Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik, who headed the jury for the 63rd National Awards stated that there was a tough fight between directors Rajamouli and Sanjay Leela Bhansali for the Best Director Award.
He said, They had tough time decided the Best director as both Baahubali and Bajirao Mastani were neck to neck.And finally jury felt that the end product of Sanjay’s Bajirao Mastani was superior than Rajamouli’s Bahubali . Bajirao Mastani had the upper hand in detailing, drawing performances of each actor and motions.
Meanwhile Sanjay said, He have received National Awards for ‘Black’ and ‘Devdas’, but award for Bajirao Mastani is really very special for him. In his entire journey of 25 years, He never sensed this much of satisfaction. It feels like now He is getting the right result for his work.