The National Award winner and celebrated TV-film actress Neena Gupta has recently won double accolade at Indian International Film Festival of Boston. The Badhaai Ho actor has won Best Actress award for her film The Last Color, and the film also won the Best Feature Film award as well.

The 60-year-old Gupta is an inspiration to many. Recently, she took to Instagram to thank her fans for showering love and support. The world-renowned chef Vikas Khanna made a directorial debut with The Last Color. The film breaks silence over taboo surrounding widows in Vrindavan and Varanasi in India.

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#Repost @vikaskhannagroup ・・・ Super proud of our big victory at #IIFFB2019, BOSTON tonight. Best Feature Film – The Last Color Best Actress – Neena Gupta Thank you all for your love and support. Chicago Premiere – 20th Sept @csaffestival – Opening Night Film. Washington D. C. Premiere – 22nd Sept @dcsaff – Closing Night Film. @neena_gupta @jitendra__siffcy @vishygo @thelastcolorfilm

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Key Takeaways:

  • Neena Gupta won Best Actress award for her film The Last Color at Indian International Film Festival of Boston. The film also won the Best Feature Film award.
  • World-renowned chef Vikas Khanna made a directorial debut with The Last Color. The film breaks talks about taboo surrounding widows in Vrindavan and Varanasi in India.
  • The Last Color made its first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival where the first look was unveiled. Since then numerous screenings took place at various film festivals in the world including New York Indian Film Festival 2019 and Indie Meme Film Festival among others.

The film made its first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival where the first look was unveiled. Since then numerous screenings took place at various film festivals in the world including New York Indian Film Festival 2019 and Indie Meme Film Festival among others.

Gupta is well-known for her memorable performances in television serials of yesteryear like ‘Saans’ and ‘Buniyaad’. Both known for their intelligent and unconventional storytelling. She won the 1993 National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film also and in 1994, Gupta was honoured with the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Woh Chokri.

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As reported by Hindustan Times, she revealed that although she has always looked forward to play the roles of strong women, she also wanted to play the damsel in distress. “I have always received roles of strong women from the beginning. The media had built my perception of being a strong woman because of my personal life. I wanted to play the damsel in distress, but I wasn’t given an opportunity to explore that kind of a character,” she said.

Gupta is one celebrity who always opts to give an unbiased opinion. Speaking of her recent project, the kickass woman that she is, Neena said, “I usually don’t get the movies I audition for. With Badhaai Ho, I loved the script but was anxious that someone else might get the role. I didn’t audition for the role, and I didn’t even know the director. Later when I met (director) Amit Sharma, I begged him to give me the role because I really wanted to play it, and after four or five of our meeting, I got selected. I was extremely happy.”

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