Rajinikanth and Dhanush celebrate their big win at National Film Awards; Aishwaryaa says, ‘This is history’

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It was a huge day for megastar Rajinikanth and superstar Dhanush as they won big at the 67th National Film Awards 2021. Rajinikanth was bestowed with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award whereas Dhanush shared his Best Actor award with Manoj Bajpayee. He bagged a national award for his film, Asuran. As this is the first time that two awards have gone to the same family, Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwaryaa R Dhanush called this moment ‘history.’ She took to her Instagram account and dropped a couple of snaps with her husband and father, feeling absolutely proud of them.

She wrote, “They are mine … and this is history #prouddaughter #proudwife” even Dhanush shared a few snaps on his Instagram account where he was celebrating this big win with his father-in-law. However, he is overwhelmed with the fact that he shared the same stage with the Thalaivar where he was winning the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award. According to him, the moment was indescribable for him.

To win a national award for best actor on the same stage where my Thalaivar was winning the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award was just indescribable. Thank You to the National award jury for bestowing me with this honour. Also Thank you to the press and media for your constant support,” he captioned the picture. 

 

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Meanwhile, during the speech, superstar Rajinikanth thanked his bus driver friend. 

He said, “I am extremely happy to receive this most prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award. My thanks to the honourable central government. I dedicate this award to my mentor, my guru K Balachander. This moment, I remember him with great gratitude, and my brother Satyanrayan Gaikwad who’s like my father who brought me up by teaching me great values, and spirituality. My friend in Karnataka, bus transport driver, my colleague – Rajbahadur. When I was the bus conductor, he identified the acting talent in me and encouraged me to join the cinema. All my producers, director, co-artistes, technicians, distributors, exhibitors and the media, press and all my fans. Tamil people – without them I am no body. Jai Hind!

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