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National Film Awards 2023 highlights: Neetu Kapoor is 'very very proud' of daughter-in-law Alia Bhatt, shares post

National Film Awards 2023: The 69th season of the film awards has President Droupadi Murmu as the chief guest.
President Droupadi Murmu presented award to Alia Bhatt during the 69th National Film Awards.
President Droupadi Murmu presented award to Alia Bhatt during the 69th National Film Awards.

National Film Awards 2023: The ceremony is being held at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi with President Droupadi Murmu conferring the awards. The ceremony is a star-studded affair as several winners have flown in from Mumbai and other cities to receive their awards. Among them are Alia Bhatt with husband Ranbir Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Allu Arjun with wife Sneha Reddy and Karan Johar with Apoorva Mehta....Read More

The 69th National Film Awards have a variety of films winning big this year. R Madhavan's film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect has won the Best Feature Film this year while Allu Arjun is the first Telugu actor to receive a Best Actor award. He has won the award for his performance in the film Pushpa: The Rise. For the Best Actress award, there is a joint winner in Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon for Mimi.

Oscar-winning music composer MM Keeravani has also won big as he bagged the Best Music Direction (Background Music) for RRR. The record-breaking blockbuster has also won the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award. Here are all the highlights from the National Film Awards.

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Oct 17, 2023 9:24 PM IST

Ranbir Kapoor clicks selfie with Alia Bhatt, holds her

Alia Bhatt also shared a post on Instagram featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Allu Arjun, and Kriti Sanon. In one of the photos, Ranbir clicked a selfie as he posed with a smiling Alia. In another picture, he also held Alia as they walked together. She wrote, “A photo, a moment, a memory for life (white heart emoji)."

Oct 17, 2023 9:05 PM IST

Kriti Sanon shares post

Actor Kriti Sanon has shared pictures with her parents after winning the National Award on Tuesday. Taking to Instagram, she also wrote, “The feeling is not easy to describe in words… Today will be one of the most memorable days of my life! #NationalAward #BestActress #Mimi.”

Oct 17, 2023 8:46 PM IST

Alia Bhatt shares a note after receiving award

Alia Bhatt penned a brief note on her Instagram Stories. She posted a photo of herself and wrote, "A special day calls for a special outfit. And sometimes...that outfit is already right there (red heart emoji). What's special once can be special again. And again... (Smiley emoji). #rewear #reuse #repeat (heart hand emojis)."

Oct 17, 2023 8:27 PM IST

Neetu Kapoor is a proud mother-in-law

Neetu Kapoor, taking to her Instagram Stories, shared a video of Alia. She wrote, "Proud very very proud @aliaabhatt God bless (nazar amulet and folded hands emojis)."

Oct 17, 2023 8:14 PM IST

Allu Arjun's father calls himself ‘very fortunate’

Allu Arjun at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi for the 69th National Film Awards.
Allu Arjun at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi for the 69th National Film Awards.

Allu Arjun's father Allu Arvind said that he is very fortunate to see his son being honoured at the National Film Awards. The star was honoured with the Best Actor Award at the 69th National Film Awards here on Tuesday for his performance in Pushpa: The Rise. "It is very exciting. I am very fortunate to be here and see my son getting this award," Allu Arvind told ANI.

Oct 17, 2023 7:50 PM IST

Karan Johar pens note after win

Karan Johar penned a note and shared a video on Instagram after receiving the National Award for Shershaah. A part of his caption read, "A momentous day for us all. Firstly, my biggest admiration for @apoorva1972, always the strongest pillar of strength in any situation. Thank you @sidmalhotra, who brought this special story to us at @dharmamovies. And continued to play the role of Captain Vikram Batra like no one could! You are the heart of the film… @kiaraaliaadvani, truly one of the most special artists we have in the industry today…you brought in the pain, the pathos and the pride with Dimple’s character."

Oct 17, 2023 7:14 PM IST

Alia Bhatt on winning Best Actress Award

After receiving the Best Actress Award for her film Gangubai Kathiawadi at the 69th National Film Awards, Alia Bhatt said, “I feel thrilled, grateful and honoured." As she exited, the paparazzi asked her the question. She was accompanied by her husband Ranbir Kapoor.

Oct 17, 2023 6:15 PM IST

Vivek Agnihotri grateful for award to The Kashmir Files

Vivek Agnihotri
Vivek Agnihotri

Vivek Agnihotri took to X and wrote that the Nargis Dutt Award for a Film on National Integration conferred upon his directorial The Kashmir Files is “a tribute to all victims of religious terrorism.”

Oct 17, 2023 6:12 PM IST

Kriti Sanon says she “hasn't felt like this before”

Upon receiving the Best Actress award for her film on surrogacy, Mimi, Kriti Sanon told the media at the ceremony that she feels blessed and grateful as her parents were there cheering for her. “I don't think I've felt this before,” Kriti said.

Oct 17, 2023 5:34 PM IST

Waheeeda, Pallavi, Alia, Kriti pose in unseen pic

Waheeeda Rehman, Pallavi Joshi, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon, posed together for a picture at the event. All of them smiled as they looked at the camera. While Waheeda, Alia and Kriti opted for pastel colours, Pallavi was seen in a black saree.

Oct 17, 2023 4:55 PM IST

Soni Razdan shares post as Alia receives National Award

As Alia Bhatt received her first National Award, her mother-actor Soni Razdan shared a post on Instagram. She posted a clip of Alia and also penned a note. Soni wrote, “Congratulations my darling @aliaabhatt on your National Award … and it’s all due to your hard work and dedication to your craft. Such a proud moment for us all truly. Gratitude and love.”

Oct 17, 2023 4:25 PM IST

Waheeda Rehman gets emotional

Waheeda Rehman got emotional as the announcement of her as the recepient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was made. R Madhavan came to soothe her.

Oct 17, 2023 4:23 PM IST

R Madhavan receives award amid loud cheers

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect producer and actor R Madhavan received the National award as the audience cheered for him.

Oct 17, 2023 4:19 PM IST

RRR wins 6 National awards

RRR won 6 National Film Awards at the event.

Oct 17, 2023 4:17 PM IST

Allu Arjun takes home Best Actor award

Allu Arjun won the Best Actor award for Pushpa: The Rule. Sneha Reddy clicked his picture from among the audience.

Oct 17, 2023 4:15 PM IST

And here comes Alia Bhatt

Like Kriti Sanon, Alia Bhatt also received the Best Actress award for her film Gangubai Kathiawadi.

Oct 17, 2023 4:14 PM IST

Kriti Sanon wins her first

Kriti Sanon, who played a surrogate mother in Mimi, won the Best Actress award.

Oct 17, 2023 4:13 PM IST

Pankaj Tripathi receives award

Pankaj Tripathi won Best Supporting Actor award for Mimi.

Oct 17, 2023 4:05 PM IST

Sardar Udham wins more awards

Sardar Udham won quite a few awards at the event including Best audiography, production design and more.

Oct 17, 2023 4:02 PM IST

Shershaah wins Special Jury Award

Karan Johar receives National Film Award for Shershaah. Vishnu Vardhan also received an award for the film.

Oct 17, 2023 3:50 PM IST

RRR wins big

Prem Rakshith won the award for Best Cinematography and MM Keeravaani won Best Music Direction (Background Music) for RRR.

Oct 17, 2023 3:47 PM IST

Sardar Udham wins Best Feature Film

Sardar Udham, starring Vicky Kaushal in the titular role, won the Best Feature Film.

Oct 17, 2023 3:46 PM IST

Chello Show wins big

Chello Show took home the Best Gujarati film and Best Child Artist for Bhavin Rabari.

Oct 17, 2023 3:45 PM IST

777 Charlie wins Best Kannada Film

777 Charlie also wins big.

Oct 17, 2023 3:44 PM IST

Home wins Best Malayalam Film

Malayalam film Home wins multiple awards at the ceremony.

Oct 17, 2023 3:37 PM IST

Anurag Thakur talks about piracy of films

Anurag Thakur praised Waheeda Rahman and talked about government's contribution in preventing piracy.

Oct 17, 2023 3:27 PM IST

Ek Duaa starring Esha Deol wins a Special Mention

Ek Duaa wins a Special Mention at the National Film Awards.

Oct 17, 2023 3:11 PM IST

Waheeda Rahman shares a message for her fans

“Aakhirkar main yaha pahuch pai, uske liye main badi shukraguzar hu (Finally I reached her, I am very grateful for this),” she said.

Oct 17, 2023 3:01 PM IST

And the ceremony begins!

The ceremony has finally started with the arrival of President Droupadi Murmu.

Oct 17, 2023 2:57 PM IST

Bhavin Rabri wins National Film Award for Chhello Show

Bhavin Rabri, who has won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Chhello Show, attended the ceremony with director Pan Nalin.

Oct 17, 2023 2:52 PM IST

Kriti Sanon attends ceremony with parents

Kriti Sanon walked the red carpet with her parents.

Oct 17, 2023 2:47 PM IST

Kriti Sanon is elated

Kriti Sanon said winning the National Award within a decade of her debut is a very big thing for her. “I feel elated,” she said.

Oct 17, 2023 2:42 PM IST

Ranbir and Alia at the National Film Awards

Looking stunning! Ranbir and Alia walked the red carpet at the National Film Awards.

Oct 17, 2023 2:33 PM IST

Alia Bhatt talks about Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Alia Bhatt talked about Gangubai Kathiawadi director Sanjay Leela Bhansali who couldn't attend the ceremony on Tuesday.

Oct 17, 2023 2:30 PM IST

Watch Allu Arjun do his Pushpa step on the red carpet

Allu Arjun shared his happiness on the red carpet and also did his Pushpa step.

Oct 17, 2023 2:27 PM IST

And R Madhavan is here

R Madhavan walked the red carpet in black. Talking about his directorial, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect that won the Best Feature Film award, Madhavan said that its the biggest happiness to see Nambi sir feel so happy.

Oct 17, 2023 2:20 PM IST

Karan Johar looks back at his journey

Karan Johar talked about completing 25 years of his directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as he walked the red carpet. The film had won the National Award then. “25 years later, I am back here for the National Award. What more can I ask for,” he said.

Oct 17, 2023 2:16 PM IST

Allu Arjun: It's a double achievement for me

Allu Arjun walked the red carpet at the event. He said, “I am extremely happy as I am receiving this award. It's a double achievement for me personally.”

Oct 17, 2023 2:15 PM IST

Kriti Sanon looks stunning in white

Kriti Sanon walked the red carpet in a white saree. She has won the Best Actor award for her film Mimi.

Oct 17, 2023 2:12 PM IST

Vivek Agnihotri and Pallavi Joshi arrive

The Kashmir Files actor Pallavi Joshi and director Vivek Agnihotri walked the red carpet together at the National Film Awards.

Oct 17, 2023 2:10 PM IST

SS Rajamouli calls awards for RRR ‘a bonus’

“I am a filmmmaker who makes films for the audience. That's my first aim. Awards are like a bonus for me. But when it comes to awards at the National level, with 6 awards, I obviously feel very happy about it,” said SS Rajamouli on the red carpet.

Oct 17, 2023 2:09 PM IST

Alia Bhatt walks the red carpet with Ranbir Kapoor

Talking on the red carpet, Alia Bhatt said about her first National Film Award win, “My eyes are full of stars right now.”

Oct 17, 2023 2:03 PM IST

Allu Arjun does his trademark step from Pushpa: The Rule

Allu Arjun on his big win, “I am extremely happy as I am receiving this award. Its a double achievement for me personally.”

Oct 17, 2023 2:01 PM IST

Karan Johar talks about Shershaah on the red carpet

Talking about his journey, Karan Johar said on the red carpet, "Our film Shershaah released in 2021, it is the biopic of Captain Vikram Batra. We are forever grateful to the family to tell the story to the entire world. We are humbled, honoured and privileged to be here today.

Oct 17, 2023 1:58 PM IST

#Pushpa2TheRule trends as Allu Arjun wins big

As Allu Arjun is the first Telugu actor to receive the Best Actor award at the National Film Awards for Pushpa: The Rise, the title of his upcoming film Pushpa 2: The Rule, started trending on X ahead of the ceremony.

Oct 17, 2023 1:54 PM IST

Allu Arjun shares a glimpse of his invite

Allu Arjun shared a picture of his invite as he headed to Vigyan Bhavan for the National Film Awards.

Oct 17, 2023 1:46 PM IST

Where to watch the National Film Award-winning films

If you haven't watched the award-winning films yet, here is where you can watch RRR, Pushpa, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, The Kashmir Files, Gangubai Kathiawadi and many others on OTT. Read full story here.

Oct 17, 2023 1:41 PM IST

Waheeda Rehman to be honoured at the ceremony

Waheeda Rehman, who has delivered several memorable films like Pyaasa and Guide, will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, government's highest recognition in the field of cinema, during the ceremony.

Oct 17, 2023 1:33 PM IST

Here is the list of winners

The 69th National Film Awards were announced in August this year and had some predictable as well as surprising winners. See the full list here.

Oct 17, 2023 1:27 PM IST

Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar reach Delhi

Alia Bhatt with Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar with Dharma Productions CEO Apoorva Mehta reached Delhi Tuesday morning. See their pictures here.

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