National Film Awards 2023 live updates: Waheeda Rehman gets emotional; Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, Allu Arjun win big
National Film Awards 2023: The 69th season of the film awards has President Droupadi Murmu as the chief guest.
National Film Awards 2023: The ceremony is being held at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi with President Droupadi Murmu conferring the awards. The ceremony is a star-studded affair as several winners have flown in from Mumbai and other cities to receive their awards. Among them are Alia Bhatt with husband Ranbir Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Allu Arjun with wife Sneha Reddy and Karan Johar with Apoorva Mehta.
The 69th National Film Awards have a variety of films winning big this year. R Madhavan’s film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect has won the Best Feature Film this year while Allu Arjun is the first Telugu actor to receive a Best Actor award. He has won the award for his performance in the film Pushpa: The Rise. For the Best Actress award, there is a joint winner in Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kriti Sanon for Mimi.
Oscar-winning music composer MM Keeravani has also won big as he bagged the Best Music Direction (Background Music) for RRR. The record-breaking blockbuster has also won the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award. Here are all the live updates from the National Film Awards.
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Oct 17, 2023 04:55 PM IST
Soni Razdan shares post as Alia receives National Award
As Alia Bhatt received her first National Award, her mother-actor Soni Razdan shared a post on Instagram. She posted a clip of Alia and also penned a note. Soni wrote, “Congratulations my darling @aliaabhatt on your National Award … and it’s all due to your hard work and dedication to your craft. Such a proud moment for us all truly. Gratitude and love.”
Oct 17, 2023 04:25 PM IST
Waheeda Rehman gets emotional
Waheeda Rehman got emotional as the announcement of her as the recepient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was made. R Madhavan came to soothe her.
Oct 17, 2023 04:23 PM IST
R Madhavan receives award amid loud cheers
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect producer and actor R Madhavan received the National award as the audience cheered for him.
Oct 17, 2023 04:19 PM IST
RRR wins 6 National awards
RRR won 6 National Film Awards at the event.
Oct 17, 2023 04:17 PM IST
Allu Arjun takes home Best Actor award
Allu Arjun won the Best Actor award for Pushpa: The Rule. Sneha Reddy clicked his picture from among the audience.
Oct 17, 2023 04:15 PM IST
And here comes Alia Bhatt
Like Kriti Sanon, Alia Bhatt also received the Best Actress award for her film Gangubai Kathiawadi.
Oct 17, 2023 04:14 PM IST
Kriti Sanon wins her first
Kriti Sanon, who played a surrogate mother in Mimi, won the Best Actress award.
Oct 17, 2023 04:13 PM IST
Pankaj Tripathi receives award
Pankaj Tripathi won Best Supporting Actor award for Mimi.
Oct 17, 2023 04:05 PM IST
Sardar Udham wins more awards
Sardar Udham won quite a few awards at the event including Best audiography, production design and more.
Oct 17, 2023 04:02 PM IST
Shershaah wins Special Jury Award
Karan Johar receives National Film Award for Shershaah. Vishnu Vardhan also received an award for the film.
Oct 17, 2023 03:50 PM IST
RRR wins big
Prem Rakshith won the award for Best Cinematography and MM Keeravaani won Best Music Direction (Background Music) for RRR.
Oct 17, 2023 03:47 PM IST
Sardar Udham wins Best Feature Film
Sardar Udham, starring Vicky Kaushal in the titular role, won the Best Feature Film.
Oct 17, 2023 03:46 PM IST
Chello Show wins big
Chello Show took home the Best Gujarati film and Best Child Artist for Bhavin Rabari.
Oct 17, 2023 03:45 PM IST
777 Charlie wins Best Kannada Film
777 Charlie also wins big.
Oct 17, 2023 03:44 PM IST
Home wins Best Malayalam Film
Malayalam film Home wins multiple awards at the ceremony.
Oct 17, 2023 03:37 PM IST
Anurag Thakur talks about piracy of films
Anurag Thakur praised Waheeda Rahman and talked about government’s contribution in preventing piracy.
Oct 17, 2023 03:27 PM IST
Ek Duaa starring Esha Deol wins a Special Mention
Ek Duaa wins a Special Mention at the National Film Awards.
Oct 17, 2023 03:11 PM IST
Waheeda Rahman shares a message for her fans
“Aakhirkar main yaha pahuch pai, uske liye main badi shukraguzar hu (Finally I reached her, I am very grateful for this),” she said.
Oct 17, 2023 03:01 PM IST
And the ceremony begins!
The ceremony has finally started with the arrival of President Droupadi Murmu.
Oct 17, 2023 02:57 PM IST
Bhavin Rabri wins National Film Award for Chhello Show
Bhavin Rabri, who has won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Chhello Show, attended the ceremony with director Pan Nalin.
Oct 17, 2023 02:52 PM IST
Kriti Sanon attends ceremony with parents
Kriti Sanon walked the red carpet with her parents.
Oct 17, 2023 02:47 PM IST
Kriti Sanon is elated
Kriti Sanon said winning the National Award within a decade of her debut is a very big thing for her. “I feel elated,” she said.
Oct 17, 2023 02:42 PM IST
Ranbir and Alia at the National Film Awards
Looking stunning! Ranbir and Alia walked the red carpet at the National Film Awards.
Oct 17, 2023 02:33 PM IST
Alia Bhatt talks about Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Alia Bhatt talked about Gangubai Kathiawadi director Sanjay Leela Bhansali who couldn’t attend the ceremony on Tuesday.
Oct 17, 2023 02:30 PM IST
Watch Allu Arjun do his Pushpa step on the red carpet
Allu Arjun shared his happiness on the red carpet and also did his Pushpa step.
Oct 17, 2023 02:27 PM IST
And R Madhavan is here
R Madhavan walked the red carpet in black. Talking about his directorial, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect that won the Best Feature Film award, Madhavan said that its the biggest happiness to see Nambi sir feel so happy.
Oct 17, 2023 02:20 PM IST
Karan Johar looks back at his journey
Karan Johar talked about completing 25 years of his directorial debut, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as he walked the red carpet. The film had won the National Award then. “25 years later, I am back here for the National Award. What more can I ask for,” he said.
Oct 17, 2023 02:16 PM IST
Allu Arjun: It’s a double achievement for me
Allu Arjun walked the red carpet at the event. He said, “I am extremely happy as I am receiving this award. It’s a double achievement for me personally.”
Oct 17, 2023 02:15 PM IST
Kriti Sanon looks stunning in white
Kriti Sanon walked the red carpet in a white saree. She has won the Best Actor award for her film Mimi.
Oct 17, 2023 02:12 PM IST
Vivek Agnihotri and Pallavi Joshi arrive
The Kashmir Files actor Pallavi Joshi and director Vivek Agnihotri walked the red carpet together at the National Film Awards.
Oct 17, 2023 02:10 PM IST
SS Rajamouli calls awards for RRR ‘a bonus’
“I am a filmmmaker who makes films for the audience. That’s my first aim. Awards are like a bonus for me. But when it comes to awards at the National level, with 6 awards, I obviously feel very happy about it,” said SS Rajamouli on the red carpet.
Oct 17, 2023 02:09 PM IST
Alia Bhatt walks the red carpet with Ranbir Kapoor
Talking on the red carpet, Alia Bhatt said about her first National Film Award win, “My eyes are full of stars right now.”
Oct 17, 2023 02:03 PM IST
Allu Arjun does his trademark step from Pushpa: The Rule
Allu Arjun on his big win, “I am extremely happy as I am receiving this award. Its a double achievement for me personally.”
Oct 17, 2023 02:01 PM IST
Karan Johar talks about Shershaah on the red carpet
Talking about his journey, Karan Johar said on the red carpet, “Our film Shershaah released in 2021, it is the biopic of Captain Vikram Batra. We are forever grateful to the family to tell the story to the entire world. We are humbled, honoured and privileged to be here today.
Oct 17, 2023 01:58 PM IST
#Pushpa2TheRule trends as Allu Arjun wins big
As Allu Arjun is the first Telugu actor to receive the Best Actor award at the National Film Awards for Pushpa: The Rise, the title of his upcoming film Pushpa 2: The Rule, started trending on X ahead of the ceremony.
Oct 17, 2023 01:54 PM IST
Allu Arjun shares a glimpse of his invite
Allu Arjun shared a picture of his invite as he headed to Vigyan Bhavan for the National Film Awards.
Oct 17, 2023 01:46 PM IST
Where to watch the National Film Award-winning films
If you haven’t watched the award-winning films yet, here is where you can watch RRR, Pushpa, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, The Kashmir Files, Gangubai Kathiawadi and many others on OTT. Read full story here.
Oct 17, 2023 01:41 PM IST
Waheeda Rehman to be honoured at the ceremony
Waheeda Rehman, who has delivered several memorable films like Pyaasa and Guide, will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, government’s highest recognition in the field of cinema, during the ceremony.
Oct 17, 2023 01:33 PM IST
Here is the list of winners
The 69th National Film Awards were announced in August this year and had some predictable as well as surprising winners. See the full list here.
Oct 17, 2023 01:27 PM IST
Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar reach Delhi
Alia Bhatt with Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar with Dharma Productions CEO Apoorva Mehta reached Delhi Tuesday morning. See their pictures here.
Oct 17, 2023 01:25 PM IST
When and where to watch National Film Awards
The ceremony will be held in Delhi today. Here is where you can watch live telecast on TV and online. See full story here.