Rani Mukherjee walked with the two honours at the recently held Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) while Rajkumar Hirania’s movie Sanju won the best Film award. Vicky Kaushal and Manoj Bajpayee among the other winners who walked proudly with the awards.
Rani won the best actress award for her movie ‘Hichki’ in which she played the role of a women suffering from Tourette’s Syndrome along with the best ‘Excellence in Cinema’ awards.
While receiving the award, Rani thanked all her fans all over the world who loved her and her work for the past years.
IFMM Vanguard Award goes to super talented Ranbir Kapoor for his outstanding performance in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic movie ‘Sanju’ and the director of the movie, Rajkumar Hirani as the best director.
Hirani told to the media that he is happy to receive the recognition for Sanju and is excited to showcase it at the La Trobe University with the co-writer Abhijat Joshi and actor Vicky Kaushal.
Following the list of awards for Sanju, another award adds when Vicky Kaushal won the best supporting male actor for the well-deserved acting as Sanju’s friend while in the female supporting category, Richa Chadha grab the award for the power-packed performance as a brothel owner in Love Sonia.
The jury panel for IFMM includes Simi Garewal, Nikkhil Advani, Sue Maslin, Mitu Bhowmick Lange, Jill Bilcock and Geoffrey Wright.
One of the jury member, Wright said that he was impressed with the variety of Indian cinema and ‘perhaps it has gone from recreation to being serious cinema’.
Tabrez Noorani directed Love Sonia won the best Indie film recognition with its Award winning story revolving around sex trafficking while the Telugu and Tamil based movie Mahanati won the Equality in Cinema Award.
IFMM began on 10 August as a celebration to bring the Indian community of Melbourne together showcasing huge and diverse Indian culture and it will end on August 22.