President Droupadi Murmu will present the 68th National Film Awards in New Delhi today evening. Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2020 will be given to legendary actress Asha Parekh for her exemplary lifetime contribution to Indian Cinema.
The best Feature Film award will be given to Tamil film Soorarai Pottru. Hindi film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ will get Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
Ajay Devgan and Suriya will get Best Actor award for films Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Soorarai Pottru. Aparna Balamurali will get Best Actress Award for Soorarai Pottru. Sachidanandan KR will get Best Director Award for Malayalam Film AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Marathi Film Sumi will get an award for Best Children's Film. Manoj Muntashir will get an award for Best Lyrics in Hindi Film Saina.
Rahul Deshpande will get award for Best Male Playback Singer for Marathi Film Mi Vasantrao and Nanchamma will get award for Best Female Playback Singer for Malayalam Film AK Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Kannada film Taledanda will get award for Best Film on Environment Conservation and Preservation. Supratim Bhol will get Best Cinematography award for Bengali film Avijatrik.