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National Awards Seven stars for Marathi films

MUMBAI: The 59th National Film Awards announced on Wednesday in Delhi saw Marathi films bag seven awards in various categories. Actor Girish Kulkarni won the best actor award for his performance in Deool. The film was also adjudged the best Marathi film. Kulkarni won the award for best dialogue.”I feel like a child who has got a chocolate in one hand and a colorful toy in the other. It feels nice to be appreciated but want our cinema to reach out to the other metros of the country. Besides Marathi filmmakers need to work their creative compulsions to bring in the audiences which is much needed”.Three Bollywood films also walked away with top honours. The Dirty Picture won three, including the best actress award for Vidya.

The Dirty Picture also won for make up and costume design. Niharika Khan said, “I became a costume designer by fluke. It was late in life and I knew I had to compete with 20 year olds but the national award, which is like a graduation degree, only gives me confidence that I can do it.”

Onir’s film I Am, based on gay rights and child abuse, won the best Hindi film award. Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra One was awarded for special effects. The actor tweeted, “even when my babies win a prize at a b’day party, my chest swells with pride. Today my baby got a National Award (v f/x). I lov u Ra.One”.

Chillar Party won three awards, best children film, original screenplay ( Vikas Behl and Nitish Tiwari) and best child actor. The Chillar Party kids shared the best child actor award with Partho Gupte of Stanley Ka Dabba.

UTV motion picture CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur said, “Vikas Behl and the entire cast worked really hard to make it a special film and I’m thankful to Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor for creating awareness about the film”. Khan also coproduced the film.

Vikas Bahl won the original screenplay award. He said, “Salim Uncle, Rajkumar Hirani Sir, Salman, Ranbir and Sohail’s conviction in Chillar Party paid off, and I was waiting when I could thank them for their generosity and love. Now it’s time to celebrate with my dog whose love made me make this film.”


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