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Janhvi Kapoor to get Norwegian honour

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Janhvi will be awarded 'Arets Stjerneskudd' rising talent of the year by the Norwegian here.

Janhvi, who made her debut with "Dhadak", will be felicitated on Tuesday at an event organised in association with

Janhvi is excited.

"I made my debut with 'Dhadak' this year. Our film has been seen by audiences across the globe since it released worldwide and many of them including people staying in have seen the film and sent their good wishes via This recognition is a pleasant surprise. I am happy to receive this honour and humbled that they chose me for this honour," she said in a statement.

The evening will also see the screening of two acclaimed Norwegian films including "What Will People Say", Norway's official entry for for 2019. The other is "The King's Choice" -- a biographical war film that was Norwegian entry for in 2016.

This is an initiative by the government to promote and help build entertainment ties with The screenings also coincide with the Nobel Peace Prize announcements. Both the films promote unity and peace.

The event will have Iram Haq from Norway, the director of "What Will People Say", and industry veterans including Janhvi's father and Boney

Ann Ollestad, of in Mumbai, said: "Indian films are being watched around the world now and Norway too has fans of many Indian films and actors. Since 2003, Norway hosts an annual Bollywood festival featuring prominent Indian actors and high profile Norwegian guests.

"Our official entry for this year was shot in and has Indian actors in it. We are happy to honour Janhvi whose first film has been very successful and the seems to have a promising future in films."

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 13:36 IST
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