Prakash Raj has won the V Shantaram award for the Best Actor for the film “Kanchivaram” directed by Priyadarshan. He also won the National Award for this film. Rani Mukherji won awards for best actress for “Dil Bole Haddipa”
The awards were presented in the presence of yesteryears actress Sandhya who made a public appearance after several years to commemorate the 50th year of her musical hit “Navrang” which was produced and directed by late V Shantaram.
“Kanchivaram” depicting the story of a silk weaver received the best film Gold award and Priyadarshan bagged the Best director Gold prize for the same movie.
. Marathi film “Gabhricha Paus” and its director Satish Manwar bagged the Silver award for Best film and director. Saif Ali Khan’s debut production ‘Love Aaj kal’ received the Bronze award for best film and director.