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Vicky Kaushal bags the National Film Award for ‘URI’; says, “I dedicate this to my parents”

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The National Film Awards were announced today by jury head Rahul Rawail. Several movies got major dividends credited to them. Especially ‘URI: The Surgical Strike’ that bagged four awards including Best Director and Best Actor.

Vicky Kaushal has only been growing in stature since he step foot in the industry with ‘Masaan‘ . Now, he has bagged the National Film Award for Best Actor. The actor is over the moon with his big win. He says that the win has left him speechless. He is truly feeling moved by the recognition for his work in the film by the jury. He thanked the jury members. He congratulated Ayushmann Khurrana for his win as well as they share the same award. He dedicated this award to his parents and the nation.

According to reports, ‘Uri’ was a glowing success at the box office in India as well as abroad. It entered the Rs 100-crore club within just 10 days of its release. It made around Rs. 289.68 crore in India and it’s worldwide collection came to around Rs. 342.06 crore.

The film is based on the surgical strike carried out by the Indian Army on seven terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control on September 29, 2016. It was in retaliation to a terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri earlier that month. In the film, Vicky Kaushal played the role of Major Vihaan Shergill who leads his army in the covert operation against the group of militants.

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