Ajay Devgn Reacts On Winning 3rd National Award For Tanhaji

Ajay Devgn wins Best Actor title at the 68th National Film Awards for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior

Ajay Devgn won the Best Actor Award at the 68th National Film Awards. This marks Ajay’s third National Award. The actor won this title for his praiseworthy acting in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. The historical film traces the life of Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare, which was essayed by Ajay Devgn.

Earlier, the actor won the prestigious National Award for The Legend Of Bhagat Singh and Zakhm. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has bagged three awards at the 68th National Film Awards. Aside from Best Actor the film also won the Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and Best Costume. The film was released in January 2020 and made a massive impact at the box office crossing the 300 crores mark.

The Runway 34 actor played the commendable role of Tanaji Malusare in Tanhaji. The movie is directed by Om Raut and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Ajay Devgn under the banners of T-Series Films and Ajay Devgn FFilms. Besides Ajay Devgn, the action historical film stars Kajol as Savitribai Malsure, Saif Ali Khan as Udaybhan Singh, and Sharad Kelkar as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Ajay Devgn commented on his remarkable win, “I’m elated to win the Best Actor Award for Tanhaji—The Unsung Warrior at the 68th National Awards along with Suriya who won for Soorarai Pottru. I thank everyone, most of all my creative team, the audience and my fans. I also express my gratitude to my parents & the Almighty for their blessings. Congratulations to all the other winners.”

The actor also mentioned that he doesn’t work consciously for awards. He said: “Awards & box office success don’t necessarily add pressure or a greater sense of responsibility at this stage of my career. I’ve completed 30 years in Indian cinema. Surely that must stand for something. After a point, responsibility is there through and through. Cinema is my lifeline.”

The actors’ wife Kajol who played the reel wife of Ajay Devgn in the film shared a still from the making. She took to her Instagram to express gratitude and wrote: “Team Tanhaji wins 3 national awards. So happy and proud ! Best Actor @ajaydevgn Best Popular film providing Wholesome Entertainment @omraut Best Costume @nachiketbarve #TanhajiTheUnsungWarrior”.

The prestigious awards were announced on 22nd July 2022 in Delhi. The annual National Film Awards were presented by the Directorate of Film Festivals to honor the best films of 2020 in Indian cinema. The 10-member jury, led by filmmaker Vipul Shah, submitted its report to I&B Minister Anurag Thakur.

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