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Ranveer Singh and Shefali Shah win big at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022

Further, Vaani Kapoor launched the trailer of Pragya Kapoor's Maali at the fest.

Ranveer Singh and Shefali Shah win big at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022
Ranveer Singh and Shefali Shah
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Last Updated: 12.48 PM, Aug 17, 2022

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The winners of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne's 13th edition were recently announced. While Kabir Khan's 83 took home the Best Film award, its star Ranveer Singh took home the Best Actor award. Shefali Shah, who was recently seen in Netflix's Darlings, won Best Actress for her performance in Jalsa.

The annual event in Australia celebrates India's film industry by screening some of the country's most prominent and acclaimed films, TV shows, and web series.

The IFFM started on August 12 and will end on August 30. The live event concludes on August 20, but the festival continues virtually for another ten days. The festival's awards ceremony took place at the Palais Theatre on August 14.

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Kapil Dev/Twitter

Check out the list of winners here:

  • Best Director: Shoojit Sircar (Sardar Udham) and Aparna Sen (The Rapist)
  • Best Actor: Ranveer Singh (83)
  • Best Film: 83
  • Best Actress: Shefali Shah (Jalsa)
  • Best Actress in a Series: Sakshi Tanwar (Mai)
  • Best Indie Film: Jaggi

  • Best Series: Mumbai Diaries 26/11
  • Equality in Cinema Award: Jalsa
  • Leadership in Cinema Award: Abhishek Bachchan
  • Best Actor in a Series: Mohit Raina (Mumbai Diaries 26/11)
  • Best Film from the Subcontinent: Joyland
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Kapil Dev
  • Disruptor in Cinema Award: Vaani Kapoor (Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui)

Further, Vaani Kapoor launched the trailer of Pragya Kapoor's Maali at the fest. The film brings to life the most pressing global debates about deforestation and mental health.

Shiv C Shetty makes his directorial debut with Maali. The filmmaker is now following his passion after working in the corporate sector for 13 years. "It's my first film and it's been a beautiful journey working with Pragya; who is so deeply connected with nature and Maali wouldn't have been complete without her," he said.

According to Vaani Kapoor, working with Pragya has been a true pleasure. "Her films have always contained a significant message. Maali highlights alarming issues that we face in our communities that need to be addressed and given more attention. The trailer looks fantastic, and we should all support and watch such meaningful content."

Speaking at the trailer launch, producer Pragya Kapoor stated, "It has been an honour to have our film Maali shown at the prestigious Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The industry has been extremely supportive of this small film of ours. Also, a huge thank you to my dear friend Vaani Kapoor for being so gracious and releasing our trailer to the public."

Bankrolled by Pragya Kapoor, Maali is written and directed by Shiv C Shetty.

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