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Vidya Balan’s dirty act bags National Award

Honourable Vice President of M Hamid Ansari bestowed the prestigious 59th National Film Awards to winners in the capital on Thursday. The awards that are usually presented by the President each year, were given away by Mr Ansari in lieu of President Pratibha Patil’s foreign visit.

Bollywood’s ‘Midas touch’ sensation Vidya Balan bagged the coveted National Award, in the category of Best Actress.

This prestigious honour comes after Vidya won all the major popular awards. We caught up with Vidya right before the awards were announced in March and when quizzed about the National Award, the actress said, “I have given my hundred percent and have garnered loads of appreciation from my audience, which actually is my award. But, it really is a sense of pride, when one wins National award.”

Following is the list of other winners:

Best Actress- Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture)
Best Actor- Girish Kulkari (Deeol)
Best Hindi Film- I Am
Best Costume Designer- Niharika Khan (The Dirty Picture)/ Neeta Lulla (Bal Gandharva)
Best Sound Design- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Screenplay Original- Vikal Behl/Nitesh Tiwari (Chillar Party)
Best Child Artiste- Partho Gupte (Stanley Ka Dabba)/ Cast of Chillar Party
Best Children’s Film- Chillar Party
Best Special Effects- Ra.One

Best Choreographer- Bosco-Caeser (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)

Best Lyrics- Amitabh Bhattacharya (I Am)

Best Make Up- Vijram Gaekwad (The Dirty Picture)/ Bal Gandharva

Best Supporting Actor- Appu Kutty

Best Feature Film- Deool and Pyaari

Best Bengali Film- Ranjana Ami Aar Ashbona

Special Jury Award- Anjan Dutta

Best Editing- Praveen KL (Aranyaa Kandam)

Best Female Playback Singer- Rupa Ganguly

Best Male Playback Singer- Anand Bhate for Bal Gandharva

Special Mention- Director Shari (Adi Madhyantam- Malayalam Film) and Mallika (Byari Film)

Best Debut Film By A Director- Aranya Kaandam (Tamil)


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