Salman Khan fans enjoying the Tubelight that hit the theaters, there is one more reason for his fans to enjoy and that news comes from Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). Yes! Salman Khan starrer superhit movie “Sultan” has won the Best Action Movie award at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). This Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer film Sultan is the first Indian film to win this award in China.
Prakash Gupta, Consul General of India, Shanghai, accepted this award on behalf of the movie’s production banner Yash Raj Films (YRF).
The film’s director Ali Abbas Zafar said: “We are very happy with all the love and respect we got at SIFF. Receiving an award under the action category from Jackie Chan is just super special. As a child, he has been one of the most inspiring action stars for me and many Indians.
“‘Sultan’ is about desin, Indian wrestling and it’s raw power. Amidst a selection of brilliant action films that present the most refined martial arts, the film’s win is rewarding, and reflects that a good story based on action has universal appeal.”
Avtar Panesar, Vice President, International Operations, YRF, said: “‘Sultan’ has broken new ground in presenting classic, home-grown Indian action on the big screen. The love from audiences in China is very gratifying, and the top prize at the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week is an achievement that we are proud of.”
Earlier, Zafar in a statement had said, “As a film, ‘Sultan’ is a home-grown story of a fighter and an underdog rooted in our country’s soil. The film’s action reflects this and has won popular opinion over in India. That China, a nation with a proud legacy of cinema and a priceless heritage of classic action and martial arts, has found it suitable to feature in an action competition section is a huge gratification to us.”
Currently, Sultan Director Ali is busy with his next movie Tiger Zinda Hai. Tiger Zinda Hai movie is starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.