Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' Wins Best Asian Film Award in Australia

Maricruz Casares
Diciembre 8, 2017

She shared a picture with Russell Crowe, the chairman of the jury and the Oscar-winning actor, and said that it was a unanimous decision by the jury.

"Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, a member of the Grand Jury for Best Asian Film, on December 6 tweeted: "'Dangal" wins Best Asian Film at AACTA. Congratulations Team Dangal. With Russel Crowe chairman of the jury.

Russell Crowe also took to Twitter to express his joy to announce Dangal as victor among 9 nominees and called it as a handsome and empowering film.

It is inspired by the lives of the Phogat family members, telling the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters Geeta and Babita to become India's first world-class female wrestlers.

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Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar portrayed the younger version of the Phogat sisters in the film with Sakshi Tanwar as their mother.

The Best Film AACTA was one of a dozen awards, from as many nominations, claimed at the event by the critically lauded Australian film, which stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.

Veteran star Anupam Kher who was also part of the jury wrote: "Happy and proud that @aamir_khan's #Dangal got the #BestAsianFilm award at @AACTA".

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