“Dangal was unanimously chosen the Best Asian Film at the seventh Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.
Veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who erved as one of the jury members on the panel, led by Hollywood star Russell Crowe, for this year’s inaugural category, took to Twitter to laud the film’s team.
“Dangal” wins Best Asian Film at AACTA. Congratulations Teaam Dangal with Russel Crowe Chairman of the jury. It was unanimous decision,” wrote Azmi, alongside a selfie with the Oscar-winning actor.
The Nitesh Kumar-directed sports drama was based on the life of Haryana wrestler Mahavir Phogat and his daughters. The film starred Aamir Khan as Phogat with Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra play the adult version professional wrestlers Geeta and Babita.