Mumbai, 8 November: Natkhat, starring and co-produced by Vidya Balan, has won the top prize in the third edition of the Best India Short Film Festival 2020, which makes it eligible for an Oscar nomination. “In a year that has become turbulent, it feels great to have won the first award for our film that went directly to Oscar eligibility. This film is incredibly close to me because it gave me dual roles of actor Opportunity to play and producer, ”said Vidya. Naughty poster: Vidya Balan wants to tell you a story through her short film (see pic).
The film-turned-producer Vidya played the role of a housewife in a patriarchal setting. “Even in these times, creativity and content have found ways to flourish and travel. Through innovation and technology, international festivals and platforms have continued to advance and bridge gaps in new and disruptive ways. We are thrilled to win the festival and qualify. To qualify for Oscar 2021. Ahead, Vidya and I look forward to bringing home an Oscar, “said co-producer Ronnie Screwvala. Vidya Balan’s naughty and actress’s Marathi film Kabaddi to Open Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Vidya Balan featuring short film Natkhat won the winning trophy at ShortsTV’s Best of India Short Film Festival 2020
The film is now eligible for Oscar® consideration pic.twitter.com/i7zHnnHXtk
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The film also won prize money of $ 2,500 (approximately Rs. 1,85,497) and the opportunity for a television broadcast deal on ShortsTV.
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