Superstar Aamir Khan starrer, Dangal, was awarded the Best Asian Film at the 7th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards. The AACTA is the Australian equivalent of the Oscars and the British Academy of Film And Television (BACT.)
The primary role of the AACTA is to recognise, encourage, promote and celebrate film and television excellence in Australia through the nation’s highest screen accolades. Dangal is based on the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters Geeta and Babita to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers.
Dangal stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Sakshi Tanwar and Suhani Bhatnagar. Aamir Khan could not have been prouder at the awards. Check out Shabana Azmi’s tweet here!
DANGAL wins Best Asian Film at AACTA. Congratulations Team Dangal. With Russel Crowe Chairman of the jury. It was a unanimous decision 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/xXfixEgT0R
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) December 6, 2017