The National Film Award for Best Actor for 2021 has been awarded to Allu Arjun for Pushpa: The Rise. Vicky Kaushal had earlier won the Best Actor National Award for Uri: The Surgical Strike.
The 69th National Film Awards, honouring the best films of 2021 in Indian cinema, were announced last month. Starring Vicky Kaushal in the titular role, Sardar Udham won five awards for Best Cinematography, Best Audiography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Feature Film in Hindi.
Many people, including the film’s director Shoojit Sircar, felt that Vicky Kaushal deserved the National Film Award for Best Actor also for his brilliant performance as Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer in 1940 as a revenge for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar.
Now, in a recent interview with IndiaToday.in, when Vicky was asked if he felt disappointed on not winning the National Film Award for Sardar Udham, the actor said, “Nahi! The thing is that many times, when you get a film, and get to work with a director that you like, you think that’s where your dream has come true, which is genuinely true for Sadar Udham. I am not just saying for the heck of it. Being a Punjabi, that topic, that man, that story is very, very close to my heart.”
“We have been listening to this story since our childhood days and always used to wonder why not many people know about this. So, for me, to eventually get the opportunity was a big deal and, after that, what I got or didn’t get, everything was a bonus. For me, the story to reach the world, to get appreciated, to get resonated, that is everything. After that, for the film to get all the rewards are all bonuses. I don’t have any qualms”, the actor added who had won the National Film Award for Best Actor for Uri: The Surgical Strike at the 66th National Film Awards.
The National Film Award for Best Actor for 2021 has been awarded to Allu Arjun for Pushpa: The Rise. He created history as he became the first Telugu actor to receive this honour.
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