This exciting news just came in, our Dilbaro Vicky Kaushal won his first National Award in the 'Best Actor' category for Uri: The Surgical Strike at the 66th National Film Awards. The annual awards are conducted to honour the best films in Indian cinema in that year. This feels like the right time to tell you all that this isn't the only award Uri has won.
The film, based on India's surgical strike against Pakistan's attack on Uri in 2016, has won three more National Awards in the categories of 'Best Background Music', 'Best Sound Design', and 'Best Direction'.
How's the josh, you ask? As high as Vicky and the film's director Aditya Dhar's in the picture below.
Upon winning the honour, Aditya said in his speech, "I am dedicating this award to each and every brave soldier of our country and their families. Thank you for all your sacrifices. You have selflessly dedicated your life to serve us and now it’s our time to dedicate everything we have to serve you. Jai Hindi!"
"P.S. How's the josh? Very very high sir” added the director cheerfully.
Besides Vicky Kaushal, the film also starred Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, and Yami Gautam in lead roles. It is a celebration for the entire cast and crew of the film. After all, it was the first big release of this year and collected over Rs 342 crores worldwide!
Ayushmann Khurrana, too, shared the 'Best Actor' award alongside Vicky Kaushal for the thriller-crime Andhadhun. The film also won two National Awards for 'Best Hindi Film' and 'Best Adapted Screenplay'. The winners also received a cash price of Rs 50,000.
Here's a list of the popular National Award winners from the 66th edition:
Best Film on Social Issues: PadMan
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Badhaai Ho
Best Supporting Actress: Surekha Sikri for Badhaai Ho
Best Choreography: Kruti Mahesh Midya and Jyothi D Tommaar for Ghoomar, Padmaavat
Best Music Direction (Songs): Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Padmaavat
Best Male Playback Singer: Arijit Singh for Binte Dil, Padmaavat
Congratulations to all the winner!
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