Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, who won his third National Award on Friday expressed his gratitude towards the film’s creative team and also his parents. 

In a statement, the actor said, “I’m elated to win the Best Actor Award for Tanhaji—The Unsung Warrior at the 68th National Awards along with Suriya who won for Soorarai  Pottru.”

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“I thank everyone, most of all my creative team, the audience and my fans. I also express my gratitude to my parents & the Almighty for their blessings. Congratulations to all the other winners,” the actor added.

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On Friday, Tamil film “Soorarai Pottru” won the National Award for Best Feature, Best Actor and Best Actress at the 68th National Film Awards.

The second big winner of the day was Ajay Devgn starrer “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior” which bagged the awards for Best Actor for Devgn and Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

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Devgn shared the Best Actor award with Suriya, who got it for “Soorarai Pottru”. The film, inspired by the life of Air Deccan founder Capt GR Gopinath, also won Aparrna Balamurali the Best Actress prize.

The late Malayalam filmmaker Sachidanandan KR was posthumously named Best Director for “AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum”.

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The 10-member jury was headed by Hindi filmmaker Vipul Shah. The awards were announced by jury member Dharam Gulati.