National Awards

Starry affair

Print edition : April 29, 2016

A still from "Baahubali", which won the award for Best Feature Film.

Salman Khan during the shooting of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".

Amitabh Bachchan, Best Actor award winner, with Deepika Padukone in "Piku". Photo: Jignesh Panchal

Kangana Ranaut (left), Best Actress, in "Tanu Weds Manu Returns".

A scene from Shyam Benegal's "Nishant" (1975). Photo: NFAI, Pune

Regional and alternative cinema get short shrift at the National Awards, with the jury deciding to celebrate mass entertainers and fete only those films that ask no uneasy questions.

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