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Janhvi Kapoor to be conferred with ‘Rising Talent of the Year’ award; deets inside

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Janhvi Kapoor made her debut with Karan Johar‘s ‘Dhadak’ and she was lauded for her performance. Now, the starlet will be awarded ‘Arets Stjerneskudd’ rising talent of the year by the Norwegian Consulate General in Mumbai. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday. The event is organised in association with theatre chain INOX.

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In a statement, Janhvi said, “I made my debut with ‘Dhadak’ this year. Our film has been seen by audiences across the globe since it released worldwide and many of them including people staying in Norway have seen the film and sent their good wishes via social media.” She further said that this recognition is a pleasant surprise for her and she is happy to receive this honour and humbled for being chosen for the award.

This is an initiative by the Norway government with a motive to promote Norwegian cinema and help build Entertainment ties with India. Two prominent Norwegian films ‘What Will People Say’,  and ‘The King’s Choice’ will also be screened. Iram Haq, the director of ‘What Will People Say’, Boney Kapoor and other personalities from the industry will attend the event.

Ann Ollestad, Consul General of Norway in Mumbai, said, “Indian films are being watched around the world now and Norway too has fans of many Indian films and actors. Since 2003, Norway hosts an annual Bollywood festival featuring prominent Indian actors and high profile Norwegian guests.”

“Our official entry for Oscars this year was shot in India and has Indian actors in it. We are happy to honour Janhvi Kapoor whose first film has been very successful and the young actor seems to have a promising future in films,” added the Consul General.

We are happy for Janhvi and looking forward to the event.

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