Dadasaheb Phalke Awards: Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone win big; Sushant Singh Rajput honoured posthumously

Last year owing to pandemic life came to a sudden halt. The film industry also came to a standstill with shoots getting cancelled and projects being put on a backburner. Thankfully, things are finally getting back on track. Last night, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards were held in Mumbai. Deepika PadukoneAkshay KumarKiara AdvaniSushmita SenBobby Deol and several other celebs were honoured for their performances.

Deepika Padukone and Akshay Kumar won the Best Actor Award for their performances in Chhapaak and Laxmii respectively. Vikrant Massey won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Chhapaak. Radhika Madan won the Best Actor in a supporting role award for her role in Angrezi Medium.

Sushant Singh Rajput was honoured with Critic’s Best Actor (Male) posthumously. Kiara Advani bagged the Critics Choice Best Actor (Female) for her role in Netflix’s Guilty. This is the first time when Kiara has won a Critics Choice award. Expressing her happiness, the actress wrote, “My First Critics choice Best Actress award for #Guilty 🙏🏼 Thank You for this prestigious honour. Thankyou @karanjohar  @ruchinarain  @somenmishra  @apoorva1972  @dharmaticent @netflix_in and my entire team of Guilty! And to all you amazing people for rooting for me, my heart is so full(sic).”

Ajay Devgn-Saif Ali Khan starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior bagged the Best Film award. Anurag Basu lifted the Best Director award for Ludo. Sushmita Sen won the Best Actor in a web-series (Female) for the series Arya and Bobby Deol bagged Best Actor in a web-series (Male) for Ashram.

Hansal Mehta’s Scam 1992 bagged the Best Series award. Veteran actor Dharmendra was honoured for his contribution to Hindi cinema. Kunal Kemmu won the Best Actor (Comedy) role for Lootcase.

Congratulations to all the winners. Hope they all continue to shine in the coming year as well.

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