The winners of the 67th National Film Awards were officially announced yesterday (March 22) and actor Dhanush was declared as the Best Actor of 2019 for his outstanding performance as Sivasaami in Vetri Maaran's Asuran. Dhanush had earlier won the National Award for Best Actor for his performance in Aadukalam and this is his second National Award. Ever since the announcement was made, wishes have been pouring in from all quarters for Dhanush. Thanking everyone for the overwhelming love and support, Dhanush issued a new statement.

Dhanush's first official statement after bagging his second National award read, "Hello everybody, I woke up to this amazing news of being honoured with the prestigious National Award for ASURAN. To win one best actor award is a dream, to win two is nothing short of a blessing. I never imagined I would come this far. There are 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 Vetri Maaran for giving me 'Sivasami'. Vetri, never thought when I met you at Balu Mahendra sir's 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 Asuraa'. 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 strength... 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. Forever grateful, Dhanush".

Dhanush is currently in the USA shooting for his next International project, The Gray Man, directed by the Russo brothers. In Tamil, Dhanush is awaiting the releases of movies like Jagame Thandhiram and Karnan.