The winners list of the much awaited 63rd National Awards is out now and read on to know who beat whom to take home this prestigious award.
In the main set of awards, actor Amitabh Bachchan left all the actors far behind and has been declared as the Best Actor of this year (2016) owing to his mind-blowing performance in Shoojit Sircar's film, Piku, which also casted Deepika Padukone in the lead role.
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On the other side, Kangana Ranaut beat Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra and bagged the Best Actress award for the year 2016, because of her terrific performance in Tanu Weds Manu. Also, the film did rather a praise-worthy job at the Indian box office.
Speaking about Kangana Ranaut's victory for her double role in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, her co-star from the film, said, "In the last seven years that she has been in the industry, she has just grown. It is rare."
In an excluisve interview with Pinkvilla, she also shared her happiness for Big B winning the National Awards and told, "When I saw Piku, I thought his performance was special and he did deserve a National Award for it. I am not surprised that he did but I am looking forward to that picture where Best Actor and Best Actress stand together, hug each other and click a picture. I will frame that picture."
Coming to the direction category, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has won the 'Best Director' title for his magnum opus Bajirao Mastani, which casted Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles.
"Whether it is mainstream, art-house or parallel cinema, the director and cinematographer have toiled hard on the film and I am ecstatic to win the Award," said the proud director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.