Dadasaheb Phalke Awards: Akshay Kumar wins for Laxmii, Sushant Singh Rajput honoured posthumously


The award season 2021 continues as Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards honoured the very best in movie, tv, music and the brand new addition, OTT on Saturday. From Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Sushmita Sen to Surbhi Chandna and Nora Fatehi, celebrated artistes took dwelling awards for their work final 12 months.

Deepika gained the very best actor (feminine) award for her efficiency in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak that instructed the story of acid assault survivor Laxmi Aggarwal. Her co-star Vikrant Massey bagged the honour of finest actor in a supporting function for his flip within the critically-acclaimed drama, penned by Atika Chohan.

Akshay Kumar was declared finest actor (male) within the horror-comedy Laxmii, which was a remake of hit Tamil movie Kanchana (2011). Akshay’s co-star within the movie, Kiara Advani, gained for her efficiency within the Netflix movie Guilty.

Kiara took dwelling critics selection finest actor (feminine) for her function of a faculty woman, whose internalised trauma from being sexually abused as a child takes the form of misogyny when her boyfriend rapes their batchmate. Guilty was directed by Ruchi Narain and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

An ecstatic Kiara thanked the jury and her viewers for the honour. “My First Critics choice Best Actress award for #Guilty 🙏🏼 Thankyou 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,” Kiara wrote on Instagram alongside an image of her trophy.

Sushant Singh Rajput, who died final 12 months, was conferred the critic’s finest actor (male) posthumously for his excellent contribution to Hindi cinema. Sushant’s final movie was Nitesh Tiwari’s hit friendship drama Chhichhore, in 2019.

The finest movie honour went to Ajay Devgn-Saif Ali Khan starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, which additionally ended up turning into the best box-office grosser of 2020. Co-starring Kajol, the interval movie was directed by debutante Om Raut and produced by T-Series.

Anurag Basu was honoured as the very best director for his black comedy, Ludo, that includes an ensemble forged, together with Abhishek Bachchan, Sanya Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao and Fatima Sana Shaikh. Radhika Madan bagged the very best actor in a supporting function award for her efficiency in Homi Adajani’s dramedy Angrezi Medium, co-starring late Irrfan Khan.

Surbhi Chandna and Dheeraj Dhoopar took dwelling the very best actor (feminine) and (male) awards for their stellar work on the small display screen. Dheeraj’s Kundali Bhagya gained the very best tv present honour.

Director Hansal Mehta’s blockbuster present Scam 1992, starring Pratik Gandhi because the notorious stockbroker Harshad Mehta, unsurprisingly acquired the very best collection award.

Sushmita Sen bagged the trophy for finest actor in a web-series (feminine) for her beautiful efficiency in Disney Plus Hotstar present Arya. While Bobby Deol was declared the very best actor in a web-series (male) for Ashram, directed by Prakash Jha.

Bobby, whose profession has bought a brand new lease of life with OTT, expressed his happiness by way of an Instagram put up that includes his mom. “To be in this moment with my mother,” he wrote alongside an image of his mom hugging and affectionately him as he posed together with his trophy.

Kunal Kemmu gained the very best actor in a comic book function for his hilarious flip in final 12 months comedy Lootcase. The actor devoted his win to the workforce of the movie.

“Honoured, Happy and Humbled!  Best Actor (Comedy) #dadasahebphalkeawards This one is for the entire team of #Lootcase each one of who made the film shine with their talent. And a big thank you to each and every one who watched enjoyed and wished well for me and the film. Lots of love and lots of gratitude,” Kunal wrote alongside an image of him adoring his trophy.

It was a particular night time for Bobby Deol for extra causes than one as father and veteran actor Dharmendra was honoured for his contribution to Hindi cinema in a profession that spanned a number of a long time.

Nora Fatehi, who has persistently wowed the viewers along with her dance strikes, was awarded the very best performer on the ceremony. Overjoyed on the recognition, Nora wrote on Instagram that the award made “all the bleeding knees, back injuries, bruises,cuts, sleepless nights were all worth it.”

The actor-dancer additionally wrote that the honour will encourage her to do extra “performance oriented” songs and movies and he or she is certain quickly she might be bagging the very best actor award.

Thank you a lot @dpiff_official for honouring me with the Performer of The Year Award! 😍🔥 it means a lot that I’ve been recognised and appreciated for my work and presence! All the bleeding knees, again accidents, bruises,cuts, sleepless nights had been all price it! I’m at all times grateful to my followers and supporters..

“This uplifts me and encourages me to do more to create an even bigger impact in the world of entertainment! Cheers to more performance oriented songs and Films, this is the start of my presence in content driven films and performances as an actor now! Lets do this! Next year ill be taking best actress award too… Wait for it,” Nora wrote.


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