Popular actress Amrita Rao, who played Meenatai Thackeray in the Shiv Sena Chief’s biopic Thackeray with Nawazuddin Siddhique has won the prestigious DadaSaheb Phalke Excellence Award Best Debut Marathi Cinema for her nuanced performance. Thackeray was a blockbuster film released in Marathi and Hindi.. Amrita’s nuanced performance won her accolades from all across, both fans and the hard shelled critics and now she is being conferred with this Prestigious recognition from the Phalke Academy.
Sharing her excitement of winning the award for the second time last being Vivah , Amrita says, “Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema is a Marathi and to receive an award on my Marathi debut is both symbolic and amazing.”
The actress whose always been choosy has been showered with many offers. Speaking about it she shares, “I am getting many offers after I’m back to films after a break and above all people were happy to see me on screen which is the best part. Though only something new and different will excite me because cinema is changing and even the method of acting has changed.”
Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award ceremony will be held on April 20th, 2019.