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

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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 Indiantelevision.com, 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."

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