Radhika Apte, who's made an impact with films like Shor In The City (2011), Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015) and Badlapur (2015), has won the prestigious Best Actress (in international narrative) award at the ongoing Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Radhika has won the honour for Madly, a film that is an amalgamation of six stories portraying contemporary love by six directors from around the world. Radhika appears in the 20-minute segment called Clean Shaven which has been directed by Anurag Kashyap. This is the same short whose clip, featuring a semi-nude Radhika, had leaked online a few months ago, triggering a controversy.
This is the first time an Indian actress has won the Best Actress award at Tribeca, whose previous winners include Zoe Kazan, Hanna Murray and Rachel Mwanza, among others.
— Tribeca (@Tribeca) April 21, 2016
Predictably, Radhika was flooded with messages from well-wishers from the industry.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 22, 2016
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 22, 2016
— T.A.N.U.J. G.A.R.G. (@tanuj_garg) April 22, 2016
— Ashvini Yardi (@AshviniYardi) April 22, 2016
And the amazing woman that Radhika is, she thanked her director Anurag Kashyap.
— Radhika Apte (@radhika_apte) April 22, 2016
Here's the full list of winners from Tribeca.
And well done, Radhika!
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