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Radhika Apte Declared Best Actress At Tribeca, A First For An Indian

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Radhika Apte at 'Madly' Premiere - 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images)

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.

Predictably, Radhika was flooded with messages from well-wishers from the industry.

And the amazing woman that Radhika is, she thanked her director Anurag Kashyap.

Here's the full list of winners from Tribeca.

And well done, Radhika!


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