Dangal wins Best Asian Film Award at AACTA

Just when you thought Dangal was done with recognition, awards, accolades and big bucks comes the news that the blockbuster movie has won the Best Asian Film Award at the 7th AACTA Awards that were held in Sydney, Australia, today.

AACTA (The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) is a professional organization of film and television practitioners in Australia.

Dangal, which featured Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar in prominent roles, was released in 2016.

The sports drama, directed by Nitesh Tiwari and based on the life of Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita, was unanimously chosen the Best Asian Film at the prestigious event.

Shabana Azmi, who was one of the jury members, along with AACTA chairman, Russell Crowe, took to Twitter to share the news.

Aamir could not attend the event, but Sakshi Tanwar, who played the role of Phogat’s wife in the film, received the award on behalf of the Dangal team.

Apart from Dangal, other Indian films nominated in the category were Pink and Marathi film Kasav: Turtle.



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