Saand Ki Aankh star Bhumi Pednekar has been honoured with the Face of Asia award the 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).
Bhumi's upcoming film Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare, which also features Konkona Sen Sharma, had its world premiere at BIFF on Friday 4 October. The film is written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava of Lipstick Under My Burkha fame and produced by Ekta Kapoor.
Meanwhile, Tannishtha Chatterjee received the Asia Star Award for her directorial debut Roam Rome Mein at the festival. The film was screened under 'A Window on Asian Cinema' section of the festival.
The awards was given jointly by Marie Claire and BIFF in the presence of the cast and producers of the films.
"“I am humbled and very touched that my work has resonated with audiences and critics in Busan. It’s my first international win so I am very proud of it. I have aspired to act in films that have something important to say and have worked sincerely to deliver convincing performances.”" - Bhumi Pednekar
“I hope to be part of brilliant cinema that will be liked and remembered fondly in future. I would want to thank my entire cast, my director Alankrita Shrivastava and my producers Ekta Kapoor and Ruchikaa Kapoor for this great opportunity," Bhumi added in a statement.
"“It was already a huge moment to have ‘Roam Rome Mein’ my debut feature as a director in one of the biggest festivals in the word in official selection. On top of this to win the Asia Star Award is just the icing on the cake. Couldn’t have asked for anything better,”" - Tannishtha Chatterjee
Roam Rome Mein features Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead alongside Valentina Corti, Isha Talwar, Francesco Apolloni, UrBano Barberini, Pamela Villoresi, Andrea Scarduzio.
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