Vinod Khanna honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Vinod Khanna honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The 65th National Film Awards have been announced by the jury headed by renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. In April a year ago, Vinod Khanna died after a battle with bladder cancer at 70. Bollywood icon Sridevi, who died in Dubai in February this year, won the National Film Award for Best Actress for revenge drama MOM while Vinod Khanna was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award nearly a year after he passed away.

"Great friend, great guy but unfortunately never got the chance to work with him", said Shekhar Kapur at the National Awards.

Mainstream blockbuster Baahubali: The Conclusion wrapped up neat, winning the award for the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment, besides being named for special effects and action direction.

JM Prahalad won the best lyrics award for his son "Muthuratna" in Kannada film, 'March 22'. Morkhya is adjudged the Best Children's Film.

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The best actor award was conferred to a Bengali actor Riddhi Sen for her performance in Bengali movie Nagarkirtan. "But I am glad to hear all the wonderful things people are saying about the film", she had told The Pioneer when the film did well on the festival circuit.

The award for Best Screenplay (Original): went to the film "Dhondimuthalum Driksaakshiyum", the Best Screenplay (Adapted) was bagged by ' Bhayanakam' which also won the award for Best Cinematography.

Vinod Khanna, best known for films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Qurbani, Achanak, Hera Pheri, Muqaddar K Sikander, kick-started his journey in Bollywood with negative roles in movies like Mera Gaon Mera Desh and Purab Aur Paschim.

Best choreography award went to Bollywood veteran Ganesh Acharya for song "Gori Tu Latth Maar" in Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha'. Malayalam film director Jayaraj has bagged the best director award. Best Child Artist Award goes to Bhanita Das for Village Rockstars. Zaira Wasim won the Best Supporting Actor award for her role in Dangal. In the same category, Marathi Film, Morkhya; Oriya Film, Hello Mirror and Malayalam actor Parvathy, for Take Off were also awarded.

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