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Alia Bhatt Wins Best Actress @The 69th National Film Awards; Shares A Gratitude Note

On August 24th, both Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon were honored with the Best Actress National Award for their roles in "Gangubai Kathiawadi" and "Mimi," respectively. Alia expressed her emotions through a heartfelt message on her social media platform.

Alia Bhatt Wins Best Actress @The 69th National Film Awards; Shares A Gratitude Note

The year couldn’t get any better for Alia.The actress has yet again proved her mettle! Alia has won the ‘Best Actress’ award for Gangubai Kathiawadi at the 69th National Film Awards held on August 24 at the National Media Center in New Delhi. 

Actress Kriti Sanon shared the ‘Best Actress’ award with Alia for her film ‘Mimi.’ 

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, directed by Sanjay Leela Bansali’ bagged five awards at the National Film Awards. 

After winning the award Alia took to Instagram and shared a thankyou note. 

“To Sanjay Sir..To the entire crew.. To my family.. To my team & last but most definitely not the least To my audience.. This national award is yours .. because without you ALL none of this would be possible.. seriously (sic)!!!”

Alia added, “I am SO grateful.. I do not take moments like these lightly.. I hope to continue to entertain for as long as I can.. Love and light.. Gangu (also known as alia) P.S - Kriti .. I remember messaging you the day I saw Mimi .. it was such an honest and powerful performance.. I cried and cried.. so so well deserved.. shine on you starâ€æ the world is your oyster @kritisanon (sic).”

Mahesh Bhatt is immensely proud of his daughter’s prestigious win at the National Awards. Speaking about her fabulous performance in the film, Mahesh Bhatt said, “Alia's achievements are her own. The gravitas with which she managed to play Gangubai shows her determination. Credit also goes to the director who managed to pull off such a great movie. The soil was there. The narrative was there. The award is always given to the cumulative impact that the actor has in that particular role that has a larger message. Like in Gangubai, how a victim turns her personal tragedy into her strength and becomes a beacon of hope for other women around her. That is life-affirming.”

Alia Bhatt’s bold performance in the biopic was greatly praised by critics. Alia went deep into Gangubai’s character and played it effortlessly even though she took up this offbeat role for the first time. Some said that playing Gangu was one of her all time best performances in her long filmography. Many critics praised the film’s background score, camera work and dialogues. The movie made a massive impact at the box office. 

Mr Bhatt revealed that his daughter is in the UK. She shared the good news about her win in a family chat group. 

Alia was last seen in the film Heart of Stone featuring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan and Rocky and Rani Ki Prem Kahani featuring Ranveer Singh.