Actor Vidya Balan has won many awards as well as love of the audience. She finds it really precious when people appreciate her work. Her award-winning short film “Natkhat” too has left an impact on people’s minds. It is a story of a mother teaching her young son about gender equality and toxic misogyny.
“The story called out to me. It’s so powerful, and the fact that may be it could touch people’s lives and make them think because it’s so relevant,” said Vidya. “Natkhat”, featuring and co-produced by Vidya, had won top prize at the third edition of ShortsTV’s Best Of India Short Film Festival 2020. Now, it is one of the short films eligible for an Oscar nomination.
“I have never dreamt of awards, anything of this sort. So no, I didn’t have an Oscar dream but I am thrilled to know that a film with which I am associated as both an actor and a producer, is now eligible for an Oscar nomination,” she said with excitement.
“It is an acknowledgement and a validation. One for me, the litmus test is always how I feel about what I have done. It is so precious when people appreciate your work. So yes, national, international or universal, I think recognition is important,” said the National Film Award winner. In October, she started shooting in Madhya Pradesh for “Sherni”, The film casts her as a forest officer.
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