Bollywood dominated India’s 52nd National Film Awards, announced Wednesday in New Delhi.
Madhur Bhandarkar-helmed “Page 3” took best picture, screenplay and editing for its gritty look at the seamier side of Mumbai’s party scene.
Popular film category was shared by Yash Chopra-helmed “Veer Zaara,” starring Shah Rukh Khan and Priety Zinta, and Tamil-lingo “The Autograph.”
Director kudos went to Bengali-lingo vet Budhadeb Dasgupta for his “Swapner Din … Chased by Dreams.”
Bollywood’s Saif Ali Khan took actor for Yashraj Films’ “Hum Tum” (Me and You).
Tara bagged actress for her portrayal in the Kannada-lingo, Girish Kasaravalli-helmed “Haseena.”