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Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured with 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Award today

Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured with 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Award today

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Dec 2019, 11:21 am

New Delhi/UNI: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu will give Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan the prestigious 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Award on December 23.

The 66th National Film Awards for 2018 is all set to take place at a gala event here on December 23.

The Vice-President will give away the Awards in gracious presence of Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar, and other senior dignitaries.

The function will witness film luminaries being awarded for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema.

Earlier in a media briefing in August, presided over by Rahul Rawail, Chairperson, Feature Film Category;  A S Kanal, Chairperson, Non-Feature Film Category and

Utpal Borpujari, Chairperson, Best Writing on Cinema, it was announced that Gujarati film 'Hellaro' won Best Feature Film Award.

'Badhaai Ho' bagged award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Hindi movie 'Padman' declared Best Film on Social Issues, Aditya Dhar won Best Director Award for 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', Ayushman Khurana and Vicky Kaushal jointly won Best Actor Award for their performances in 'Andhadhun' and 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', Keerthy Suresh bagged Best Actress trophy for her performance in Telugu movie 'Mahanati', Marathi movie 'Paani' won the award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/ Preservation, Kannada film 'Ondalla Eradalla' gets Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and Uttarakhand declared Most Film Friendly State.

The selections for National Film Awards are made by an independent and impartial jury consisting of eminent film makers and film personalities.