His love for Shakespeare's classics is evident from his movies like "Maqbool" and "Haider", and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says Shakespeare is one of the best writers in the literary world.
"There is no writer bigger than Shakespeare," Bhardwaj said at the red carpet of the 62nd National Film Awards ceremony late Sunday.
"Haider" won the Best Male Playback Singer for Sukhwinder Singh for the song "Bismil"; Best Dialogues and Music Direction for director Bhardwaj; Best Choreography for Norway-based Sudesh Adhana; and Best Costume Designer award for Dolly Ahluwalia.
Bhardwaj received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhawan here.
Bhardwaj's Indian adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" through "Haider" was the final film of his trilogy, along with "Maqbool" and "Omkara", adapted from the plays "Macbeth" and "Othello" respectively.
"It is hard to find faults in Shakespeare's writing. His work is full of good qualities," he added.