Ranbir Kapoor played the part of the dutiful, proud husband yesterday. He was by Alia Bhatt`s side as she received her first-ever National Film Award for Best Actor in Delhi on October 17. The happy couple was seated in the second row, with Waheeda Rehman directly in their eyeline, as she was seated in the front row.
At one point in the event, it seemed like the paparazzi were becoming more boisterous and eager to take pictures of the stars. In the hullaballoo, the front row table, where Waheeda was seated, started moving back. Ranbir got up to interfere and even curtly asked the photographers to be careful.
The video in question is from the National Film Awards ceremony. It surfaced on Instagram, and his fans couldn`t stop praising Ranbir Kapoor for his respectful gesture. A photographer can be heard saying, “Arey yar dhakka mukki, table aage jara hai yar, kya kar rahe ho aap log (why are you pushing, the table is moving, what are you doing)? (sic.)”
For the unversed, on October 17th, 2023, a ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi, where the National Award winners were felicitated by none other than President Droupadi Murmu. The winners were previously announced at a press conference for the 69th National Film Awards in August.
A total of 280 feature films from 28 languages and 158 non-feature films in 23 languages were submitted to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for National Award consideration. Alia Bhatt, who won the award for Best Actress for her performance in `Gangubai Kathiawadi,` arrived at the venue wearing her wedding saree. The actress was presented with the award by the honourable president.
Allu Arjun, who became the first actor from the Telugu film industry to win a National Award in the Best Actor category, attended the ceremony in an all-white button-up suit. The actor was honoured for his phenomenal performance in the blockbuster film `Pushpa: The Rise.`
Kriti Sanon, who shared the National Award for Best Actress with Alia Bhatt for her brilliant performance in `Mimi,` attended the ceremony in a stunning cream-coloured saree, with her hair tied in a bun and adorned with a beautiful Gajra.