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President Mukherjee to confer 62nd National Film Awards today

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 4, 2015, 12:33 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 7:21 am IST
Photo: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting/ Twitter
 Photo: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting/ Twitter

Mumbai: President Pranab Mukherjee will confer the 62nd National Film Awards here on Sunday.

The president will also be giving a Dada Saheb Phalke award. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore will also be present on the occasion.

Read: Shashi Kapoor to receive the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award

This year's best feature film award will be given to the Marathi film, 'Court' directed by Chaitanya Tamhane. 'Mary Kom' will be awarded with the award for the best popular film directed by Omung Kumar. Srijit Mukherji will be awarded for the best director for his Bengali film 'Chotushkone'.

The award for best actor will be given to Sanchari Vijay for the Kannada film 'Nanu Avanalla Avalu' and the award for best actress will be given to Kangana Ranaut for the Hindi film 'Queen'.

Read: I don't like attending commercial award, but National Awards are different, says Kangana Ranaut

The National Film Awards are held annually on May 3, honouring the first feature film, Raja Harishchandra which was released on May 3 1913.

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