Manoj Bajpayee wins best actor at New York Film Festival

WION Web Team
Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 15, 2018, 12:05 PM IST

Manoj Bajpayee Photograph:(DNA)

In a major win for Indian actor Manoj Bajpayee, he bagged the Best Actor Award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) for his work in the film “Gali Guleiyan” (In the Shadows).

Exhilarated on his win, Manoj took to Twitter to thank his crew and filmmaker. He posted: "'Gali Guleiyan' gets an honour at New York Indian Film Festival. Congratulations to the team of and the captain Dipesh Jain (director)."


Speaking on the win, filmmaker Dipesh Jain said, “We are elated to hear about Manoj sir’s award at NYIFF. It is an acknowledgement of his stellar performance in the film. We consider ourselves very blessed to have worked with an actor like him who embraces his character so seamlessly and makes it his own. Heartiest congratulations to him once again.”

The film “Gali Guleiyan” is a Hindi psychological drama about a man trapped within the walls and alleys of Old Delhi and his own mind. He attempts to break free to find a human connection. The film boasts of a powerful cast including Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi and Shahana Goswami along with debutant child actor Om Singh.

Produced by Shuchi Jain of Exstant Motion Pictures, “Gali Guleiyan” is expected to release worldwide soon. It has already travelled to over 15 international film festivals.