Mumbai:Viacom18 Studios, the motion pictures arm of Viacom18, won big at the 66th National Film Awards for its films Andhadhun and Padmaavat.
The 66th National Film Awards recognises the best in Indian cinema and the announcement was made in the national capital this evening. While Andhadhun was adjudged as the Best Hindi Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, Padmaavat won laurels for Best Choreography, Best Music Director and Best Male Playback Singer. Actor Ayushmann Khurrana was declared the Best Actor for Andhadhun.
Speaking on the success of the films, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 studios said, “After Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Mary Kom & Queen, Andhadhun wins the National award in the best film category. I feel deeply honoured and humbled that we are doing something consistently right with our films. Padmaavat winning gives me a great sense of fulfilment given the tough journey we all had. My compliments to Sriram Raghavan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the stellar cast of both the films & teams that made this possible.”
Viacom18 has been a pioneer in producing award winning films such as Bhaag Milka Bhaag, Mary Kom and Queen to name a few. The studio has carved its place in the industry at the pinnacle of entertaining and meaningful cinema.