National award goes to ‘Dirty Picture’ team, says Vidya


“Excited”, “proud” and “humbled” and even “amused” were the feelings the winners went through after being conferred the 59th National Film Awards Thursday. Vidya Balan, who got an award for best actress for ‘The Dirty Picture’, said : I am very happy and I feel humbled because it is the highest honour for an actor. I wish my entire team of ‘Dirty Picture’ would have been here to share the award, but this goes out to the team. It is actually hitting me now.” Choreographers Bosco-Ceaser, who won an award for ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, said: “This feeling would almost be like a lifetime achievement award. We never thought we would ever get it. It is a stepping stone and motives us to keep working hard, be more creative and try our best.” Designer Niharika Khan, who won best costume designer for ‘The Dirty Picture’, said: “I am still in shock and nervous. I didn’t expect it to come my way. It is a great honour and hope I live up to it.”