One of year’s most successful movie ‘Dangal’ has won the Best Asian Film at the seventh Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.
DANGAL wins Best Asian Film at AACTA. Congratulations Team Dangal. With Russel Crowe Chairman of the jury. It was a unanimous decision 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/xXfixEgT0R
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) December 6, 2017
Shabana Azmi who was one of the jury members on the panel, led by Hollywood star Russell Crowe, for this year’s inaugural category, took to Twitter to laud the film’s team.
Actor Anupam Kher also served as a jury member on the panel.
“‘Dangal’ wins Best Asian Film at AACTA. Congratulations Team Dangal. With Russel Crowe chairman of the jury. It was a unanimous decision,” wrote Azmi.
The movie was based on the life of Haryana wrestler Mahavir Phogat and his daughters.
The film starred Aamir Khan as Phogat with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra play the adult version professional wrestlers Geeta and Babita.
Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar portrayed the younger version of the Phogat sisters with Sakshi Tanwar as their mother.
Pink and Marathi film “Kasav: Turtle” were among the nine films which were nominated for the inaugural AACTA Best Asian Film award.