The 69th National Film Awards ceremony, held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on October 17, was a star-studded affair where some of the most talented and celebrated figures of Indian cinema were honored for their remarkable contributions to the world of film. The event, graced by luminaries like Allu Arjun, Kriti Sanon, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, and Karan Johar, witnessed an evening filled with camaraderie, talent, and unforgettable moments.
President Murmu presented the awards, and shortly after the ceremony, a heartwarming exchange of greetings took place among the celebrities. The spirit of celebration and respect for one another was palpable throughout the event.
One of the highlights of the evening was when Allu Arjun and Kriti Sanon, two exceptionally talented actors, struck the iconic “Pushpa” pose for a selfie. This moment quickly went viral, capturing the enthusiasm and charm of the stars.
Another heartening moment was captured on video when the duo warmly greeted the star couple, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, after the ceremony. The exchange of smiles and camaraderie among these celebrated actors added an extra layer of warmth to the event.
Kriti Sanon and Alia Bhatt, both honored with National Awards for Best Actress, also posed for a picture with veteran actor Waheeda Rehman and Pallavi Joshi, demonstrating the camaraderie and unity in the film industry.
At the awards event, director SS Rajamouli’s epic film ‘RRR’ received multiple National Awards, showcasing the creative brilliance of the Indian film industry. Actor Pankaj Tripathi was recognized as the Best Supporting Actor, while actor-director Rakshit Shetty’s ‘777 Charlie’ won the prestigious Best Feature Film in Kannada.
Before the ceremony, Allu Arjun expressed his joy, saying, “I am extremely happy that I am receiving this award. It’s a double achievement for me to receive it for a commercial film.” His words reflected the significance of recognition for commercial cinema and his pride in the achievement.
On the red carpet of the National Film Awards, Kriti Sanon shared her excitement, stating, “To win a National Award within the first decade of your career is a very big thing. I am really fortunate and blessed that I got an opportunity like ‘Mimi.’ Sometimes you do not get to play such a layered character easily. I am really blessed and fortunate that my director and producer felt that I could do it. Just feeling very elated today.”
Following the ceremony, celebrities continued to create an unforgettable experience for their numerous fans by taking photos together, many of which have already gone viral on social media. These moments served as a testament to the unity and celebration of talent within the Indian film industry.