Powerhouses Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon Share 'Best Actor' Title at 69th National Film Awards
69th National Film Awards: The illustrious 69th National Film Awards unveiled its winners amidst great anticipation in the heart of New Delhi. Among the myriad recognitions, the spotlight shines particularly bright on the Best Actor Award (Female), a distinction that finds its place in the hands of the remarkably talented Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon. Their outstanding portrayals in 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' and 'Mimi' respectively have earned them this coveted honor.
Released on February 25, 2022, 'Gangubai Kathiawadi', directed by the visionary Sanjay Leela Bhansali, spins a tale that traverses the transformation of a young woman sold into the harsh world of prostitution. The narrative unfolds, showcasing her rise to prominence in the unforgiving underworld of Kamathipura's red-light district. This portrayal of resilience and strength, masterfully brought to life by Alia Bhatt, not only earned her the shared Best Actor Award but also secured her the Best Actress accolades at the IIFA 2023 and Filmfare Awards 2023.
On the other end of the spectrum, 'Mimi', available for streaming since July 2021, introduced audiences to Kriti Sanon's impeccable portrayal of a young woman named Mimi. The story delicately navigates the journey of a surrogate mother striving to manifest her dreams, only to find herself navigating unanticipated challenges when the prospective parents back out upon learning of the child's Down syndrome. Kriti Sanon's emotive depiction not only earned her the shared Best Actor Award but also the Best Actress Award at IIFA 2022.
Both films, 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' and 'Mimi', delve into narratives that resonate deeply with audiences. Alia Bhatt's portrayal captures the essence of triumph over adversity, while Kriti Sanon's Mimi embodies the indomitable spirit of a mother facing societal norms head-on. The announcement of these two exceptional talents sharing the Best Actor Award has sent waves of jubilation through their legion of fans, affirming their rightful place among the industry's luminaries.
- PTC PUNJABI