Actor Irrfan Khan was bestowed the National award for best actor by the president of India Pranab Mukherjee, for his role of Paan Singh Tomar, a biopic on the athlete turned dacoit. The movie also received the best film award.The best film trophy comes with a Swarna Kamal and a cash prize of Rs 2,50,000.
Speaking about the making of the Movie Tigmanshu Dhulia the director said that,”it was special to get the award on a day when Indian cinema is celebrating 100 golden years.It has turned out to be a very special film. When I was making it, I did not think that it would turn out to be a path breaking film. It is a very proud moment for us”.
The best actor award was shared between Irrfan Khan and Veteran Marathi actor Vikram Gokhale for his role in Anumati.