This year, IFFM bestowed upon Shah Rukh Khan the ‘Excellence In Cinema’ award.
The annual Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2019 took place last night at the iconic Palais Theatre. This year, IFFM bestowed upon Shah Rukh Khan the ‘Excellence In Cinema’ award.
Accepting his award, Shah Rukh said, “Awards are odd because, to me, an art form being judged for its quality feels counter-intuitive. Art is an expression and cinema is the ability to create emotions and share experiences through stories. When you are making a movie, you can change a lot by changing the angle of the light and it strikes you that life is a lot like that as well. It’s these simple things that can alter your journey and make your story worth telling. It’s not the awards you get, it’s just the part of the creative process that is an exhilarating experience for an artist.”
Apart from SRK, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy walked away with the Best Film honour, whereas Vijay Sethupathi won the Best Actor for his widely acclaimed film Tamil film Super Deluxe and Tabu was named Best Actress for her performance in Andhadhun.