Bollywood stars and movies outshone other regional industries during the presentation of V.Shantaram National Awards recently. Almost all important awards were won by Bollywood movies including the Best Film and Best Actor/Actress/Director honors.
Aamir Khan’s directorial debut Taare Zameen Par won the Best Film award and its lead actor Darsheel Safary was adjudged the best actor. But, the film which did exceptionally well was A Wednesday, which was the runner up to the top award.
A Wednesday won almost three awards with director Neeraj Pandey bagging both the Best Debutant Director and Best Director awards. Actor Jimmy Shergill accepted the awards on behalf of him.
“Neeraj is a man of few words. He doesn’t talk much,” says Jimmy, who won the Best Supporting Actor award.
Farhan Akhtar won the Best Debutant award for his performance in super-hit movie Rock On.
“I am really thankful for this one. You know for this one (the award) there is a very difficult, stiff competition with two very cute kids and with my wife from the film (Prachi Desai). I am very-very thankful and grateful,” says Farhan.
A video of National Awards is below.
National Awards Video