The prestigious 65th National Film Awards were announced by the jury members headed by director Shekhar Kapur at the PIB conference room in Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
The jury members consisted of screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey.
The main award ceremony will be held on May 3rd 2018 and the awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Some of the highlights are Late veteran actress Sridevi was announced the National Award for Best Actor(female) for her phenomenal performance in the drama film “Mom”.
The Dada Saheb Phalke Award is given to late Vinod Khanna. The first Indian underwater film “The Ghazi Attack” bags the National Award for Best Film (Telugu). To everyone’s surprise Nineteen year old Bengali actor Riddhi Sen honoured with the National Award for his role as a transgender in Kaushik Ganguly's “Nagar Kirtan”.