Speaking of winners, while usually, they're announced in April each year, this year the same was delayed due to the Lok Sabha polls. "I am so happy", she told Hindustan Times in an interview.
The josh was high for the biggest victor of the day, "Uri", which won awards for best direction, best audiography, and best music direction. Ayushmann had his own reasons to celebrate as two of his films, AndhaDhun and Badhaai Ho, were honoured when the jury head Rahul Rawail made the announcement of this year's winners.
Akshay Kumar-starrer "Padman" was named best film on social issues. The film won awards for Best Music Director, Best Choreography for the song Ghoomar and Best Male Playback Singer for Arijit Singh (Binte Dil). Surekha Sikri bagged the best supporting actress for her role of a cantankerous matriarch in Badhaai Ho.
Arjedha, Sudani from Nigeria, Bulbul Can Sing, Mahanati, Hamid, Bhonga and Turtle picked up awards for best feature film in the Punjabi, Malayalam, Assamese, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi and Rajasthani languages.
Bhansali said it was a big moment for him as music has always been a huge part of his creative endeavours and something that kept him sane during the many controversies that "Padmaavat" faced. Lyricist Swanand Kirkire was named Best Supporting Actor for the Marathi film Chumbak. The movie is adjudged The Best Film in Telugu.
In spite of being a newbie in the film industry, Vicky Kaushal has managed to win millions of hearts right from his debut film "Masaan" to delivering some phenomenal performances in "Raazi", "Sanju" and "Manmarziyaan".
The last time the best actress award came to Tollywood was in 1990 when Vijayashanti got it for Karthavyam, directed by Mr A. Mohan Gandhi. Sarkari Area Prathamika Shaale Kasaragod won the Best Children's film award.