"It was not because of the relationship we shared but because she was the most deserving candidate for her portrayal in "Mom"," Kapur said.
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Mom was one of the best performances of the late actress. In 2013, he won the State award for Best Actor for the films Artist. Zaira Wasim won the Best Supporting Actor award for her role in Dangal. Music maestro AR Rahman won the award for the best music for director Mani Ratnam's romantic drama Kaatru Veliyidai.
Telugu film industry's stalwarts are expected to celebrate it through tweets/statements.
65th National Film Awards were announced today. Ganesh Acharya has won the award for Best Choreography for the song Goli Tu Lath maar in Toilet Ek Prem Katha. Ecstatic by this, the Newton actor says, "I am absolutely delighted. I am humbled", Tripathi told PTI.More news: Reliance Jio may launch laptops with cellular connectivity
The 65th National Film Awards also honoured Sridevi's Chandni co-star Vinod Khanna with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. In the movie MOM, she played a role of a mother who avenges the rape and murder of her daughter. Tolet, directed by Chezhiyan won the Best Film in Tamil. It is a dream come true.
Actors Fahadh Faasil, Indrans, Parvathy, Suraj Venjarammoodu are competing with their best onscreen performances. The film was also recognised for original screenplay, while the best dialogues went to Odiya film "Hello Arsi". The film's cast also included Ashok Kumar (in a cameo) Bob Christo, Aftab Shivdasani (as a child artiste) and Annu Kapoor.
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