The winners of the 67th National Film Awards are announced in New Delhi today (March 22). The ceremony was scheduled to take place in May 2020 but got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Manoj Bajpayee, who played the titular role in Bhosle (2020) won the Best Actor award. In the past, he received National Awards for Satya (1998) and Pinjar (2003).
Now, after winning the award for Bhonsle, Manoj issued a statement saying, "I am really happy and thankful to each and everyone who believed in this film and in me. I am thankful to my director Devashish Makhija and my co-actors Santosh Juvekar and Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, my producers Sandiip Kapoor, Piiyush Singh, Saurabh Gupta and Abhayanand Singh who have put in money into the film. This isn't an award only for me but for all of those guys. When Bhonsle completed its journey with this National Award, I'm only feeling thankful.
— PIB India (@PIB_India) March 22, 2021
Bhonsle released on Sony LIV on June 26, 2020.