Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday conferred Rajinikanth with the distinguished Dadasaheb Phalke Award and honoured different winners of the 67th National Film Awards. Other recipients of the awards embody Rajnikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush, Manoj Bajpayee (greatest actor) and Kangana Ranaut (greatest actress).
The award ceremony was held after two years because of the pandemic, and these awards, introduced in March this 12 months, had been for movies launched in 2019.
Addressing the winners, Naidu mentioned movies needs to be autos to serve a better goal, as a service of social, ethical and moral messages. “Films should refrain from highlighting violence and should voice the society’s disapproval of social evils,” he mentioned.
Rajinikanth mentioned, “I dedicate this (award) to my guru, my mentor K Balachander sir. I thank my brother Sathyanarayana Rao – he is a father figure in my life – for giving me great values.” He additionally talked about his “friend, driver and transport colleague, Raj Bahadur,” who, he mentioned, “spotted the acting talent in me and encouraged me to join cinema. All my producers and directors, technicians, artists, distributors, media, and all my fans, and Tamil people.”
While Dhanush was awarded greatest actor for his efficiency in ‘Asuran’, Bajpayee received for ‘Bhosle’. Ranaut, was judged greatest actress for her performances in ‘Manikarnika’ and ‘Panga’.
Malalayam movie ‘Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham’, directed by Priyadarshan, was adjudged the most effective movie, whereas the award for greatest director went to Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan for Hindi movie ‘Bahattar Hoorain’.