Dhanush shares a heartfelt note after winning the National Award for Asuran; thanks director Vetri Maaran

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Actor-filmmaker Dhanush bagged the National Award for Best Actor for Vetri Maaran’s Asuran. Asuran also won the Best Film in the Tamil language. He shared the award with Manoj Bajpayee, who also won the award for his performance in Bhonsle. On Tuesday (March 23), Dhanush took to his Twitter handle to express his happiness over winning the prestigious award in the Best Actor category for the second time. He wrote in his statement, “I woke up to this amazing news of being honoured with the Prestigious national award for ASURAN. To win one best actor award is a dream, to win Two is nothing short of a blessing. I never imagined I would come this far”.

Dhanush thanked his parents and his brother Selvaraghavan, who he calls “guru.” He also thanked director Vetri Maaran for giving him the character of Sivasami in Asuran. Dhanush thanked the producer of the film and the entire team of Asuran. For Vetri Maaran, he wrote, “Vetri, never thought when I met you at Balu Mahendra sir’s office that you would become a friend, companion and a brother. I am so proud of the four films we have worked together and the two films we have produced together. I am very glad you chose to believe in me so much and I chose to believe in you. Now can’t wait to hear what you have written for me next. A big hug”. Finally, he thanked his fans, “the pillars of his strength” for their unconditional love.

Take a look at Dhanush’s statement here.

Dhanush and Vetri Maaran are like lucky charms for each other. The former acted in Vetrimaaran’s directorial debut Polladhavan in 2007. Dhanush won his National Award in 2011 for Best Actor for Vetri Maaran’s Aadukalam and Vetri Maaran won the award for Best Director for the same.

Dhanush is currently in the United States as he is shooting for his upcoming film The Gray Man, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.

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