Sharing a picture of Ajay from the ceremony, Kajol took to Instagram Story and wrote, “Taking home two national awards and looking good doing it is tough!”
Ajay won the Best Actor Award for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. This is his third award for Best Actor. Previously, he won for the film “Zakhm” in 1998 and “The Legend Of Bhagat Singh” which was released in 2002.
The ceremony took place in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Friday evening. Ajay shared the Best Actor win with Suriya. Ajay’s “Tanhaji” also won the Best Popular Film Award for Tanhaji. After receiving the award from President Droupadi Murmu, Ajay celebrated his win with a special post on Twitter.
“Without counting the wins or the blessings, I’m just grateful for everything. Most important is your love. I share this win with you all,” he tweeted.
“I am honored to receive my awards from the President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu,” the tweet continued.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is an historical action film that follows the life of Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare. Om Raut led the project.
Also, legendary actress Asha Parekh received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for her exemplary lifetime contribution to Indian cinema at the 68th National Film Awards. This is the highest recognition in the field of Indian cinema.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Asha Parekh on her victory. “Asha Parekh Ji is an outstanding film personality. In her long career she has shown what versatility is. I congratulate her on receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke Prize,” Modi tweeted.
Nanjiyamma, a tribal folk singer from Kerala, received the national award for the song she wrote and sang for the film Ayyappanum Koshiyum (2020), directed by the late KR Sachidanandan. The film won multiple awards at the National Film Awards held on Friday.