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Indian film awards event to bring attention to pay gap

IANS  |  Mumbai 

The forthcoming Excellence Awards, in partnership with Smile Foundation, will highlight the pay gap that affects women in showbiz.

The award show organisers, the Mumbai-based Foundation, have joined hands with Smile Foundation's She Can Fly initiative for girl child empowerment, read a statement.

To be held on April 21, the Excellence Awards, will felicitate Ranveer Singh for "Padmaavat", for her innings as a producer, and for her work in "Baahubali".

will be awarded for her portraying a socially conscious character in "Hichki".

Critically acclaimed talent Rajkummar Rao will be feted as Best Actor for "Newton", while Kriti Sanon will get Best Actress for "Bareilly Ki Barfi" and Aditi will get the Critic's Choice Best Actress honour for her role in "Bhoomi".

The event is being held for the last four years.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 17:26 IST
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