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Aanad L Rai’s hattrick of National Awards

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Amongst the country’s finest filmmakers, Aanand L Rai, has much reason to celebrate as his blockbuster, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, won 3 prestigious National Awards this year. One of the India’s biggest honors, The National awards, not only cover the entire national spectrum of Indian Cinema but have also become a merit yardstick for artistic, competent and meaningful cinema.

Synonymous with small-town romances and desi entertainers, director Aanand L Rai recently made his foray into production with Tanu Weds Manu Returns starring R.Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut.The blockbuster family entertainer that went on to receive not just critical acclaim but commercial success as well, was honored with 3 National Awards – Best Original Screenplay , Best Dialogues both of which were awarded to Himanshu Sharma and Best Actress to KanganaRanaut.

Ecstatic with the wins, says director-producer, Aanand L Rai, “I’m so so happy with the awards and so immensely proud of KanganaRanaut and Himanshu Sharma. It is beyond overwhelming and truly encouraging when our work of love,receives this much love and support both from the audience and the industry”.