Filmmaker Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia has been honored by the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2018 with two awards, winning the Best Indie Film and the Best Supporting Performance Award to actress Richa Chadha. The film was also the opening film at the festival.
It has been a strong start for Love Sonia from a well applauded UK premiere to a standing ovation at the Melbourne screening and now bagging the awards.
Actress Freida Pinto too won the diversity award at the festival.
The film also found strong support with popular Bollywood personalities present at the festival including Rajkumar Hirani and Vicky Kaushal.
The film is a hard-hitting story of a 17-year-old girl who risks her life to rescue her sister from the sex trade is shot in India, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.
The film has a strong ensemble cast including Freida Pinto, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Anupam Kher, Adil Hussain, Sai Tamhankar, Sunny Parwar, Demi Moore, Mark Duplass and others.
Love Sonia is scheduled to release in India in September.
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