The 68th National Film Awards 2022 were announced on Friday and the Best Actor Award was bagged by south superstar Suriya and Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn for their films Soorarai Pottru and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior respectively.
As soon as the news broke out, fans and well wishers of the actors congratulated them on social media. Appreciation and best wishes started pouring from within the film fraternity as well.
Feeling ecstatic at their big win, both Ajay and Suriya expressed gratitude to their fans, family members, friends and mentors for their love and support.
Suriya, who turned 47 today, took to Twitter and wrote a heartfelt message for his fans and lovers. “Vanakkam, My heartfelt thanks for all the love and good wishes that has reached us and enriched our lives so far. We are ecstatic with the five National Awards for ‘Soorarai Pottru’. The overwhelming reception for our film, which was released directly on OTT during a pandemic, has made our eyes well up in joy,” Suriya wrote.
“My special thanks to my Jyotika, who insisted I should produce and act in ‘Soorarai Pottru’. My love and ‘Thank You’ to all those who have encouraged my efforts so far and to my amma and appa, Karthi and Brinda, who have supported me always. I dedicate this award to my kids Diya and Dev and to my loving family," he added.
Similarly, Ajay Devgn too expressed happiness at winning the National Award for Best Actor. In an interview, he said- “I thank all of you for your best wishes. I have the highest regard for the National Awards. And, I’m humbled and happy to receive my third mention as Best Actor. My congratulations to Suriya and all the other winners of the various categories.”
“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 & through. Cinema is my lifeline," concluded the Golmaal (2006) actor.
Disha Patani kickstarts shooting for Suriya 42 in Goa; posts a picture to share the news
Actor Suriya is in awe of Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’; says the filmmaker made a collective dream come true
‘Suriya 42’ motion poster dropped; Director Siva has a periodic action in 3D awaiting the audience
25 years of South superstar Suriya in the film industry; actor pens a heartfelt note, says ‘Dream and Believe’
Unfortunate for Surya, as his hit ‘Jai Bhim’ lands in Legal trouble; a Case filed under the Copyright Act
Suriya’s upcoming film Suriya42 goes on floors today; actor shares picture with the team
In a stunning green gown, Pooja Hegde embraces her inner diva
Madhuri Dixit in a green lehenga set by Label Anushree is a reminder for all of us to get one this Navratri
Indian Ambassador for Swarovski, Ananya Panday has her fashion game on point as she wears a black jacket with matching trousers
Janhvi Kapoor is unbeatable when it comes to desi outfits, actress steps out in a green Mulmul kurta set
Fans drop fire emoji as Rashmika Mandanna posts pictures looking absolutely mesmerizing in a golden lehenga on her Instagram
Janhvi Kapoor is in a festive mood and was seen wearing traditional white clothing on the first day of Navratri
Prabhas shares the First Glimpse Poster of Adipurush; looks absolutely powerful with a bow and arrow
Drishyam 2 Recall Teaser: Vijay Salgaonkar’s secret stays buried or will it come back to haunt him? Check out!
Fans go crazy as the video of Salman Khan shaking a leg with Rashmika Mandanna on her hit song Saami Saami goes viral
Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh win Best Episode in Koffee With Karan 7
Hosts Sunny Leone and Arjun Bijlani start shooting for Splitsvilla X4 in Goa
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 Promo: Rashmika Mandanna dances with contestants as she arrives to promote her film Goodbye
MasterChef India: Producers release a promo featuring Ranveer Brar and reveal audition dates for the upcoming season; Take a Look
Tejasswi Prakash dances to Yohani’s Manike with her boyfriend; Karan Kundrra jokes that she bullied him to do a photoshoot with her
For the Indian adaptation of the Russo Brothers' Citadel, Samantha Ruth Prabhu learns Hindi accent
Releases of the South Korean musical Crash Landing On You, starring Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin
First reviews of Werewolf by Night: The black-and-white horror special from Marvel has been praised as ‘easily MCU's best’
Anil Kapoor completes filming for Indian remake of 'The Night Manager'