This year, the National Film Awards are going to be special as two of the most talented actors are going to share the best actor award. The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu will be distributing the National Film Awards in Delhi, today, to Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurrana for their acting in films ‘URI : The Surgical Strike’ and ‘Andhadun’ respectively.
The two are going to share the honour of the best actor award. Meanwhile, Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award. However, Amitabh can’t make out to the event because of his health, as he is down with fever.
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Down with fever .. ! Not allowed to travel .. will not be able to attend National Award tomorrow in Delhi .. so unfortunate .. my regrets ..
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 22, 2019
Even though Amitabh is not attending the event but he had earlier written a note of thanks about being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He wrote, “There is a paucity of words searching a response.. for the generosity of words that pour in ..I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude. What really resides in the mind shall never be known…and may it never….gratitude and express of immense humbleness..bear supreme today…and love.”
On the other hand, Andhadhun’s director Sriram Raghavan, receives the National Film Award for the Best Film.
— HT Entertainment (@htshowbiz) December 23, 2019
Traditionally, the National Awards are handed out to the winners by the President of India. According to sources, President Ram Nath Kovind will host high tea for the winners later.