Dangal becomes best Asian Film in Australian Awards

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MELBOURNE: Bollywood’s super movie ‘Dangal’ was unanimously chosen the Best Asian Film at the seventh Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

Taking resort to her Twitter handle, Veteran actress Shabana Azmi laud the film’s team. Azmi served as one of the jury members on the panel led by Hollywood star Russell Crowe, for this year’s inaugural category.

Posting a selfie with the Oscar-winning actor, she tweeted, “‘Dangal’ wins Best Asian ilm at AACTA. Congratulations Team Dangal. With Russel Crowe chairman of the jury. It was a unanimous decision.”

Russell Crowe also has to say something.

The flick was based on the life of Haryana wrestler Mahavir Phogat and his daughters.

Directed by Nitesh Kumar, the film featured Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan as Phogat with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra playing the adult version of professional wrestlers Geeta and Babita.

Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar acted in the movie as younger versions of the Phogat sisters with Sakshi Tanwar as their mother.

In addition to the Dangal, nine other films including ‘Pink’ and Marathi film ‘Kasav: Turtle’ vied for the AACTA Best Asian Film award.

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Story first published: 7th December 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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