Gully Boy honoured with the Best Film award at IFFM!
One of the most acclaimed films of the year, Gully Boy, bagged the coveted Best Film award at the recently held Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
On winning the award, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar gushed, “I am so excited. I am not going to forget this evening. This is my first award in the capacity of a producer. Gully boy was our first production. This is a good start. No one makes a movie alone and this wouldn’t be possible without my producers, my co-writer, my incredible actors and every member of my cast and crew. 54 invincible artists worked on this album. I owe this night to all of them.”
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A host of Indian celebrities were present at the awards in Melbourne. While powerhouse performer, Tabu, won the Best Actress award for her performance in AndhaDhun, director Sriram Raghavan took home the trophy for Best Director.
An elated Tabu said, “It’s my first time in Australia but I will remember it for the rest of my life. Thank you Sriram for writing this for me. This character is catalyst for change of roles for women that are being written and will be written in future. Thank you for trusting me with this character.”
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with the Excellence in Cinema award which was presented to him by Linda Dessau, The Governor of Victoria. Another notable film of the Badshah of Bollywood, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was also celebrated at the gala during which SRK and Karan Johar were seen getting all nostalgic!