Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017: Aishwarya, Sushant and others win big


The very prestigious Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2017 (IFFM) was held on Friday, amidst a glittery celebration. It recognised the best and awarded the deserving performers and technicians for their work. Here we bring to you the complete list of winners of this prestigious festival. (Also Check: PICS: Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya hoist the Indian National Flag in Melbourne)

Check it out:

Best Indie Film : ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

Best Director : Nitesh Tiwari  for ‘Dangal’

Equality in Cinema Award: Director/Actor Rahul Bose for ‘Poorna’

Best Actress : Konkona Sen Sharma for ‘Lipstick Under my Burkha’

Best Actor : Sushant Singh Rajput for ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’

Best Actor (Special Mention) : Rajkummar Rao for ‘Trapped’

Best Film : ‘Pink’

People’s Choice Award : ‘Dangal’ and ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’

Apart from them, filmmaker Karan Johar was also awarded with the Leadership in Cinema Award at this prestigious festival while actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was awarded with the Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema award.

On this happy occasion, Sushant Singh Rajput said, “I’m extremely honored and grateful to IFFM and the jury for appreciating my performance. Last time I was in Melbourne I was dancing behind Bollywood stars as a background dancer in the Commonwealth games and now being recognized as the best actor really feels great.” [sic]

While, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said, “I’m so humbled and filed with gratitude to be given this award. We as creative people always wish to do more and I’m far far away from resting. As an artist I have so much more to explore but it’s great to have this honour. But above all I must thank the fans, who have loved me so immensely and it’s because of you we get to live our dream, our passion.” [sic]

Congratulations to all the winners.