SANJU WINS BEST FILM
Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju in August walked away...
Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju in August walked away with the Best Film honor at the Westpac IFFM (Indian Film Festival of Melbourne) Awards night in Melbourne. While Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Actor award for his yet-to-release Gali Guleiyan, Rani Mukerji was named Best Actress for her performance in Hichki.
Rani who impressed with her performance as a woman faced with Tourette’s Syndrome in Hichki walked away with a second honor as well—an ‘Excellence In Cinema’ award.
Veteran actress Simi Garewal, looking elegant as ever in her trademark pristine white, gave away the honor to Rani, who has been a part of the film industry for over two decades. An overwhelmed Rani thanked her fans world over for loving her and her work through the years.
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.