Rani Mukherjee, Zoya Akhtar awarded

7 years ago

Actor Rani Mukherjee was adjudged   the best female actor of Bollywood for the role of the no  nonsense reporter in 'No One Killed Jessica' and Zoya Akhtar  the best director (Hindi) for 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' at Eastern India's premier entertainment awards.


"It is a huge honour for me. This is the first award  for me in this category. No director works alone. I owe this  award to my cast and crew," Akhtar said at the Boroplus   Anandlok Purashkar last  vening.  Asked by award show anchor Mir if she liked adventure  sports like the three main  haracters in the film, Akhtar said  "I am not much into adventure sports.


"For me adventure lies in travelling the maximum  number of countries," the young director said of the film having friendship, love, coming-of-age and travel as its mainstay.


 The young film-maker also praised Kolkata for some of  the country's prolific story-tellers.  Echoing her Mukherjee, whose portrayal of Meera as a  strong, independent woman prodding the establishment to review the murder case of model-bartender Jessica, said "I am  honoured to be awarded for the role in a film like Jessica in my favourite city."(PTI)

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