This award was last conferred to Amitbh Bachchan in 2018. There have been no nominations for this award for the past three years. Rajinikanth was present at the ceremony wife Latha, daughter Soundarya and son-in-law Dhanush (who shared the best acting honours for Asuran, along with Manoj Bajapayee for Bhonsle)
Apart from Best Actor, Asuran also won in the Best Tamil Film category. From south, Vijay Sethupathi won Best Supporting Actor for the movie Super Deluxe. In addition, Kanagana Ranaut won Best Actress for Manikarnika and Panga. Viswasam won an award for best Music direction for which D Imman should be credited.
After receiving the award, Rajinikanth said a few words, “I dedicate this award to my guru and mentor K Balachander sir, and I remember him with gratitude. I also dedicate this to my brother Thiru Sathyanarayana Rao Gaikwad, who was a father figure to me, and raised me with great values instilling spirituality in me,” he remarked. The actor also remembered his close friend, bus driver Raj Bahadur in his speech.
Yesterday, Rajinikanth released a statement on his twitter about this award. He also shared a word about his daughter’s newest app, Hoote.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) October 24, 2021
Aishwarya Dhanush, daughter of Rajinikanth, shared this proud moment on her Instagram, as both her father and her Husband won awards. “They are mine … and this is history 💜💜#prouddaughter❤️ #proudwife” she had written in the caption.
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