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National Awards 2018: Pankaj Tripathi 'delighted' to receive Special Mention Award for Newton

Newton actor Pankaj Tripathi had no idea he was even in National Film Awards 2018 running

Amit Masurkar's political satire Newton starring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi and Anjali Patil, which was lauded at various film festivals, bagged the Best Film (Hindi) Award at the 65th National Awards.

Pankaj Tripathi is absolutely delighted for receiving Special Mention Award at the 65th National Awards. The film got eight nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film (Critics), Best Actor (Critics) for Rao, Best Supporting Actor for Tripathi while winning Best Film and Filmfare Award for Best Story.

Sridevi, whose filmography spanned across 50 years and in 300 films in languages such as Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, was recognised for her role of an angry mother seeking justice for her daughter in rape revenge drama, "Mom". The awards jury was headed by Shekhar Kapur, who directed her in one of her most famous roles "Mr India". Apart from being considered the ultimate recognition for films, the awards also hold the distinction of recognising merit across the country and especially in regional cinema. The renowned film-maker has bagged the title of the Best Director for his film Bhayanakam.

"I just heard about it". It is my first national award even though everyone thought I had already won a national award.

The National Film Awards would be presented by President of India on 3 May. Ganesh Acharya has won the award for Best Choreography for the song Goli Tu Lath maar in Toilet Ek Prem Katha. "She deserves it. I am really happy, it's a great news for me because it was our film. Today, it has finally come true", Dutta told PTI.

Actors Fahadh Faasil, Indrans, Parvathy, Suraj Venjarammoodu are competing with their best onscreen performances. Marathi Movie "Dhappa" was awarded the Nargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration. The film was also recognised for original screenplay, while the best dialogues went to Odiya film "Hello Arsi".

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