64th National Film Awards 2017: Shoojit Sircar vows to take Pink to a larger audience

Pink, produced by Shoojit Sircar, won the Best Film on a Social Issue at the 64th National Film Awards 2017.

IANS April 07, 2017 15:22:53 IST
64th National Film Awards 2017: Shoojit Sircar vows to take Pink to a larger audience

Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, whose production Pink was named the Best Film on Social Issues as the 64th National Film Awards were announced on Friday, says he dedicates the honour to taking the film and its message to a larger audience.

64th National Film Awards 2017 Shoojit Sircar vows to take Pink to a larger audience

Amitabh Bachchan in a still from Pink.

Sircar said in a statement, "I would like to thank the National Film Awards jury for bestowing one of the most respectable laurels on us, and I feel more responsible now to persevere ahead with the film and its cause. I will not celebrate this award in the usual manner, but will dedicate to taking Pink to larger audiences."

The Amitabh Bachchan-starrer raked up a discussion on crimes against women. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the courtroom drama is a contemporary youth-centric film with a strong socially relevant message about the choices young women of today make and about respecting those.

The film - also starring Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra and Dhritiman Chatterjee - stressed upon the message about a woman's decision being respected even if it's a 'no'.

Thanking the team, Sircar said, "I would like to humbly thank my entire team for this huge honour. Pink would not have been possible with Mr Amitabh Bachchan and his support. I would like to also thank my friend and producer Ronnie Lahiri, director Aniruddha (Roy Chowdhury), my writer Ritesh Shah, my lovely cast and crew for coming together with me."

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