Sanya Malhotra clinches Best Actress award for 'Mrs' at NYIFF

Wednesday, 05 Jun, 2024
In the film, Sanya Malhotra plays a woman torn between traditions and her own aspirations. (Photo courtesy: Netflix India)

Bollywood actress Sanya Malhotra has won the Best Actress award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2024 for her exceptional performance in the film ‘Mrs’. Directed by Arati Kadav, the film is the official Hindi remake of the pathbreaking Malayalam film ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’ (2021), starring Nimisha Sajayan and Suraj Venjaramoodu.

Director Arati Kadav announced the news on Instagram, expressing her elation: “Thrilled beyond words. The Best Actress! @sanyamalhotra_ @nyindianfilmfest.” Sanya Malhotra shared this post on her Instagram stories, adding, “Yay! Thank you, @nyindianfilmfest I can’t wait for everyone to watch Mrs”

‘Mrs’ is produced by Jyoti Deshpande, Pammi Baweja, and Harman Baweja. The story revolves around Malhotra’s character, who faces the pressures and expectations of marital life. As she navigates her role as a wife, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, challenging societal norms and striving to find her own voice.

The film has been a favorite at various film festivals, with Malhotra’s performance particularly standing out. Her portrayal of Richa, a woman torn between tradition and her own aspirations, has resonated deeply with audiences and critics alike.

The actress had previously shared her excitement about the nomination, stating, “It is a proud moment for me that ‘Mrs.’ has been chosen as the closing film for NYIFF. Playing Richa, a character grappling with the delicate balance between tradition and ambition, was an immense honor and responsibility. It embodies the struggles of so many Indian women. Our endeavor to breathe life into this story has been incredibly rewarding, and I am eagerly awaiting to share it with the world.”

The award-winning actress will next be seen in ‘Sunny Sanskari Ki Tulsi Kumari’. This film, written and directed by Shashank Khaitan, marks her first collaboration with both Khaitan and Dharma Productions. ‘Sunny Sanskari Ki Tulsi Kumari’ is ready to release in theaters on April 18, 2025.

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