New Delhi, Sep 15 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was Wednesday declared the Best Actor at the 57th National Film Awards for his performance in “Paa”, says the honour is very important for his production house AB Corp Ltd.
“I thank the government of India and the National Awards committee for this great honour. ‘Paa’ has bagged four National Awards, including best Hindi film, best supporting actress by Arundhati Naag and best make-up by Mr. Chrisiten Tinsley and Ms. Dominie Till and I congratulate all of them for winning this prestigious award,” said Amitabh, 67, in a press statement.
Amitabh played a progeria patient in “Paa” and it was his home production. The film, made under AB Corp banner, was made at a budget of Rs.15 crore and Abhishek was in charge of the project.
“I especially thank R. Balki – a gifted director whose exceptional vision and passion has created this wonderful film, Abhishek, who took complete charge of the project as the producer and Natasha and Dakshina for their valuable assistance on the make-up.
“Also a big thanks to Reliance (Reliance Big Pictures co-produced the film) for joining hands with us! This is an important success for AB Corp Ltd and the entire cast and crew who have helped make such a brilliant movie,” said Amitabh.