Not too long ago, we reported that Ajay Devgn bagged the Best Actor award last year for his performance in one of the last releases before the pandemic Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, a historical drama inspired by real-life events. The actor recently attended the prestigious 68th National Awards ceremony that was held in Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi amidst dignitaries and politicians. He was presented with the award and certificate by none other than our Honourable President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu.
Ajay Devgn attends the prestigious 68th National Awards ceremony; receives the award from honourable President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu
Speaking of the National Awards, Ajay Devgn received the Best Actor & Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. The film, which is also directed by Ajay himself, featured the actor in the titular character with his real-life wife Kajol also playing his reel life wife and Saif Ali Khan playing the role of the antagonist. The actor’s performance was highly appreciated by audiences and critics alike and now he had gone to receive the prestigious National Award for the third time. He posted the video with a caption saying, “Not counting the wins or the blessings, just feeling grateful for all of it. Most importantly, your love. I share this win with all of you ???? Honoured to receive my awards from the President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu @presidentofindia @official.anuragthakur.”
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Referring to his third National Award, Ajay shared about this honor on social media and posted a video. In the video, he has also added photos from the other films he has received National Awards for. It includes his 1998 release Zakhm which also starred Pooja Bhatt and Sonali Bendre as well as yet another historical drama, The Legend of Bhagat Singh in 2002, which featured him in the titular character. The film retells the story of one of India’s most respected freedom fighters.
In a statement, the actor said, “I’m humbled & honoured to win two National awards for Tanhaji-The Unsung Warrior, one as producer of best film & one as best actor. I also share the best actor win with Suriya, whose cinema I like & respect. This is my third win as best actor. I feel elated yet humbled each time this happens. The National Award is significant because it comes from a larger demographic and it represents Indian cinema, embracing cultural and language barriers. And, it has an ‘inclusive’ audience. Tanhaji was my hundredth film. And it made inroads because it spoke of valor, friendship, family and national fervour. I thank Om Raut, the director and the entire technical team. Not to forget my Co-actors, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol, both of who were pitch-perfect in the film.”
On the film front, Ajay Devgn is currently gearing up for the release of Drishyam 2, a sequel to his 2015 superhit thriller. The film features him alongside Shriya Saran, Tabu, Ishita Dutta and is a remake of the Malayalam film by the same name that released in 2021. The Hindi version is expected to hit the theatres on November 18.
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