The results of the 66th National Film Awards are out. The filmmakers and actors who won the ‘Biggie’ have been getting congratulatory messages from all over. And one among them happens to be filmmaker Amit Sharma. As his film ‘Badhaai Ho‘, today made it big, the Ayushmaan Khurrana starrer went on to bag National Film Award under ‘Best Popular Film’ category.

The filmmaker was all emotional after getting to know about it, as Amit in an interview to TOI said, “The business a film does is important but at the same time, the awards are very important too. I really can’t say much right now. I’m very happy.”

Badhaai Ho: Director Amit Sharma On Cloud Nine After Winning Best Popular Film National Award
Badhaai Ho: Director Amit Sharma On Cloud Nine After Winning Best Popular Film National Award

Amit also stated that it was nothing less than a shock when he heard the news, as he said, “When I first heard the news, I couldn’t control my emotions and I was completely silent for the first 2-3 minutes. It means a lot. It is a very big recognition. I am so thankful to God that I have got this. It hasn’t really complete sunk in yet.”

He also expressed his joy on veteran actress Surekha Siri winning National Film Award under Best Supporting Actress, as he said, “I’m so, so happy for her. I called her and spoke to her. It is a well-deserved honour for her,”

Talking about the film, ‘Badhaai Ho‘ which released in October last year, was very much liked and appreciated by the audience. The film following its content and powerful performances by the star-cast had cash registers ringing at the box office.

Apart from Ayushmaan and Surekha, ‘Badhaai Ho’, also starred Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao in major roles.

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