The presentation ceremony of National Film Awards 2021 was held today (October 25) in Delhi. The 67th National Film Awards were presented by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. Sushant Singh Rajput’s film Chhichhore bagged the Best Hindi Film award. Director Nitesh Tiwari and producer Sajid Nadiadwala who were present at the award ceremony remembered the late actor and dedicated the award to him.
As per a report in ANI, Tiwari and Nadiadwala said, “Sushant is an integral part of our film. He made us proud. We are dedicating this award to him.”
On March this year, Chhichhore was adjudged the Best Hindi Film at the 67th National Film Awards.
Chhichhore revolves around Aniruddh Pathak aka Anni (Sushant), whose son Raghav attempts to take his own life as he fails to clear the entrance exam to get into the engineering college of his choice. He fears being called a ‘loser’ and tries to take this drastic step. Anni tells Raghav about his own journey as a ‘loser’ in college. His college friends include his ex-wife Maya (Shraddha Kapoor).
The movie was high on friendship and it was raved by critics and audiences, specially Sushant’s acting was praised a lot. Chhichhore also did well at the box-office.
Sushant died on June 14, 2020 as he committed suicide as per reports. What an irony of life!
Meanwhile, at the 67th National Film Awards, Manoj Bajpayee, Kangana Ranaut and Dhanush won Best Actor awards. Rajinikanth was conferred with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Priyadarshan’s Malayalam period epic Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea won the Best Feature Film.