National Film Awards 2018: Sridevi, Vinod Khanna recognised posthumously

National Film Awards 2018: Sridevi, Vinod Khanna recognised posthumously

National Film Awards 2018: Sridevi, Vinod Khanna recognised posthumously

Even though I had a special appearance in the film, it was personally a very satisfying part for me as an actor. He went from being villain to a hero - really wonderful guy.

Announcing Sridevi's name, feature film jury head Shekhar Kapur said the actor was the most deserving candidate for her role as an avenging mother extracting justice for her abused daughter on her terms in MOM.

Actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, who died past year, has been conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award - the highest cinema honour in India - posthumously.

Last year, the jury was headed by filmmaker Priyadarshan last year and Akshay Kumar had bagged the Best Actor award for his performance in Rustom while Malayalam actor Surabhi Lakshmi won the Best Actress award for Minnaminungu.

Apart from Chandni, Vinod Khanna and Sridevi have also shared screen space in films like Pathar Ke Insan and Farishtay. It also won the best cinematography award. The best actor recognition went to Riddhi Sen for the Bengali film Nagarkirtan.

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AR Rahman took away the best music direction award for songs in Tamil movie "Kaatru Veliyidai" and for background music in Sridevi-starrer Hindi film 'Mom.' Each of the two awards carries a Rajat Kamal and a cheque of Rs 50,000.

Ganesh Acharya won the choreography award for the Hindi film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha". When I stepped out of my village, I had the desire of winning a national award someday.

Nargis Dutt award for the best feature film on national integration went to the Marathi film "Dhappa", while the Malayalam film "Aalorumkkam" was recognised as the best film on social issues. "Today, it has finally come true", Dutta told PTI.

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.

M Mansoor, while the best female singer went to Shashaa Tirupati for the song Vaan for Kaatru Veliyidai. Malayalam film director Jayaraj has bagged the best director award. Zaira Wasim won the Best Supporting Actor award for her role in Dangal.

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