Vijay Singh and Atul Kasbekar speak on NEERJA's National Award triumph
Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios says, “It is a huge honour for Fox Star Studios to have got this incredible recognition from the National Awards picking NEERJA as the Best Film! It's hugely exciting & humbling that we are now the only Studio to have won two National Awards for Best Film (JOLLY LLB and now NEERJA). This recognition gives us further confidence to back great stories and push the envelope on content. As a Studio we are committed to creating content that not only entertains audiences but also makes us proud of our heritage & culture! '
Atul Kasbekar says, “No one could have scripted this. The recognition that NEERJA has got from everywhere is genuinely humbling. Ram Madhvani and I were clear that we'd be achingly honest in its making. Deeply grateful that Fox Star backed us with guts, supported our vision and made every effort to make NEERJA happen. Special thanks to the Bhanot family for their trust and faith. We don't know why they trusted a first time producer and director but we are so grateful that they did.”
Helmed by known name in advertising Ram Madhvani, NEERJA is a touching, moving and inspiring account of the brave heart flight purser Neerja Bhanot who dared her life for the safety of her passengers in 1986.