This is what Deepika Padukone had to say about 'Piku', 'Bajirao Mastani' winning National Awards - Firstpost
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This is what Deepika Padukone had to say about 'Piku', 'Bajirao Mastani' winning National Awards


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Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone is "overwhelmed" that both of her films Piku and Bajirao Mastani have won many National Awards.

The 30-year-old actress, who is currently shooting her debut Hollywood project xXx: The Return of Xander Cage in Canada, took to Twitter to express her excitement.

In Piku, Deepika played an independent but short-tempered daughter of hypochondriac father Amitabh Bachchan, who won his career's fourth best actor national award for the road drama.

Piku, meanwhile, also won for the best original screenplay and dialogues. Writer Juhi Chaturvedi shared the award with Himanshu Sharma, who won it for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

The Tamasha star essayed the titular role of Mastaani, second wife of the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama Bajirao Mastani.

Expressing gratitude to both the directors, Deepika said:

Bajirao Mastani, a big winner at the 63rd National Awards, won awards in six categories, including best director for Bhansali and best supporting actress for Tanvi Azmi.

PTI

First Published On : Apr 1, 2016 15:50 IST

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