Aparnaa Singh’s directorial movie, Irada that released in 2017, has bagged the National Award under the category ‘Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation’. The film stars Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Divya Dutta, Sharad Kelkar and Sagarika Ghatge in pivotal roles and has made a remarkable achievement at the 65th National Film Awards 2017.
The award was distributed by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Mrs. Smriti Irani, Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Mr. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.
Irada is an eye-opening film where the greed of human beings leads to polluting the environment, including the groundwater, and efforts to reverse the same. The film garnered positive response from the critics and audiences.
Expressing her thoughts on this achievement, director Aparnaa said, “It’s an honour to be awarded by a prestigious award, a recognition which inspires me to work relentlessly towards creating great content. Lastly it’s god’s grace and hard work paid off.”
Aparnaa forayed into cinema as a research head for the movie Black Friday, progressing into writing. Aparnaa has written dialogues for Shaurya and co-written for Gulaal. She has previously worked with Tarsem Singh for a Hollywood project The Fall. Getting a national award for her first directorial is truly remarkable!
Well, Aparnaa Singh has raised the bar with such a masterpiece and this National Award has indeed been the most deserved appreciation!
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