New Delhi: The vibrant corridors of the Bollywood fraternity have resonated with celebration and achievement as actresses Kriti Sanon and Alia Bhatt clinched the coveted National Film Award for Best Actress in the feature film category. The prestigious 69th National Film Awards were unveiled during an August 24 press conference held in Delhi. Kriti’s stellar portrayal of a surrogate mother in “Mimi” and Alia’s captivating performance in “Gangubai Kathiawadi” garnered them the admiration of both critics and audiences alike. Two days after this momentous win, Kriti Sanon embarked on a spiritual sojourn to Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple, accompanied by her family.
On a tranquil Saturday morning, the charismatic Kriti Sanon bedecked in a resplendent yellow ethnic ensemble, was captured by the paparazzi as she graced Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai with her family. Her presence resonated with grace and gratitude as she sought blessings from Lord Ganesha. Accompanied by her sister, mother, and father, Kriti’s reverence was palpable. Following the spiritual offering, she generously distributed prasad to the awaiting paparazzi, a gesture that illuminated her humility. Subsequently, she took a moment to capture precious memories, striking poses with her family before gracefully departing in her car.
The glory of the National Film Award for Best Actress still resided in Kriti Sanon’s heart as she took to Instagram to articulate her emotions. “Elated, overwhelmed, grateful. Still sinking in…pinching myself…this has actually happened! The National Award for Best Actress for Mimi!” she penned. Her words echoed the incredulity of her remarkable achievement. She went on to convey her heartfelt appreciation to the jury that bestowed her performance with this illustrious accolade.
Addressing those who contributed to her journey, she expressed profound gratitude, stating, “Dinoo, I can’t thank you enough for believing in me and my potential, for standing by me always and for giving me a film I’ll treasure all my life. Laxman Sir… You always told me ‘Mimi, dekhna aapko is film ke liye National Award milega’… Mil Gaya sir! And I couldn’t have done this without you.”
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Kriti Sanon’s acknowledgments extended to her family, who had steadfastly stood by her side. “Mom, Dad, Nups…You guys are my lifeline! Thank you for always being my constant cheerleaders..!” she penned with warmth. The camaraderie and bonds of familial love formed an integral part of her triumphant journey.
In the spirit of camaraderie, Kriti extended her heartfelt felicitations to fellow awardee Alia Bhatt. “Congratulations Aliaaaa! So so well deserved! I’ve always admired your work and I’m very excited that I get to share this huge moment with you! yayyyyieee. Big Hug. Let’s celebrate,” she exclaimed, encapsulating the mutual admiration and respect that transcends the competitive landscape of the entertainment industry.