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IFFM 2018: Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju bagged the Best Film honour at the Westpac Awards night

August 13th, 2018 | by vBollywood Author
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IFFM 2018: Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju bagged the Best Film honour at the Westpac Awards night
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Rajkumar Hirani’s film Sanju on Sunday bagged the Best Film honour here at the Westpac IFFM Awards night, where Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Actor for his yet-to-release Gali Guleiyan and Rani Mukerji was named Best Actress for her performance in Hichki.

Rani Mukerji, who was seem as a woman who faced Tourette’s Syndrome in Hichki, walked away with two honours at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) as she was also bestowed an ‘Excellence In Cinema’ award.
Veteran actress Simi Garewal, gave away the honour to Rani, who has been a part of the film industry for over two decades.

Overwhelmed by the honour, Rani Mukerji thanked her fans world over for loving her and her work through the years.

Rajkumar Hirani won the Best Director for Sanju, a biopic on the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, while the IFFM Vanguard Award went to actor Ranbir Kapoor for his “breakthrough performance” in bringing alive Sanjay’s tumultuous life journey on-screen.

The director told reporters that he is happy with the recognition for the movie and is excited about showcasing the movie at La Trobe University here, with Sanju co-writer Abhijat Joshi and actor Vicky Kaushal.

Vicky won the supporting actor honour for his well-deserved performance as Kamli in Sanju, and Richa Chadha won it too as she won the jury’s heart with her power-packed role as a brothel owner in Love Sonia. The jury members launched by Mitu Bhowmick Lange, comprised Simi Garewal, Sue Maslin, Jill Bilcock, Nikkhil Advani and Geoffrey Wright.

Wright, known for the Russell Crowe-starrer Romper Stomper, told reporters that he was mighty impressed by the variety that Indian cinema currently has on offer. He said he feels that “perhaps it has gone from recreation to being serious cinema”.

Actor Ali Fazal, who was the jury of the short film competition, chose To-let as the Indian winner and the Australian winner was “Found”, which is on Islamophobia.

Richa also gave away the IFFM Heroes Award, which celebrates real life heroes who have done good deeds.

IFFM began on Friday, as part of the celebrations, Rani Mukerji on Saturday hoisted the Indian flag at the Federation House, which also became a stage for a dance competition. Diverse Indian community of Melbourne came together — denoting the unifying power of cinema.

The IFFM fest will end on August 22.

Photo courtesy: www.indianexpress.com

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