Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says he sees his National award win for adapted screenplay in 'Talvar' as an encouragement to write better stories in future
This is Bhardwaj's second consecutive National award win. He won the best screenplay (dialogue) award last year for 'Haider'.
"This is my seventh award National award. I am very happy this time as it's a for a film like 'Talvar', whose story needed to be told. This is my second film alone as a writer so it gives me confidence, a boost to write," Bhardwaj told PTI.
The 50-year-old filmmaker, who is currently shooting for upcoming period drama 'Rangoon', said he will celebrate the win with his team.
"Initially when my producer told me about the award I couldn't believe it I wanted to hear (it on TV) and see it myself. The congratulatory messages made me feel it's true. In the evening I will party with my team."