Bhumi Pednekar won the ‘Face of Asia’ award at the festival for her upcoming film Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare starring Konkona Sensharma.
The actor made the announcement of her feat on her Instagram social media. “Thank you for this honour #[email protected] and @marieclairemagThis award has only motivated me to work harder.Thank you @alankrita601 for making me your kitty.Dolly Di @konkona and @ektaravikapoor @ruchikaakapoor for making this film happen.Busan has been all things special,” she wrote.
She also shared a picture of herself with the award in a sky blue and cream gown on social media.
On Friday, she had also shared a short video clip of herself and Konkana announcing the world premiere of her film in Busan.
Bhumi had captioned the clip, “You clip their wings, they’ll fly even higher! Super kicked about the World Premiere today at Busan Film Festival!#DollyKittyInBusan.”
In the clip, which also features the poster, Konkana is seen dressed in a pink saree holding a pair of sunglasses. Bhumi, on the other hand, is seen in a purple top with a green shrug. Both have open cages on their heads.
After accepting the award, Bhumi said in a statement, “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. 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,” quoted Firstpost.
Lipstick Under My Burkha (2017) fame director Alankrita Shrivastava has helmed the project. She called Dolly Kitty her “boldest attempt at expressing the moral ambiguity of women,” in an interview with Mid-Day.
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare also features Kubbra Sait, Vikrant Massey, Amol Parashar and Karan Kundra.
Produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, and Aashish Singh under the Balaji Motion Pictures banner, the film is slated to release later this year.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Roam Rome Mein also won the ‘Asia Star Award’ at the Busan International Film Festival.
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