Film Happy New Year Director Farah Khan got felicitated at the closing ceremony of the 20th chapter of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) recently. The Golden Royal Bengal Tiger trophy and a cheque of Rs 51 lakh for the best film were given to the winner by Farah Khan and Paul Cox. This was the first time that the festival started a competitive section where 15 films made by women directors were shortlisted and screened.
On this occasion Farah said,
“We women have to work twice as hard to be taken half as seriously as men. Luckily that’s not difficult at all. I hope we outnumber men so much that next time I come here there’ll be a category for films made only by men!”
Grossing over Rs 350 crore worldwide with more than Rs 200 crore net in India itself, HNY is the biggest grosser of 2014 in India.
Produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, HNY starring Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah is the ultimate underdog story where a team of losers win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever! HNY is running strong at the Box-Office in its fourth week in India and overseas.