With Bollywood's real titles commanding the current year's National grants, champs Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and "Baahubali" makers said the honor came as a tremendous acknowledgment and consolation.
Ranaut, who turned 29 a week ago, said her best on-screen character win for "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", is an extraordinary birthday present.
"It is the best birthday present I could have. I am excited and feel honored particularly since Mr Bachchan is the best performer with me," Ranaut said in an announcement.
Bhansali committed his honor for "Bajirao Mastani" to his mom, saying she generally needed him to win a National recompense.
"This is my first national recompense as an executive it is truly extremely extraordinary to me. My mom dependably begged that I ought to get one and here I get it. Her requests to God are replied," Bhansali told PTI.
"Baahubali", a multilingual show, was proclaimed the best component film by a 11-part jury, headed by Ramesh Sippy.
Its on-screen characters Prabhas and Rana Daggubati and maker Shobu Yarlagadda, said the National honor win reconfirmed their confidence in the film.
"It is overpowering that "Baahubali" has been perceived as the best film at the National Awards. Assuming the part of Baahubali was a standout amongst the most exceptional things of my vocation. I'm exceptionally grateful to Rajamouli sir to have the confidence in me to have an imperative impact of the film," Prabhas said.
Daggubati, who played the foe in the dramatization, said making "Baahubali", asserted to be the most costly Indian motion picture, was a gigantic danger that paid off.
"I am excited. We went out on a limb and endeavored something else with 'Baahubali'. The movies results demonstrated the adoration for gathering of people for our film. Presently with this grant we feel respected. We are grateful to the jury," Daggubati said.
"It's an affirmation of the whole groups diligent work and responsibility over most recent couple of years. We are additionally pleased to have won the National Award for Best VFX!," maker Yarlagadda said.
Salman Khan-delivered and starrer "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" was named the best famous film giving wholesome amusement.
Executive Kabir Khan said, "We are truly glad that 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' got the National Award for Best Popular Film."
"Salman Khan Films is charmed to win the national recompense and get this acknowledgment from the Government of India for our film, 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'. This is our first film under the pennant, and its an enormous consolation for us and for the vision that we have for SKF," said Amar Butala, co-maker/COO, Salman Khan Films.
"We needed to make a genuine film and never thought it would win such a large number of recompenses and get such acknowledgment. I am loaded with appreciation however more than that it is critical for me to watch my lowliness."
On-screen character Kareena Kapoor Khan, who played Salman's affection enthusiasm for the cross-fringe dramatization, said, "'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' is the best film of our times. It talked a considerable measure about humankind, affection, backing and trustworthiness. Along these lines, I am truly pleased with the film. Obviously awesome going for Kabir Khan and Salman who really trusted in the script and made this film happen."
Chief maker Vishal Bhardwaj, who won the best adjusted screenplay honor this year for wrongdoing dramatization "Talvar", said, it will give him a help.
"This is my seventh grant. I am extremely upbeat this time as it's a for a film like 'Talvar', whose story should have been told. This is my second film alone as an author so it gives me certainty, a help to compose.
"At first, when my maker let me know about the grant I couldn't trust it. I needed to hear and see it myself. The salutary messages made me feel it's valid. At night I will party with my group," Bhardwaj told PTI.
Chief Shoojit Sircar said he was "happy" to see his film "Piku" win two grants — best on-screen character for Bachchan and best unique screenplay and dialog to Juhi Chaturvedi, who imparted it to Himanshu Sharma of "Tanu Weds Manu Returns'".
"I am elated and grateful. For me, the greatest triumph was when ladies used to say they identify with Deepika Padukone and Mr Amitabh Bachchan's part in the film. The National grant is a colossal thing as it's my first. The inclination is yet to soak in.
When I achieve home I will squeeze myself and shout. It's a minute of festivity," Juhi told PTI.
With his generation wander "Visaranai" stowing three National Awards including best Tamil film, Tamil film star Dhanush today said the delight was "triple."
"Three grants for "Visaranai" mean triple the delight and I am compelled by a solemn obligation to thank (the film's) chief Vetrimaran," he said in an announcement here.