‘Badhaai Ho’s Surekha Sikri on winning the National Film Award: I am feeling very good about this

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The 66th National Film Awards were announced today. It was held at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi. Director Rahul Rawail presented the list along with other jury members. The Best Actor award went to ‘Andhadhun’ actor Ayushmann Khurrana and ‘Uri’ actor Vicky Kaushal. Whereas the Best Supporting Actress went to Surekha Sikri for the film ‘Badhaai Ho’. For the unversed, she played Ayushmann’s on-screen dadi in the movie and gave an outstanding performance.

While talking to Bollywood Bubble, Surekhi Sikri expressed her happiness on being given the Best Supporting Actress National Film Award. The 74-year-old actress said, “I am feeling very good about this feat. Mujhe bohut khushi hain ki unlogon ne mujhe aur iss film ko iss layak samjha.”

She was all praise for the writers (Shantanu Srivastava, Akshat Ghildial, and Jyoti Kapoor ) of the movie. “Bohut acchi script likhi thi dunno ne,” she added.

When asked who gave this big news to her, Surekhaji said it was director Amit Sharma (‘Badhaai Ho’ director). The film also won the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

On asked how she feels about Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal winning the Best Actor Awards, she said, “Both of them are deserving”. 

This is Sikri’s third National Film Award. She had previously won it for ‘Tamas’ and ‘Mammo’.

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