Vinod Khanna conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award posthumously

Nat Awards: Vinod Khanna, Sridevi recognised posthumously, 'Village Rockstars” best film

Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna was chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke award posthumously, the highest award in the country in the field of cinema, while Bollywood diva Sridevi bagged Best Actress Award posthumously at the 65th National Film Award on Friday.

Vinod Khanna died in Mumbai on April 27 a year ago after prolonged illness. Bollywood icon Sridevi, who died in Dubai in February this year, won the National Film Award for Best Actress for revenge drama MOM while Vinod Khanna was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award nearly a year after he passed away.

SS Rajmouli's "Baahubali-The Conclusion" was named for the best popular film providing wholesome entertainment award which carries a Swarna Kamal and Rs.1.25 lakh each to be conferred to the director and the producer of the film. It also won the best cinematography award. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Apart from Chandni, Vinod Khanna and Sridevi have also shared screen space in films like Pathar Ke Insan and Farishtay. Riddhi Sen was recognised as the best actor for Kaushik Ganguly's Nagarkirtan, which was also bagged awards in multiple categories, such as the best costume, makeup and special jury.

Jayraj was named the best director and the best adapted screenplay writer for his Malayalam film Bhayanakam. Vinod Khanna's funeral took place in Malabar Hills in Mumbai and was attended by his co-stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and other celebrities from the film fraternity.

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Fahad Fazil won the best supporting actor for the Malayalam film "Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum". Best Film on Environment Conservation is Irada and Best Film on Social Issues is Aalorukkam.

Ganesh Acharya won the choreography award for the Hindi film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha".

M Mansoor, while the best female singer went to Shashaa Tirupati for the song Vaan for Kaatru Veliyidai.

South Indian film actress Parvathy won the "special mention award" for her role in Malayalam film "Take Off".

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