59th National Film Awards announced, Vidya Balan bags best actress award

   Mar 7, 4:42 pm

New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Jury members of the National Film Awards on Wednesday announced the winners of the 59th National Film Awards, with Vidya Balan bagging top honours for best actress for the film ' The Dirty Picture'.

The top honour in the Feature Film category, this time, was shared between two films, Deool (Marathi) directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni and Byari (Byari language) directed by Suveeram.

'Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai' (Tamil) won the award for the Best Wholesome Entertainment Film while 'Chillar Party' (Hindi) won Best Children Film.

The Best Director award went to Gurvinder Singh for Punjabi film 'Anhe Ghorey Da Daan'.

The Best Actor award was given to Girish Kulkarni for Marathi film 'Deool'.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni praised the efforts made of jury members in selecting the awardees from different film mediums.

Soni said such efforts had enabled the awards to achieve new heights in terms of enhanced participation in different categories and the prestige associated with such awards. (ANI)

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