Bengali film Antaheen by director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury was chosen as the best film while Tamil filmmaker Bala won the honour of best director for his film Naan Kadavul at the 56th National Film Awards announced in New Delhi on Saturday.
Antaheen, starring Sharmila Tagore, Rahul Bose, Aparna Sen and Radhika Apte, is a relationship drama. The award for best actor went to Upendra Limaye for Marathi film Jogwa, which also fetched the trophy for the best film on social issues. Hindi film Oye Lucky Oye by Dibakar Banerjee was adjudged as the best popular film.
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra bagged the best actress award for her role of a aspiring model in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion which also bagged the best supporting actress award for Kangana Ranaut who played the role of a troubled model.
Actor Arjun Rampal won the award for best supporting actor for his role of a failed rocker in Rock On. Shreya Ghoshal won the best female playback award for Antaheen and Jogwa, which also brought the best male playback singer award to Hariharan.
Kannada film Gubbachigalu was adjudged the best children's film. The award for best special effects went to Mumbai Meri Jaan.
Malayalam film Bioscope won the best jury award while the trophy for best music direction went to Shams Patel for Hindi film Thanks Maa.
Image: Priyanka Chopra