Actor Jackky Bhagnani was awarded with Dada Saheb Phalke Best Actor award for Carbon: The Story of Tomorrow, a short film based on global warming.
The film, which is set in the year 2067, focuses on the prevailing environmental issues and showcases the scarcity of oxygen and water.
The film became a critical success and was lauded for its hard-hitting plot and stellar performances.
On the prestigious honour, Jackky said,” This award is really special to me and the entire of the film. It feels great to see a socially relevant film getting the recognition it deserves. I’m extremely elated to receive this honour.”
Jackky finds a voice through the film, which takes on the big issue of pollution, and gets the audience to introspect their action towards the environment.
Not just Jackky but even Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were among others, who were awarded with the prestigious award in different categories at the 8th Dada Saheb Phalke Festival 2018.
Directed by Maitrey Bajpaiand Ramiz Ilham Khan, Carbon: The Story of Tomorrow, also starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Prachi Desai alongside Jackky.