Director Shoojit Sircar claimed that Vicky Kaushal deserved to win after losing the National Award for Best Actor to Allu Arjun.
Vicky Kaushal’s starring role in Shoojit Sircar’s Sardhar Udham won five honors at the just-announced 69th National Film honors. Shoojit recently discussed Vicky’s lack of the Best Actor award in a new interview with Mid-day, saying that he ‘undoubtedly deserved’ it. Allu Arjun won the Best Actor prize for his role in Pushpa: The Rise.
What Shoojit stated
During a Mid-day interview, Shoojit stated that Vicky had earned the Best Actor prize. It’s admirable how he changed into Sardar Udham. The Jallianwala Bagh segment was where we began. The opening scene showed Udham picking up [the dead] bodies and groaning under their weight and discomfort. That nightmare was being seen on the set. That determined the movie’s tone. Vicky struggled to sleep for days on end and carried that anxiety throughout the rest of the film.
Successes of Sardar Udham
Sardar Udham earned honors for Best Hindi Film at the 69th National Film honors, as well as Best Cinematography, Best Costume Designer, Best Production Design, and Best Audiography: Re-Recording (Final Mixing).
After the prizes were declared, Shoojit spoke to Hindustan Times and stated that Irrfan Khan deserves all the awards Sardar Udham has received. “The entire team shares in the honors we have received for the movie. We have decided to dedicate this award to Irrfan Khan as a team, from producer Ronnie Lahiri to actor Vicky Kaushal,” he remarked. Irrfan was originally intended to play the freedom fighter in the movie, but after the actor passed away in 2020, Vicky Kaushal was cast in his place.
For the crime thriller movie Pushpa: The Rise, Allu Arjun made history by being the first Telugu actor to receive the Best Actor National Award. The actor shared a picture of his team celebrating their victory on Instagram. “I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all of the national award winners across all categories and languages in the country. Your achievements deserve the highest praise. Moreover, I would want to convey my gratitude for the well wishes and love that have come from all around the nation. I’m both humbled and honored by it all. We are thankful for your love. He wrote, “Humbled (emoticon of folded hands).