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National Film Awards 2018: Sridevi gets Best Actress award for MOM, Pankaj Tripathi receives special mention for Newton

Late Sridevi wins her first National Award and Newton declared Best Film at National Film Awards 2018, announced by jury head Shekhar Kapur.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 13, 2018 13:52 IST ]

National Film Awards 2018: Sridevi gets Best Actress award for MOM, Pankaj Tripathi receives special mention for Newton

The winners of the 65th National Film Awards are being announced today and late actress Sridevi was awarded with Best Actress award for MOM. This was her first National Award. Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton received Best Film award while Pankaj Tripathi received special mention at the award. A R Rahman won Best Music Direction for director Mani Rathnam's Kaatru Veliyidai, and Best Background Score for MOM.

Expressing his excitement MOM director Ravi Udyawar said, "Wow, she deserves it. I’m really happy it’s a great news for me because it was our film. She had done a fabulous job. We all are missing her now."

Actor Pankaj Tripathi, has been acknowledged for his spectacular role as a CRPF Officer in Netwon. The 65th National Awards has just announced that the Gangs of Wasseypur and Masaan actor has won a Special Mention Award for his role in Newton. 

He said " I am absolutely delighted. I had no idea I was even in the running. It feels amazing to know that the whole country thought my role in Newton was one of my best and to win the Special Mention Award at the highest film award in India is just exhilarating. My director and co-actors made it so easy for me to act in this film.

Pankaj Tripathi and Sridevi's social media fans expressed their excitement for their favourite stars achievement. Below are twitter reactions:

 

 

 

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