Vijay Sethupathi has just won big at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne along with Shah Rukh Khan who won an award for ‘IFFM Excellence in Cinema’ and Karan Johar for ‘Celebrating 20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. Vijay won the ‘IFFM Best Actor Award’ for Super Deluxe which also had Samantha Akkineni in the lead role.

In an interview with Pinkvilla, Vijay spoke about how he’s feeling on winning this award and said, “This is the first time I am in Melbourne Australia and I am so happy to be getting an award for this film. I can’t thank my director and Mitu enough. I was begging for the role when the director narrated it to me. I had no idea how to even go about it but I was so interested by the part. I am the kind of actor who doesn’t do much homework. I don’t prepare much so I would go to the set and let spontaneity take over. But my first shot took 50-60 takes because I couldn’t find that character in me. My EP bailed me out – she taught me how to stand like a woman, behave like a woman, get her mannerisms. The character of Shilpa has been a huge learning lesson for me.”

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Vijay Sethupathi On Winning The Best Actor Award At IFFM 2019: “I Was Begging For The Role When The Director Narrated It To Me”

Here is the complete list of the winners:

IFFM Best Short Film: MY NAME IS MOHAMED AND RAGHAD, WE DON’T EXIST HERE ANYMORE by Ali Mousawi

BE MY BROTHER by Genevieve Clay

IFFM Diversity Award: Onir

Telstra People’s Choice Award: Simmba

Celebrating 20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Karan Johar

IFFM Best Director: Sriram Raghavan for ANDHADHUN

IFFM Best Actor: Vijay Sethupathi for SUPER DELUXE

IFFM Best Actress: Tabu for ANDHADHUN

IFFM Best Indie film: BULBUL CAN SING

IFFM Best Film: GULLY BOY

PWC Equality in Cinema award an honorary award) – CHUSKIT & SUPER DELUXE

IFFM Excellence in Cinema – Shah Rukh Khan

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