Supriya Pathak thanks viewers for appreciating her work

IANS| Updated: Jan 17, 2014, 22:21 PM IST

Mumbai: Actress Supriya Pathak is elated after winning an award for her negative role in `Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela` and thanked the audience for appreciating her work.

The film, which featured Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as the lead pair, saw Supriya as Deepika`s authoritative mother and the role fetched her best actress in a negative role award at the 9th Renault Star Guild Awards.

"I feel very happy that the audience appreciated me (in `Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela`) and liked my work," Supriya told reporters Thursday at the award ceremony here.

"Audiences accept in every character that I play and I am really thankful to them. It is really beautiful," added the actress who also portrayed a grey character in TV show "Chhanchhan".

Supriya, daughter of theatre stalwart Dina Pathak, started her career with a supporting role in Shyam Benegal`s "Kalyug" in 1981 and after that she featured in many films like "Bazaar" and "Vijeta".

In recent times she was seen in films like "Sarkar" and her husband Pankaj Kapoor`s directorial debut "Mausam".

Supriya is happy about more and more women centric films being made and said: "Now the actresses are having a lot more opportunity to perform lot more interesting kind of characters."

She feels "it`s needed and it is great".

Apart from "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela", films like "Dedh Ishqiya" and forthcoming saga "Gulaab Gang" talk about women empowerment.

Meanwhile, Supriya will next be seen in Danis Tonovic`s "White Lies" and Dia Mirza`s "Bobby Jasoos".