Bhumi Pednekar to be conferred with Disruptor Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2023

The award recognises Pednekar’s contribution as an actor and her commitment to social issues
Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar will be honoured with the Disruptor Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2023. The award is in recognition of her talent as an actor and for raising awareness about environmental issues like climate change and sustainability. Pednekar will receive the award on August 11. Pednekar will also be part of a special fireside chat with a live audience during the event. 

Sharing her joy on receiving this honour Pednekar said, "I am so grateful for having been awarded as the Disruptor of the year by IFFM. This recognition means a lot to me. Through my work, through the films and roles I take up, the causes that I support and stand up for and for everything I do to champion climate conservation, this is exactly what I strive for - I strive to live a life of impact. I aim at changing society for the better, by championing representation of women in cinema and fighting for gender inclusivity, and working towards achieving environmental stability."

The actor also added, "This acknowledgement by IFFM strengthens my belief that I’m following the correct course and making progress in the right direction. I’m thrilled to celebrate the power of cinema and creative spirit with everyone present at IFFM this year. The film festival’s unwavering dedication to promoting Indian cinema globally and providing a platform for artists to showcase their work is truly commendable."

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