Around 60 awardees wrote an open letter addressed to the President. However, they were not the only ones upset with the decision. Many people on social media also felt that this move was discriminatory and lauded the ones who decided to boycott the National Film Awards ceremony.
National Film Awards: Sridevi is being honoured at the 65th National Film Awards for her performance in the film, Mom. Her husband, Boney Kapoor, and her daughters, Janhvi and Khushi, are at the ceremony to collect the award on her behalf.
National Film Awards: The 65th National Film Awards ceremony, that will be held today, will probably be skipped by some of the winners as there have been reports stating that President Ram Nath Kovind will only hand out 11 awards.
Amitabh Bachchan won Best Actor award for playing a hypochondriac father in "Piku", while Kangana Ranaut scored her second consecutive Best Actress honour at the 63rd National Film Awards, where Hindi films won in major categories barring the top prize that went to "Baahubali".