National Film Award Ceremony 2017, held in New Delhi, today, was dominated by Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor.
While Akshay got the highest award in the category of Best Actor for his movie Rustom. Sonam Kapoor got a Special Mention Jury Award for her film Neerja.
Neerja, released in 2016 was based on the true life story of the courageous Airhostess Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her own life, while saving the lives of passengers, from hijackers.
The movie had received lots of critical acclaim and viewers love on box office. Today, the movie was adjudged the Best Hindi Film and the director Atul Kasbekar collected the award.
The President of India’s gracious presence on stage, found a worthy companion in Information and Broadcasting Minister, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu and ever charming Minister of State, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore.
However, the real showstopper was of course Sonam Kapoor. She looked ravishing in the light green colored, heavily embroidered saree. Lovely choker, huge chandelier earrings and a gajra in her bun, made her look more beautiful than ever before.
She beamed 100 watt smile on and off stage. And, just before the ceremony, she recalled the moment in 2008, when she had went on stage to receive National Film Award from the President, as a representative for her father’s movie ‘Gandhi My Father’. She said that Anil Kapoor had missed the occasion that time.
But today, Anil Kapoor was proudly present, to cheer her daughter loudly, as she collected her award. Her mother Sunita Kapoor and her rumored boyfriend Anand Ahuja, were also present in the award ceremony. While, Sonam was in front row with Akshay and other recipients, her parents and boyfriend sat a little behind and basked in the glory.
Way to go Sonam!