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National awards are credible, important to us, says Arjun Kapoor

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016,11:46 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Arjun Kapoor is yet to get a National Award, but the actor says winning the honour is always on the bucket list of any artist from the film industry as they are the most credible ones.

The 30-year-old actor, who was in the capital today to promote his film Ki & Ka, said getting honoured by the government is always special and the industry cherishes it more than anything.

We film industry really value the honours given by our country and government. Every Indian works towards getting recognized by the government. I remember my father Boney Kapoor winning a National Award for Pukar and my chachu winning the National award, they were genuinely emotional.

These awards tell us if we are heading in the right direction. National awards are credible, they are even more important to us. Getting recognized by the government of our country is always special, Arjun said.

The winners of 63rd National Film Awards were announced today. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan won best actor for Piku, Kangana Ranaut received the best actress honour, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali was announced the best feature film and Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the best director honour for Bajirao Mastani.