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.”