IFFI 2017: Shraddha Kapoor felicitated with Youth Icon of NextGen of Indian Cinema award
Nov,22 2017 10:22:09 IST
Panaji: Actress Shraddha Kapoor, on 21 November, was felicitated with Youth Icon of NextGen of Indian Cinema accolade at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa.
Ace filmmaker Subhash Ghai gave away the honour to the actress, who joined the movie mela to inaugurate Bioscope Village — a part of ongoing IFFI.
"I have fond memories with Goa. I have shot two films here (Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villain). Goa has been very warm and friendly to our film industry. I would like to thank each and everyone of you. I would also like to thank IFFI for inviting me here," Shraddha said.
The Half Girlfriend star came to the event with her aunt and actress Padmini Kolhapure to open the village, where films will be screened for public through a unique mobile theatres models till 27 November.
Aashiqui 2 was the first film to be screened at one of the inflated theatres.
Shraddha Kapoor, Subhash Ghai and Padmini Kolhapure at IFFI 2017. Image via Twitter
Shraddha began her Bollywood journey with films like "Teen Patti" and "Luv Ka The End", but made it big only with Aashiqui 2. She followed it up with success of Ek Villain, ABCD 2, Haider and Baaghi.
"I think that my initial films did very very well, so anything that didn't match up to that will be viewed as falling short. I would love to say that the kind of love I still have received despite my movies doing well or not well is priceless. I think ups and downs are part of life, and I just hope that I keep on making people proud," added Shraddha
Shraddha doesn't regret doing Haseena Parkar based on terrorist Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar. "I think you just want to try doing something different. Whether it does well or doesn't do well, it is not in your hand but I wanted to try something else," the actress said, adding that she is consciously picking different roles.
She is also excited for the multi-lingual action film Saaho, which also stars Prabhas. Shraddha will also essay India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal in a Bollywood biopic.
"In Saaho, I will be talking in Hindi and Telugu. I am very excited. It is challenging, I am having so much fun."
Talking about Nehwal biopic, she said, "I am practicing a lot. Badminton is amazing. It makes you feel alive. Recently, I hurt my foot so there has been a break but I will resume soon."
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017 10:22 AM | Updated Date: Nov 22, 2017 10:22 AM
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The IFFI at Goa has rewarded Kerala with a historic win. Actor Parvathy won the silver peacock for the best actor (female) at IFFI 2017 for her role as a nurse and single mother who suffers seemingly insurmountable hardships at the hands of ISIS in Iraq’s city of Tikrit in Mahesh Narayanan’s Take Off. This is the first time an actor in a Malayalam film has won the silver peacock in IFFI’s 48-year history. She credited nurses from Kerala for her win.
Parvathy’s acceptance speech
For some strange reason the first words that came out of me was in Malayalam. This is truly a very special night especially because this movie came from a certain need to keep someone alive. And that is our dear friend Rajesh who passed away last year. He was a filmmaker, and he had grand plans to make wonderful stories about human emotions and relationships. But he left us. But it was also the day he left us that Mahesh and Sanjay sir, a writer, and all of us got together and we decided we definitely need take off. And I would like to dedicate this movie and my performance, and all the accolades that this movie has received to Rajesh and we promise to keep him alive and his vision.
I would like to thank Mahesh, my director and writer and a very dear friend for giving me Sameera. Because she is an embodiment of hope in absolute darkness and the reason I do this job is for the sheer need to remind myself what empathy is and how it is to connect with other people who aren't me. And Sameera was just so so far away that I really didn't know how to be her, but I had to immerse myself in the darkness that she was living day in and day out. And she is representative of so many women who don’t think of their life as they are the protagonist or what they are going to do. All they can think of is where is the next meal coming from, how do I pay off this loan and take care of my family. I dedicate this award to all the nurses of Kerala, all those women who stood their ground and with love and hope and conviction got out of that terrible dilemma they were stuck in.
Tags: parvathy, iffi, take off
Location: India, Kerala