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Swara Bhaskar wins best actress for “Nil Battey Sannata” in China

Indian film actress Swara Bhaskar has won the Best Actress award at a film festival in the capital city of Fujian territory for playing a mother to an adolescent in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s directorial “Nil Battey Sannata” (The New Classmate).

The “Tanu Weds Manu” actress won the honor at the second Silk Road International Film Festival, which finished yesterday, as per state owned China Radio International.

“Swara is an amazing actress. She had to put on eight kg for the role. She went to Agra and studied the local culture. She had to take up two months of training. She’s not a mother and she plays one in the film. She had to calm down. She even went for meditation and yoga,” Tiwari had told IANS earlier.

At the fest, Hong Kong whiz Andy Lau was recompensed the Best Actor prize for his role in “Saving Mr. Wu”.

The grant of Features Films of 2015 went to three motion pictures, including “Sparing Mr Wu”, Russian movie “Puppet Syndrome” and “Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass” from Vietnam.

The ambassador of the Silk Road Film celebration- Jackie Chan, said that he trusts the Festival can draw global attention and turn into the Chinese equivalent to the Oscars.

“I hope the Silk Road International Film Festival will make progress year by year and draw attention from worldwide. And more and more people from other nations would take part in the festival in the future. Oscar is a very important global award. I hope the Silk Road festival would learn from it and become the ‘Chinese Oscar'”.

The Best Animated Film honor went to “The Monkey King: Hero is Back” and the Best Documentary Award was taken by “In the Underground”.

The Silk Road film fest has consented to an aggreement with Busan International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival.

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