The 67th National Film Awards are currently being announced in New Delhi. The awards are for films from the year 2019. Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut won the best actress award for her films Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Panga.
Meanwhile, Manoj Bajpaypee and Dhanush have been awarded the best actor for Hindi film Bhonsle and Tamil movie Asuran, respectively. Sushant Singh Rajput’s last theatrical release Chhichhore, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, won the best Hindi film award, Asuran won for best Tamil film and Jersey won for best Telugu film.
The awards were initially going to be held in May last year but were delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. The awards are held by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation that comes under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
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