Speaking about the win for Popular Choice and Best Director, Nitesh Tiwari said, “This is my global award and it will truly be remembered”. The evening started with the energising performance by the Kakkar sister- Akriti, Prakriti and Sukriti who performed together for the first time in Australia. The Aamir Khan starrer, not only won hearts in India but also topped the box office in China. Having conquered the global box office, both the films got huge respect and applauds at the IFFM right from bagging the “best director” award to the “popular choice” One of the most revolutionary film of the year, “Lipstick Under My Burkha” too won quite a few awards for it’s courageous performances.
Last month, during International Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2017, the MS Dhoni: The Untold Story actor reportedly threw tantrums at the event organisers at NY.
Expressing his happiness to receive the award, Sushant said,”Thank you so so much”.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first woman to hoist the Indian flag at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) as a part of their celebration of 70th year of India’s Independence. The Bachchan bahu was felicitated with IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema award. Meanwhile, filmmaker and producer, Karan Johar was bestowed with the “Leadership in Cinema” award.
Speaking about her win, a delighted Aishwarya said, “I’m so humbled and filed with gratitude to be given this award”.
The Conclusion. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank people all over the world for giving so much love to Dangal“. As an artist I have so much more to explore but it’s great to have this honour. Receiving the award from veteran actor Simi Garewal, Karan talked about the power of filmmaking. “It’s fantastic how as directors we get to build people, break them emotionally, cheer them and make them feel happy”, quipped Karan. Another movie that did exceptionally well at the film festival was Alankrita Shrivastava‘s Lipstick Under My Burkha that won the “Best Indie Film” Award.
Rahul Bose-directed film Poorna won the equality in cinema award, while the best film gong went to Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink.
The star studded gala event was also attended by Malaika Arora, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Shoojit Sircar.