Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been awarded with 'Best Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment' award at the 63rd National Film Awards. The film, which also stars Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, was the highest grossing film of 2015 and the second highest grossing film of all time.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the second National Award winning film for Salman Khan as a producer, as his last production venture, Chillar Party too won a National Award for being the 'Best Children's Film' back in 2013. Interestingly, this would be the third Salman Khan film to bag an award in the'Wholesome Entertainment' category, the earlier two being Hum Aapke Hai Kaun and Dabangg.
Other National Award recipients under the same category include Rang De Basanti (2005), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), Chak De India (2007), 3 Idiots (2009), Vicky Donor (2012), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and Mary Kom (2014).
Earlier this morning, Amitabh Bachchan (Piku) and Kangana Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu Returns) were conferred with the 'Best Actor' and 'Best Actress' awards respectively whereas Baahubali won the 'Best Film' award. Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the 'Best Director' award for his magnum opus Bajirao Mastani.