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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan bags IFFAA award for Sarbjit

News Agencies | Updated on: 6 March 2017, 17:32 IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been recently honoured with the best actress award for her performance in 'Sarbjit' at the International Film Festival and Awards of Australia (IFFAA).

In the biopic, the 43-year-old actress portrayed Dalbir Kaur, a sister, fighting against the system to bring back his brother from Pakistan jail.

Though the movie gained mixed reactions, Aishwarya received a huge recognition for her role.

Critic and Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, 'Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wins best actress for Sarbjit at IFFAA, Australia... Kudos to Omung Kumar, Bhushan Kumar, Sandeep Singh, Vashu Bhagnani'.

'Sarbjit,' based on the story of Sarbjit Singh, an Indian national who was punished by Pakistan's Supreme Court on charges of spying.

The Omung Kumar directed movie also starred Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda and Darshan Kumar.

Reportedly, Aishwarya might share screen with husband Abhishek Bachchan in Anurag Kashyap's next. However, no official confirmation has been received yet.


First published: 6 March 2017, 17:33 IST