Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday congratulated Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on winning the National Film Award. Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut was named best actress for her roles in Manikarnika and Panga at the announcement of the 67th National Film Awards.
Calling her performance 'stellar', Goyal said that Kangana 'rejuvenated' the valour of Rani Lakshmibai in Manikarnika. He also added that Ranaut 'showcased how a railway employee can rediscover themselves in life' for her role in Panga.
Prasoon Joshi, who wrote Manikarnika's dialogues also took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Kangana.
I’d like to congratulate team #Manikarnika. It’s a labour of dedication and love. I’m really pleased for the team and specially for Kangana who really put her heart and soul into the portrayal of Manikarnika . @KanganaTeam #NationalFilmAwards2019March 22, 2021
Congratulations to the talented @KanganaTeam on winning the #NationalFilmAwards2019.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 22, 2021
She rejuvenated the valour of Rani Lakshmibai in her stellar performance in Manikarnika & showcased how a railway employee or anyone can rediscover themselves in life in Panga. pic.twitter.com/UmAWx0Xxu7
Kangana in a heartfelt video expressed her gratitude to have won the National Award. She thanked the team, including KV Vijayendra Prasad, Prasoon Joshi, music directors Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy; producer Kamal Jain; co-stars Ankita Lokhande and others. "Everybody, thank you very much, ki aap logon ne iss film ko safal banaya. Please share this award with me," she said.
For Panga, Kangana thanked her director, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, and the makers. She concluded by thanking the National Awards jury, her fans, family members and her personal staff.
Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel also took to her Instagram handle to share the news. She wrote, "Can you believe this?? 4th National Award for Manikarnika and Panga both… Best actress ever my dearest sis!!! Best birthday gift ever to my sister. Undisputed Queen."
Kangana celebrates her birthday on March 23. Kangana has earlier won National Film Awards for:
The National Film Awards ceremony was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the winners were announced in a press conference at the National Media Centre, New Delhi, on Monday.
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