New Delhi: Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Akshay Kumar bagged Dadasaheb Phalke Awards for ‘Best Actor’ in the prestigious award ceremony held on Saturday. The star-studded evening that was held following a prolonged span of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic honoured the talented artists for their exceptional contribution to the Indian cinema.
In which Kiara Advani won the ‘Critic’s Very best Actress’ award to Sushmita Sen who won ‘Best Actress-World wide web Series’, Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone and Akshay Kumar bagged the ‘Best Actor’ award for their acclaimed performances in notable videos ‘Chhapaak’ and ‘Laxmii’.
The official Instagram account of Dadasaheb Phalke Global Movie Festival announced the information. For the ‘Padmaavat’ star, they wrote, “Celebrating the commitment you have proven on the way to this achievement. Congratulations to @deepikapadukone for winning the “Very best Actress” award at Dadasaheb Phalke Global Movie Festival Awards 2021. Staff DPIFF wishes you the most effective for your potential endeavors!!”
Deepika who played the protagonist in the movie also marked her debut as a producer with this movie. Helmed by director Meghna Gulzar, the movie is primarily based on the true-existence acid assault survivor Laxmi, who at the age of 15, was attacked allegedly by a spurned lover in 2005. Laxmi had to undergo quite a few surgeries. Later on, she took up the task of assisting acid assault survivors and promoted campaigns to cease this kind of attacks. Laxmi is a effectively-identified advocate of stricter punishments in acid assault instances.
Meanwhile, for Akshay Kumar, the official Instagram account of Dadasaheb Phalke Global Movie Festival wrote, “Celebrating the commitment you have proven on the way to this achievement. Congratulations to @akshaykumar for winning the “Very best Actor” award at Dadasaheb Phalke Global Movie Festival Awards 2021. Staff DPIFF wishes you the most effective for your potential endeavors!!”
‘Laxmii’ is the remake of the Tamil movie ‘Kanchana’, and has been directed by Raghava Lawrence. It starred Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in the pivotal roles. The horror-comedy with a message for the need to have for equal rights for the third gender was premiered on November 9, 2020 on DisneyPlus Hotstar.