Aishwarya Rai Bachchan can be described as one personality who is heavily responsible for putting India on the world stage many a time. It should therefore come as no surprise that the actress is to receive Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India Awards’ Meryl Streep Award for Excellence.
Hollywood Reporter states that the award Rai Bachchan will get will be for “distinction in her craft and for expanding the role of women within the entertainment industry”.
The inaugural awards will be taking place in Washington DC on 8th September and will also award Zoya Akhtar as well as a number of others. The filmmaker told the publication, “The Wyler Award is so surreal for me as I grew up in Bombay [Mumbai], got a video player in the eighties and one of the first films I ever saw on it was Ben-Hur”.
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