Jyothika has missed the National Awards by a whisker!
At the 55th National Film Awards for 2007, Jyothika was one of the front runner for her performance in Mozhi, along with Meera Jasmine for the Malayalam Ore Kadal and Umashree for the Kannada Gulabi.
One of the members of the jury noted Malayalam director Sibi Malayil said: “The best actress award was well fought till the end as the jury was divided. We had to choose between three brilliant performances enacted by Jyothika, Meera and Uma, finally Uma squeezed through.”
According to another source after seeing Jo’s outstanding performance in Mozhi, the members at the special screening gave a standing ovation. She was in contention for the award till the last round, when Umashree emerged triumphant.