The 67th National Film Awards were presented by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday morning. While actor Rajinikanth received the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Manoj Bajpayee, Kangana Ranaut and Dhanush won acting honors. Priyadarshan’s Malayalam-era epic Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea won the award for best feature film while Chhichhore, starring the late Sushant Singh Rajput, received the award for best Hindi film. The 67th National Film Awards were announced in March 2021 but honored the best in cinema in 2019. The awards have been postponed due to the pandemic.
Film and television enthusiasts also had bad news. Actor James Michael Tyler, largely for his recurring role as Gunther in Friends, has passed away. He was 59 years old. He died at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday from prostate cancer, his manager, Toni Benson, said. Tyler was first diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018. “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh ‘Friend’), from the hit series ‘Friends,’ but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer awareness advocate. , and loving husband, ”Benson wrote in a tribute.
The Salman Khan Antim trailer was released Monday night. The film also features Salman’s brother-in-law, actor Aayush Sharma. Events saw Salman address the media.
The film Maachis also completes the 25 years of its release. Gulzar’s drama about the Punjab uprising starred Chandrachur Singh and Jimmy Sheirgill.