You are here: Home » News-IANS » Cinema-Showbiz
Business Standard

Priyanka Chopra's 'Ventilator' bags 3 National Awards

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Actress Priyanka Chopra's maiden Marathi production "Ventilator" won in three categories, including Best Director, at the 64th National Film Awards, it was announced here on Friday.

Rajesh Mapuskar won Best Director, while Best Editing award went to Rameshwar Bhagat and Best Sound Mixing to Alok De for the film.

The Marathi film, produced by Priyanka and her mother Madhu Chopra under their production banner Purple Pebble Pictures, revolves around an ailing senior member of a family who is being put on the ventilator just days before the popular Ganpati festival, leading to varied degrees of speculation and panic amongst the clan he belongs to.

Mapuskar, who also wrote the film, says it all seems like a dream.

"I'm speechless! Winning a National award for my debut Marathi film is nothing less than a dream come true. I'm really grateful to the entire team of 'Ventilator', especially producers Priyanka and Madhu, for backing the project and their belief in me," Mapuskar said in a statement.

The arguments over small things with family members, a distant relative suggesting home remedies for hair loss or other problems or parents looking for bride or groom -- the film presents situations faced by most people in India making it easy to connect with it.

Madhu also said: "It is surreal! What started as a dream for Purple Pebble Pictures has turned into reality, and the credit goes to the entire team for making it a huge success. I am grateful to the audience for appreciating the film, which is very close to my heart."

--IANS

sug/rb/bg

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, April 07 2017. 13:54 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU