Ranveer Singh, Shefali Shah Bag Top Acting Honors At IFFM Awards 2022. Here’s The Full List Of The Winners:
After great fanfare, the 13th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) has revealed the recipients of its coveted awards. Even though it was really tough for the jury to choose winners from the impressive nominations across several categories and movies across languages. This year the festival has an impressive lineup of films, short films, documentaries representing Indian cinema and from the neighboring countries.
Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Tamannaah Bhatia, Vaani Kapoor, Kabir Khan, Shefali Shah, Shoojit Sircar, Anurag Kashyap, Nikkhil Advani, Mohit Raina, Sona Mohapatra, Mini Mathur, Suresh Triveni, former cricketer and ex-captain of the Indian cricket team, Kapil Dev, Vikram Malhotra, Shibashish Sarkar, Sunir Kheterpal were among some Indian actor-artists who attended the gala, which was hosted by Rithvik Dhanjani.
While Abhishek Bachchan was honored with Leadership in Cinema Award, Vaani Kapoor received Disruptor in Cinema award for her path breaking performance in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. The team of Jalsa starring Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah directed by Suresh Triveni and produced by Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment was awarded with the Equality in Cinema Award. Former cricketer Mr Kapil Dev was honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Ranveer Singh won an award in the Best Actor category for his film 83. The actor shared his emotions and said, “I thank the jury members at IFFM for bestowing me with the Best Actor of the year for my role as Kapil Dev in the film 83, one of the most loved films in my career. It’ll always be one of the most cherished films in my filmography. But more than the accolades it’s the process of making the film that I cherish the most. I am thankful to Kabir Sir for giving me this opportunity, for guiding me and for inspiring me. I share this honour with the cast and crew of 83 who are so dear to me, and with whom I share very warm bond and I dedicate this honour to Kapil’s Devil’s on whom this story is based a fine bunch of gentlemen who dared to dream and through their efforts and achievements showed us that we Indians can be the best in the world.”
Spearheaded by director of the film festival Mitu Bhowmik Lange, this year IFFM started physically and virtually, from 12-20 August 2022. It is one of the biggest Indian film festivals that takes place outside of India and is also the only Indian film festival backed by the Australian government. The film festival will showcase more than 100 critically acclaimed movies.
Here’s the complete list of winners – IFFM 2022
Best Documentary – A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia
Best Actor in a Series – Mohit Raina for Mumbai Diaries 26/11
Best Actress in a Series – Sakshi Tanwar for MAI
Best Series – Mumbai Diaries 26/11 by Nikkhil Advani
Best Indie Film – Jaggi directed by Anmol Sidhu (Punjabi)
Best Director – Jointly won by Shoojit Sircar for Sardar Udham and Aparna Sen for The Rapist
Best Actor – Ranveer Singh for 83
Best Actress – Shefali Shah for Jalsa
Best Film – 83 directed by Kabir Khan
Equality in Cinema – The team of Jalsa directed by Suresh Triveni
Disruptor in Cinema Award – Vaani Kapoor for Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui
Lifestyle Achievement Award – Kapil Dev
Leadership in Cinema Award – Abhishek Bachchan