Mumbai: It’s not the awards season yet, but Vicky Donor‘s director Shoojit Sircar and debutant script writer Juhi Chaturvedi, has already won a filmfare award from industry legend Salim Khan.
Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan, father of actor Salman Khan, loved the newly released film Vicky Donor so much that he gave the director Shoojit Sircar and Chaturvedi one of his Filmfare trophies.
Salim Khan, who has written scripts for many blockbuster movies including Sholay and Don, watched Vicky Donor and called the director to award him with one of his own Filmfare trophies.
“I couldn’t believe it was Salim Khan when I received the call,” Sircar said.
Salim Khan told Sircar that he saw his film with 10 women in the house and they all loved it.
“I don’t know how you made this film. I even spoke to your scriptwriter. Both of you have done a commendable job so I want to give you an award from my side’,” Shoojit Sircar quoted Salim Khan.
While, script writer Chaturvedi said that it was the greatest honour she could have imagined coming from a veteran scriptwriter to a beginner in Bollywood like her. “I have huge respect for Salim saab as a writer myself. I have been working for a very long time now but Vicky Donor was my first commercial film,” she told CNN-IBN.
On being invited, Shoojit Sircar went to Salim’s house where the 76-year-old presented him a Filmfare trophy.
“He said that if this script was offered to him he would have turned it down because he couldn’t have handled such a subject. After giving me the black trophy he asked me to hand it down as a legacy if I like somebody else’s work after some years. It was a very humble gesture on his part,” Shoojit Sircar added.
Vicky Donor, a film based on the concept of sperm donation, stars Annu Kapoor, newcomers Ayushmann Khurana and Yami Gautam.
With inputs from PTI