NEW DELHI, April 8: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Pink won the Best Film On Social Issues at the 64th National Film Awards.
Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu-starrer Pink continues its winning streak. After a fantastic run at the box office, rave reviews from critics and audiences alike and big wins at all major award shows this year, the film has won Best Film On Social Issues at the 64th National Film Awards.
Earlier this year, the courtroom drama was specially screened at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Pink team, including Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Andrea Tariang, director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and producer Shoojit Sircar were invited and felicitated by Pranab Mukherjee.
An overwhelmed Big B had posted his appreciation for the gesture on Twitter. “A most rewarding evening with the President of India, as he watches PINK and then invites us for dinner…,” he had written.
Speaking about the National Award win, Taapsee said, “I always believed this film has the potential to bag all possible recognition on this planet and I’m happy the National Award jury validated my belief. A beautiful team effort that gets applauded. This film shall forever be etched in my memory. As an artist, it escalated me to greater heights; and as a person, it helped me strengthen my belief in my judgment.”
Pink is about the patriarchal society which frowns upon independent women and labels them ‘loose’ or ‘characterless’. It also deals with the importance of consent in sexual relationships, and firmly gives the message, “A no is a no.”
Source: India Today