But why is this year's National Film Awards so special, as Amitabh had earlier won Four (2 Best Actor awards for Agneepath and Black. Best Newcomer for Saath Hindustani) such awards? Well, Paa is Bachchan Family's baby. It's produced by its home production banner AB Corp and Abhishek Bachchan took special interest.
The film is based on a rare genetic condition known as progeria and is all about father-son relationship. Interestingly, Abhishek plays father of Amitabh, who is his dad in real life. Paa also received accolades from all quarters and did reasonably well at the box office.
Expressing his happiness on winning multiple National Awards, Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog: “My most dearest and affectionate members of the extended family, close to 5 pm this evening the Government of India announced the results of the National Awards for Cinema and they have decorated me with the Best Actor Award for 'PAA". But that is not all. 'Paa" has been victorious in a few other categories as well. Best Supporting Actress to Arundhati Nag, Best Make-Up, and Best Film (Hindi ). Four National Awards to 'Paa". This is just tremendous ! I am delighted of course on the results, but have to say that all this would never have been possible without the courage and vision of one man - R Balki, the director. It was Balki"s idea and thought that first got me interested and through several sittings we finally arrived at the script and story we wanted to make and the results are now there for all to see. Thank you Balki for this and come back home soon so we can sit and celebrate!"
The Bachchans have every reason to celebrate. Paa has brought joy to the household like never before. Amitabh Bachchan won National Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film. As if that's not enough, the film bagged Best Hindi Film award, Best Supporting Actress for Arundhati Nag and Best Make-Up for Christein Tinsley and Dominie Till.