Zee Studios received top honours at the 18th edition of New York Indian Film Festival for its Marathi film Nude directed by Ravi Jadhav. The critically acclaimed and commercially celebrated social drama bagged two awards — Best Film and Best Actress (Kalyanee Mulay) – at the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival this year.
Starring Kalyanee Mulay, Chhaya Kadam and Naseeruddin Shah in a special appearance, the movie revolves around a mother who poses as a nude model for students of an art college, to fund her son’s education.
Speaking on the occasion, Mangesh Kulkarni, Marathi Film Division’s Business Head, Zee Studios, shared, “We are ecstatic with the kind of response our film Nude got post it’s screening at NYIFF and especially proud for it to have bagged both Best Film and Best Actress awards. The award does not belong only to Nude but to everyone who dare to tell extraordinary stories through cinema.”
Commenting on the win, director Ravi Jadhav, said, “I am overwhelmed to receive this honour on Mother’s Day. The film has always stood tall against all odds and there is a remarkably rugged renaissance across Marathi cinema. It is a triumph of an art.”