pallavi Joshi wins Best Supporting Actress for The Kashmir Files and Pankaj Tripathi won Best Supporting Actor for Mimi.

Aug 24, 2023 5:45 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023 Live: Best Hindi Film

Sardar Udham won Best Hindi Film, Chello Show won Best Gujarati Film, 777 Charlie won Best Kannada Film.

Aug 24, 2023 5:39 PM IST

Special mentions

Aug 24, 2023 5:36 PM IST

Best non feature film

Garwali and Hindi film Ek Tha Gaon wins Best Non Feature film.

Aug 24, 2023 5:27 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023 Live: Some stats

280 films from 28 languages were submitted for the awards in year 2021. 31 categories in Feature film, 24 in non-feature and 3 in script writing on cinema. 

Aug 24, 2023 5:23 PM IST

69th National Film Awards 2023 Live: Announcements begin

The announcement ceremony has begun in Delhi. Watch it here.

Aug 24, 2023 5:09 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023 Live Updates: Anurag Thakur to make announcement

Jury members for National Film Awards handed over the list of awardees for feature, non-feature and best script category to Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur.

Aug 24, 2023 4:48 PM IST

National Film Awards: Who won last year

Last year, Aparna Balamurali bagged the Best Actress award. Manoj Muntashir has won the award for Best Lyrics for the Hindi movie Saina. Madhya Pradesh won the Most Film Friendly State award while Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh got a Special Mention.

The Longest Kiss by Kishwar Desai won Best Book on Cinema for the year while the Malayalam book MT Anunahvangalude Pusthakam and Odia book Kali Paine Kalira Cinema won a special mention.

Aug 24, 2023 4:38 PM IST

National Film Awards: Watch here

You can watch the live stream of National Film Awards here.

Aug 24, 2023 4:28 PM IST

National Awards 2022: How Ajay Devgn had reacted

Last year when Ajay Devgn won Best Actor award, he had tweeted, “I’m elated to win the Best Actor Award for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior at the 68th National Awards along with Suriya, who won for Soorarai Pottru. I thank everyone, most of all my creative team, the audience and my fans. I also express my gratitude to my parents & the Almighty for their blessings. Congratulations to all the other winners.”

Aug 24, 2023 4:27 PM IST

National Awards trend on Twitter

‘National Award’ is trending on Twitter along with Allu Arjun, Jr 
NTR and Ram Charan. Fans are building up the hype for their favourite star, hoping for their win. 

Aug 24, 2023 4:06 PM IST

69th National Film Awards: Kangana for Best Actress

Fans of Kangana Ranaut want her to win Best Actress award for Thalaivi. She has previously won the award for Fashion, Queen, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi.

Aug 24, 2023 3:57 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023: NTR for supporting role?

Fans of Jr NTR are hoping he wins Best Supporting actor for RRR. “Award deserves him @tarak9999,” read a post on X.

Aug 24, 2023 3:22 PM IST

National Film Awards: Last year's winners

Soorarai Pottru won three of the four biggest awards last year Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior took home major trophies. Read more here.

Aug 24, 2023 3:09 PM IST

National Film Awards: Kangana spotted

Ahead of National Film Awards announcement, Kangana Ranaut was spotted at the airport. She discussed the Chandrayaan 3 landing and wished all the luck to chess champion R Praggnanandhaa for his final match. She is expected to win the Best Actress award for Thalaivi. 

Aug 24, 2023 3:04 PM IST

69th National Film Awards: Will Allu Arjun win? 

Fans of Allu Arjun are praying for his Best Actor win. “Hope for the Best. @alluarjun. Delivered one of the best performances till date in Indian cinema,” read a tweet.

Aug 24, 2023 2:40 PM IST

National Film Awards 2023: Fans bat for Ram Charan 

Fans of Ram Charan are hoping he wins the Best Actor award for his work in RRR. “Ram Charan's performance as Raju in the RRR movie has garnered global attention and recognition. His outstanding portrayal indeed merits consideration for a national award,” read a tweet.

Aug 24, 2023 2:33 PM IST

National Film Awards: Announcement time

The 69th National Film Awards will be announced at 5pm on Thursday. You can follow the same on the official social media handle of PIB India and I&B Ministry.

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