UTV's Udaan nominated for Best Children's film at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

MUMBAI: India‘s Udaan has found way to the 4th Annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards and will be wrestling with four other international releases for a winning position in the Best Children‘s Feature Film category that will be decided in Gold Coast, Australia, on the night of 2 December.

Boy from New Zealand, Bran Nue Dae from Australia, Shui Yuet Sun Tau (Echoes of the Rainbow) from Republic of China- Hong Kong and Digari (The Other) from the Islamic Republic of Iran are Udaan‘s rivals.

The other four nominations where India stands out include individual performances in different categories.

Tejaswini Pandit is nominated in the best actress category for her performance in Marathi film I am Sindhutai Sakpal while Atul Kulkarni stands a chance to win the best performance by an actor award for Marathi film Natarang.

Also, in the cinematography category, Sudhir Palsane (Vihir) and Santosh Sivan and V. Manikandan (Raavan) have been nominated.

"Asia Pacific Screen Awards is considered to be the Oscars of the East, and is the most prestigious awards platform in the APAC region. With Udaan being nominated in the Best Children‘s Feature Film category, we couldn‘t be more ecstatic that the young audiences and the jury from the Asia Pacific region have loved and appreciated the movie like the audiences in other major markets" said Vikramaditya Motwane, director of Udaan, a film co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures, Anurag Kashyap and Sanjay Singh.

APSA is an initiative of the Queensland government, Austria in collaboration with UNESCO and FIAPF - International Federation of Film Producers‘ Associations.

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