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Ishaan Khatter wins the Best Actor Award even before his Bollywood debut

Shahid Kapoor‘s younger brother Ishaan Khatter has bagged the Best Actor Award even before his first Bollywood movie takes off. He won the award for the movie ‘Beyond The Clouds’ which is helmed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi. He won the award at the International Bosphorous Film Festival in Turkey. The actor was ecstatic as he dedicated the honour to his actress-mother Neelima Azeem and director of his movie, Majid Majidi.

He said, “This is an absolute honour. My mother is here in the audience — Everything I earn from my work will always, first and foremost, be dedicated to you. Thank You for giving me the gift of life and art. Firstly (for this piece of work) the award goes out to Majid Majidi – the masterful, wonderful, absolute legend of a man.. who trusted me and gave me this film as my first leading performance.”

He added, “Thank you sir and I will forever be indebted to you for that. I have to thank the cast and crew of this movie, we did this together. Malavika Mohanan — you and I will always share this experience. And thank you to Shareen, our producer. Thank you all.” Majidi’s maiden India set project ‘Beyond The Clouds’, which celebrates the triumph and adoration of life against a Mumbai backdrop, was screened at the International Bosphorus Film Festival in Istanbul, and was competing as part of the International Feature Film Category, read a statement. (Also Read: Karan Johar CLARIFIES that Ishaan is not a part of ‘Student Of The Year 2’)

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is producing Ishaan’s Bollywood debut movie ‘Dhadak’, congratulated him by tweeting, “Huge congratulations to ISHAAN on his very first Best Actor award! #BoğaziciFilmFestivali ….so proud of you!!! And many more to come…..”

Talking about the movie ‘Beyond The Clouds’, it had its Indian premiere at the 48th International Film Festival of India on November 20. The movie is a heart-rending tale of a brother and sister who discover happiness in turbulent times. It explores serious topic of separation.

Inputs from IANS

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