However, Saba Qamar lost out to Vidya Balan in the Best Actor (Female) category for her performance in Tumhari Sulu, making it her sixth Filmfare win to date.
Co-produced by Maddock Films and T-series Hindi Medium also won the Best Film (popular) Award at a gala here on Saturday.
A day after Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan won the "Best Actor" award at the Filmfare Awards, it was veteran Indian pacer Irfan Pathan who enjoyed the credit for it. He had slammed the award show for including Rajkummar Rao's name under just supporting actor category, and not in best actor domain, despite he having two highly appreciated films - Newton and Trapped.
Pathan didn't shy away from a tongue-in-cheek reply, tweeting: "Thank u n sorry I couldn't make it but u can send the award to me at my home".More news: China warns off U.S. destroyer near South China Sea's strategic Scarborough Shoal
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Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari won the Best Director Award for Bareilly Ki Barfi.
The actor also tweeted that the journey of Hindi Medium has been testament to celebration of a story that is "told from the heart, of good content and most of all the want and sincerity to inculcate and encourage change".
Like previous year, Jio Filmfare award ceremony had created a special space for celebrating short films. Neeraj Ghaywan won the Best Short Film Award for Juice.
Iconic music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri won the Jio Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. I would like to dedicate it to my parents, wife and my full family. "It's a hard work of 46 years".