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‘Dangal’ wins Best Asian Film at Australian gala

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi was a member of the grand jury for Best Asian Film, chaired by Russell Crowe

12:15 December 7, 2017
tab_Sanya Malhotra (L) and Aamir Khan in 'Dangal'

Dangal, starring superstar Aamir Khan, was on Wednesday named the Best Asian Film at the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, a member of the grand jury for Best Asian Film, on Wednesday tweeted: “Dangal wins Best Asian Film at AACTA. Congratulations Team Dangal.”

The jury was chaired by actor Russell Crowe.

Azmo tweeted a photograph with Crowe, and wrote: “It was a unanimous decision.”

Dangal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, is a biographical sports drama film.

It is inspired by the lives of the Phogat family members, telling the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters Geeta and Babita to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers.

The film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Sakshi Tanwar and Suhani Bhatnagar.

Actor Anupam Kher attended the red carpet of the AACTA.