Indian actors Irrfan Khan and Tillotama Shome were named the best actors at the recently concluded International Film Festival of Queensland (IFFQ) in Australia, for their performances in `Qissa`. The movie also won the best director award for Geneva-based Anup Singh.
Be it a non-Bollywood or a crossover actor tag, Tillotama Shome wants to steer clear of labels and says she`d rather take "unconscious" calls that help her "think global and act local" in her film career.
Away from home, yet so near - thanks to movies. NRIs, mostly middle-aged, used the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) platform to catch up on classics like `Pyaasa` and `Garm Hava` as well as new ones like `Qissa` and `Goynar Baksho`.
Indian actor Irrfan is a star in his own right and it was evident at the ongoing Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) where he got a warm welcome from the viewers who came for the Middle East premiere of his Punjabi film `Qissa`.