Dhanush on National Award for Asuran: To win two Best Actor awards is nothing short of a blessing
Incidentally, it was Vetri Maaran's Aadukalam that won Dhanush his first National Award
Dhanush won his second National Award for Best Actor in the recently announced 67th National Awards. His role as Sivasami in Vetri Maaran's Asuran won him the award he shared with Manoj Bajpayee (Bhonsle).
Responding to the win, Dhanush, in a heartfelt note, thanked his family, his director Vetri Maaran, producer Kalaipuli S Thanu, his onscreen family of Manju Warrier, Teejay Arunasalam, and Ken Karunas, composer GV Prakash Kumar, the press and media, his fans, and more.
Here's the full statement.
I woke up to this amazing news of being honoured with the prestigious national award for Asuran. To win one best actor is a dream, to win Two is nothing short of a blessing. I never imagined I would come this far.
There are a lot of people to thank. But just gonna state a few. As always I thank my mother and father, my guru my brother first.
I thank Vetrimaaran for giving me Sivasami.
Vetri, never thought when I met you at Balu Mahendra sirs office that you would become a friend, companion, and a brother. I am so proud of the four films we have worked together and the two films we have produced together. I am very glad you chose to believe in me so much and I chose to believe in you.
Now can't wait to hear what you have written for me next. A big hug.
I sincerely thank the National Award Jury for this award
I thank my producer Thanu sir for all the support
I thank the entire Asuran team especially my family my dear Pachaiyamma Manju, my Chidambaram Ken and my Murugan Teejay.
Thank you, GV for Vaa Asura. The blood bath song.
My sincere thanks to the entire media, press, television channels, social media influencers for all the support and love and for celebrating me with pride.
Also, I would like to thank my film fraternity friends who've taken the time out to wish me
And finally, I thank my fans, the pillars of my strenth... it's the unconditional love you all give me that keeps me going. Can't thank you all enough. I love you all to the moon and back. Please spread love and nothing else.
Ennam pol Vaazhkai."
Incidentally, it was Vetri Maaran's Aadukalam that won Dhanush his first National Award. Asuran also won the Best Tamil Film award. Meanwhile, at this year's awards, Vijay Sethupathi, who is working in Vetri Maaran's next with Soori, won his first National Award for his role as Shilpa in Thiagarajan Kumararaja's Super Deluxe. Parthiban's Oththa Seruppu also received a special mention and a National Award for Best Audiography for Resul Pookutty.