Thursday November 21, 2019

Nawazuddin Siddiqui dedicates His Award To Late Sridevi

Nawazuddin looked dapper as he collected his award from the evergreen actress Rekha

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui dedicates His Award To Late Sridevi
Nawazuddin Siddiqui dedicates His Award To Late Sridevi, Flickr

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has dedicated his Best Supporting Actor honour, which he won at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards here, to his “Mom” co-star Sridevi, who was posthumously awarded the Best Actor in a Leading Role Female title.

“It was once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the first female superstar Sridevi and I dedicate my award as a tribute to her,” Nawazuddin tweeted on Monday, a day after the IIFA Awards ceremony here.

In the movie, directed by Ravi Udyawar, Sridevi played a mother who sets out to avenge her step-daughter, essayed by Pakistani actress Sajal Ali. And Nawazuddin played a detective who helps her.

Nawazuddin looked dapper as he collected his award from the evergreen actress Rekha, whom he said “stole the show” with her performance at the event.

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui strikes a pose during the 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards 2013 in Mumbai, India on January 12, 2013.
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui strikes a pose during the 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards 2013 in Mumbai, India on January 12, 2013. Flickr

“Living legend Rekhaji you stole the show last night, it was an honour to get the award from you,” he added.

Sridevi’s husband-producer Boney Kapoor received the award for her work. He was emotional, and dedicated the honour to the team of “Mom”.

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The actress, whose sudden death in a Dubai hotel earlier this year, was also remembered in a tribute section at the gala, along with late actors Vinod Khanna and Shashi Kapoor. (IANS)

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Acid Attack Is One Of The Most Heinous Crimes: Vikrant Massey

Actor Vikrant Massey feels that we are not doing enough to stop acid attacks

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Actor Vikrant Massey will be starring in "Chhapaak". Wikimedia Commons

BY ARUNDHUTI BANERJEE

Bollywood actor Vikrant Massey plays a pivotal role in the Deepika Padukone-starrer “Chhapaak”, which is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.

Pointing out how most of his choices reflect his opinion, Vikrant told IANS: “I won’t associate myself with any project that I do not believe in. I strongly believe that an acid attack is one of the most heinous crimes in the world, so if we are talking about a progressive society where we are trying to create an environment of parity for all genders, it is a shame that we are yet to eradicate a crime like an acid attack. The report says that in India, most of the cases are of jilted lovers. When a girl rejects the proposal of a boy, the boy throws acid on her face!”opi

After a pause that clearly signals outrage, he added: “No one has the right to ruin someone’s life like that!”

“We are a developing country and we are sending Chandrayaan to the moon, and showing the world how we are progressing! Yet we are, at the same time, still living with a criminal practice like acid attack! We all know that it is wrong, still we are not doing enough to stop it!” added the actor.

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Vikrant Massey strongly believes in stopping crimes like acid attacks. Wikimedia Commons

Over the past few years, Vikrant has managed to make his space with films like “Dil Dhadakne Do”, “A Death In The Gunj”, “Half Girlfriend”, and “Lipstick Under My Burkha”. Interestingly all these films address issues like parental interference in an adult life, elitism in society, language barrier, and gender disparity.

The actor said he uses film as a medium to express his thoughts.

“I have a lot of things to say in my lifetime and, being an actor, cinema is my medium. I am glad that I am an artist who gets a chance to reach out to thousands of people at one time. Being a sensitive human being, I always try and choose stories that somewhere translates my opinion,” said Vikrant, who has also explored the digital entertainment space with web shows like “Mirzapur”, “Made In Heaven”, “Criminal Justice” .

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He will soon be seen in the new season of the web series “Broken But Beautiful”, where he shared screen space with actress Harleen Sethi. The show will be streaming on the OTT platform ZEE5 and ALT Balaji from November 27. (IANS)