Annu Kapoor receives National Award from President Pranab Mukherjee of India

By Faisal Saif

Pranab Mukherjee, Kapil Sibal and Annu Kapoor
President Pranab Mukherjee (left), Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal and Annu Kapoor

Annu Kapoor with Rajat Kamal National Award for Best Supporting Actor for Vicky DonorMumbai, May 4, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Actor Annu Kapoor collected his National Award on 3rd May in New Delhi. The prestigious 60th National Awards were handed out by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Kapoor received the Rajat Kamal award for Best Supporting Actor. This is Kapoor’s fifth award of the year for Vicky Donor.

He was earlier awarded Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, Screen Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role and Apsara Star Guild Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Apsara Star Guild Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for the same film this year.

An elated Annu Kapoor said, “I feel humbled and express my gratitude for the National Award, which I dedicate to my mother, late Shrimati Kamal Kapoor. I would like to thank Shoojit Sircar who made this film, to all those who worked with me in it specially Dolly Ahluwalia, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhavesh Pandya who played my compounder, Juhi Chaturvedi who wrote this beautiful script, to cinematographer Kamaljeet Negi, to my wife Pami Kapoor and to all my audience who loved me so much. This is the moment to thank everyone.”

Annu Kapoor is currently shooting for the film Muavzaa near Delhi and will soon be seen ticking everyone’s funny bones again in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 alongside Dharmendra, Bobby Deol and Sunny Deol this summer.

I&B Minister Manish Tiwari, President Pranab Mukherjee, Kapil Sibal and Annu Kapoor
I&B Minister Manish Tiwari (left), President Pranab Mukherjee, Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal and Annu Kapoor

Faisal SaifFaisal Saif is co-editor of Global Movie Magazine and sub-editor of Youth Eye Magazine. A passionate Bollywood Feature News Writer and film critic, Saif is a regular contributor to Santabanta, Page 3 Bollywood, Orissa Diary, PardaPhash, NewsWala, The News Tribe, Bolega India and many more online and print journals. Saif lives in Mumbai and can be reached at thatfaisalsaif at gmail.