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Bhumi Pednekar wins Face of Asia award at Busan International Film Festival

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Seoul: Actress Bhumi Pednekar has won the Face of Asia Award at the 24th edition of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), and she is very “proud of it”.

Seen in a blue and peach ensemble, Bhumi accepted the award with grace. Talking about the win she said, “I am humbled and very touched that my work has resonated with audiences and critics in Busan. It’s my first international win so I am very proud of it. I have aspired to act in films that have something important to say and have worked sincerely to deliver convincing performances. I hope to be part of brilliant cinema that will be liked and remembered fondly in future.”

She also thanked her film’s director Alankrita Shrivastava and producers Ekta Kapoor and Ruchikaa Kapoor “for this great opportunity”.

She also took to her social media to share the win with fans and friends. In one of the posts, Bhumi went on to say she was trembling on stage and her speech, “didn’t turn out the way it sounded in my head.. Suddenly I felt like the room was boiling hot and I had dinosaurs in my stomach. But even though I was a nervous wreck I connected with each and every person in that room…that’s the beauty of cinema is beyond borders, language, ethnicities, caste, religion, or any societal bias. This year BIFF celebrated ending any discrimination. This was such an enriching experience, to be able to share stage and life with such brilliant and talented names globally.”

Apart from “Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare”, Bhumi will be next seen in “Saand Ki Aankh”, “Bala”, “Pati Patni Aur Woh” and “Bhoot – Part One: The Haunted Ship”.

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Kangana’s 1st look as Air Force pilot in ‘Tejas’ goes viral

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Mumbai: Kangana Ranauts first look as an Air Force pilot in her upcoming flick “Tejas” has taken the internet by storm.

On Monday morning, Ronnie Screwvala’s production house RSVP movies shared Kangana Ranaut’s first look from “Tejas” on Twitter where she can be seen posing in front of a fighter jet. In the movie, Kangana will be seen in the avatar of an Air Force pilot and her first look is already winning hearts of netizens.

The tweet reads: “Soaring high into the sky! Presenting the first look of #KanganaRanaut as an Air force Pilot in #Tejas. @KanganaTeam @RonnieScrewvala #SarveshMewara @nonabains.”

Directed by Sarvesh Mewara, “Tejas” will be RSVP’s second film which pays a tribute to the Indian military after the immensely success “Uri: The Surgical Strike” which released in January last year.

Informing about the movie, Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel tweeted: “#Tejas it’s not only a fighter jet but also Kangana’s name in the film, she always wanted to play a soldier and her dream came trues, after Manikarnika another war film but this time action will be in the sky, Jai Hind.”

Netizens are loving the actress’ look as an Air Force officer as a result of which, the hashtags #KanganaRanaut and #Tejas are trending on Twitter since Monday morning.

“Tejas” will go on floors very soon and is slated to release in April 2021.

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