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Avinash Dwivedi bags best actor award for Ram Kamals ‘Rickshawala’

Bollywood actor and dancer Avinash Dwivedi has won Best Actor award for his first Bengali film Rickshawala, directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
Avinash Dwivedi

Bollywood actor and dancer Avinash Dwivedi has won Best Actor award for his first Bengali film Rickshawala, directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee in Ayodhya International Film Festival in Lucknow on Wednesday. “Rickshawala is very close to my heart not only because I have won the award but it is one of the finest projects, which portrays the dying culture of Kolkata – city of joy. I have played the role of a rickshaw puller and got to know closely about their life and day-to-day struggle to keep alive the traditional vehicle of Kolkata. And I’m so blessed to be a part of this project. I’m thankful to my director Ram Kamal Mukherjee for choosing me to play this character” says elated Avinash. He has also bagged the Screen Best Actor Award for his Bhojpuri cinema Nachaniya.

Bollywood actor and dancer Avinash Dwivedi has won Best Actor award for his first Bengali film Rickshawala, directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
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Ram Kamal Mukherjee says, ” Avinash is one of the finest human beings who has not only trusted my vision but gave his blood and sweat for the character. I am happy to introduce him as an actor in mainstream Indian cinema. I think he truly deserves all the awards and accolades for Rickshawala.” Mukherjee has directed his first film Cakewalk with Esha Deol Takthani, then his second film Seasons Greetings: A Tribute To Rituparno Ghosh with Celina Jaitly and Lillette Dubey. This is his fourth film.

Also read: Filmmaker Ram Kamal to receive Most Influential Content Professional Award

Being a Kolkata boy, Mukherjee has closely seen the rickshaw pullers and their lives. “I used to wonder how these people who are thin, carry people by pulling rickshaw in the busy streets of Kolkata and the by-lanes. Later, I watched Do Bigha Zameen and City Of Joy; I was blown away by how the directors portrayed their characters. It is a small tribute from my side to this dying culture of Kolkata”. 

Producer Aritra Das says, “This film will always remain special for me as a producer because this is my first project in my mother tongue. Secondly, I saw a true actor in Avinash, who has played the title role in our film. In my small carrier span as a producer, I have never come across an actor like Avinash who was so dedicated towards his character and worked with us like a team member without giving any tantrums or starry attitude. He worked in scorching heat and rains for almost a week without any basic facilities, which any actor would ask for. Today when he won the best actor award, I felt happy that his hard work got recognised. I am also happy for Ram Kamal Mukherjee, who won the best director award for Rickshawala. This journey wouldn’t have been possible without my co-producer Gaurav Daga who went out of his way to ensure we face no issues while making this film.

Gaurav Daga, excited and thrilled about the recognition, which Rickshawala got, says, I am extremely happy and delighted to know that Rickshawala won not just one but two awards at this prestigious Ayodhya International Film Festival. Avinash Dwivedi is one of the finest actors and human beings I have ever met and the way he has supported us throughout is just beyond imagination. I am truly blessed to be a part of this project. I always have faith In Ram, who is the captain of the ship, as I have seen him working on this project and how he made his actors comfortable on set. 

Rickshawala is a story about the dying culture of Kolkata and also a tribute to Bimoa Roy’s Do Bigha Zameen and Roland Joffe’s City Of Joy.

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Chandrashekhar Bawankule unveils poster, releases trailer of Nagpur film ‘Aamhi Butterfly’




Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Former Maharashtra Minister and current MLC Chandrashekhar Bawankule unveiled the poster and released the trailer and songs of the upcoming Marathi film – Aamhi Butterfly – at an event held at Deshpande Hall in Nagpur. The film, which has been shot in Nagpur and other parts of Vidarbha, has been directed by Aniiket Limje and produced by Rajesh Rangari and Shrinivas Shiras.

Many child actors who have worked in the movie are from Vidarbha. During the trailer launch, MLA Tekchand Sawakar, actor Girish Pardesi and other actors from the movie, were present. Aamhi Butterfly is going to be released in August 2022.

Above are some of the pictures from the event!

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Ram Kamal Mukherjee named ‘Best Director’ for his short film ‘Ek Duaa’ at IWMBuzz Digital Awards




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Ram Kamal Mukherjee (R) whikle receiving the ‘Best Director’ trophy at IWMBuzz Digital Awards ceremony in Mumbai

Filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee won the ‘Best Director’ award for his short film ‘Ek Duaa’ at the recently held IWMBuzz Digital Awards ceremony at Taj Lands End in Mumbai. The film is produced by Esha Deol Takhtani and Assorted Motion Pictures. Apart from winning the award, it was a special occasion for Mukherjee as two other films he directed also got recognized.

Esha won the ‘Best Actress’ award in the popular categories for her critically acclaimed performance in ‘Ek Duaa.’ After accepting the award, Esha said: “This film is extremely special for me, because I turned producer with this film and I would like to give entire credit to captain of the ship Ram Kamal Mukherjee for bringing such a wonderful subject to me.”

Avinash Dwivedi won the ‘Most Promising Debut’ award for his acclaimed performance in ‘Rickshawala,’ a film directed by Mukherjee. Avinash, who was accompanied by his wife and actor Sambhavna Seth, said: “This is beyond my expectation that today I am getting this recognition as an actor amidst all Bollywood celebrities for my role in Ram Kamal sir’s film Rickshawala. To get honoured for a regional cinema amidst such Bollywood biggie reinforced my faith in good content.”

Gurmeet Choudhary won the ‘Most Popular Actor’ award for his performance in Mukherjee’s film ‘Shubho Bijoya.’ Choudhary said: “Ram Kamal is an amazing story teller. When he narrated this story to me and Debina, we knew that this film will click instantly. I am honoured to receive this award, though the competition was really tough. I thank my fans and jury members who voted for me.”

Other winners at the award ceremony included Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Rakul Preet, Raveena Tandon, Huma Qureshi, Dino Morea, Sikander Kher, Sonu Sood, Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga, Manish Paul and other popular names from the Hindi film industry.

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JUST MARRIED! Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt tie the knot | Check pictures




Radhika Dhawad | Mumbai

The much awaited Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt wedding fans had been eagerly waiting for finally got solemnised today afternoon in the presence of close friends and family members at Ranbir’s residence ‘Vastu’ in Mumbai. Check out some pictures of the same…

Alia took to her social media to write, “Today, surrounded by our family and friends, at home … in our favourite spot – the balcony we’ve spent the last 5 years of our relationship – we got married.

With so much already behind us, we can’t wait to build more memories together … memories that are full of love, laughter, comfortable silences, movie nights, silly fights, wine delights and Chinese bites.
Thank you for all the love and light during this very momentous time in our lives. It has made this moment all the more special.
Ranbir and Alia ✨♥️”

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt

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