Kangana Ranaut wins National Award for Best Actress; ‘Queen’ is Best Film

MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut, whose performance was applauded by one and all in the film Queen has won the National Film Award for best actress for essaying the role of ‘Rani’ in the movie.


This is Ranaut’s second National Award. In 2008, the actress won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion.


Additionally, Vikas Bahl-directed Queen has won the Best Film Award.


The National Awards will be handed out by President Pranab Mukherjee on 3 May, 2015 in New Delhi. As was reported earlier by, veteran actor - producer Shashi Kapoor will receive his Dadasaheb Phalke Award at the ceremony.


On the other hand, Kannada actor Vijay bagged Best Actor for the Kannada film Nanu Avanalla Avalu.


The Priyanka Chopra starrer Mary Kom, which is directed by Omung Kumar, has won the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Whereas Haider bagged awards in various categories like Best Choreography (Bismil), Music Direction, Costume Design and Male Playback Singer (Sukhwinder Singh for Bismil).


Director Srijit Mukherji won Best Director for his Bengali film Chotushkone. Killa was named as the Best Marathi Film, Harivu won in the Best Kannada Film category, Nirbashito won Best Bengali Film, whereas Othello won Best Assamese Film.


The Amitabh Bachchan starrer Bhootnath Returns received a special mention at the National Awards. The movie was produced by T-Series and B R Films.


T-Series chairman Bhushan Kumar said, "I am extremely delighted and honoured by this special mention given to Bhoothnath Returns by the National Awards Committee and on behalf of my entire team at T-Series, would like to thank them for this honor. We have always upheld cinematic values and this has further justified our faith in unique and meaningful movies."

Latest Reads
Jio MAMI: Royal Stag Barrel joins Star to promote short films

The Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star has managed to involve Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films to provide a platform within the short films category.

Movies Hindi
India against obstructing Fawad film; Maharashtra assures 'protection'

Even as PEMRA's ban on Indian content looms, the Indian Government has made it clear that it will not create any impediment for the release of producer-director Karan Johar’s 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, among others.

Movies Hindi
'Thithi' to open Dharmashala fest; to screen 45 features and shorts

A total of 45 features and shorts are to screened at the fifth Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) to be held from 3 to 6 November.

Movies Hindi
New films: The business of a few lakhs

The dull pre-Diwali period has taken its toll. The films released recently as well as last Friday have fallen like nine pins. Some of these have been forced to commit hara-kiri as they would not be able to get playtime at the cinemas in peak period when the flow of star cast films is regular. The...

Movies Hindi
Bollywood supports Govt's Pak policy; pleads for ongoing projects

NEW DELHI: The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd today expressed “genuine concern of all those film producers who have invested heavily in films featuring artistes from across the border.” Even as it expressed unflinching support to the Central Government and solidarity with the...

Movies Hindi
MotuPatlu: King Of Kings (3D).......Kid stuff

MotuPatlu: King Of Kings (3D) is India’s own homebred animation film featuring characters of the popular Hindi comic strip of the same name that features in Lot Pot magazine.

Movies Hindi
Competitive short film fest to coincide with Risk Development meet

NEW DELHI: A short films competition on the theme of Risk Sensitive Development for Community Resilience will be organised at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 being held here.

Movies Short Films
Artificial intelligence powers movie streaming aggregator Flickstree

MUMBAI: People decide to watch a movie online and are happy to spend some valuable time. Happy time with your friends, your partner or may be alone. For sure, it sounds fun! After all, who doesn’t like to binge on great films?

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
No trick in the book worked on screen

The week’s major release, Mirzya, seems to have started on a wrong note in that, the posters designs as well as promos of the film did not quite manage to raise curiosity. If at all, they gave out a sort of negative vibes about the film. That the Navratri festival and the pre-Diwali period are...

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories