Alia Bhatt was named Best Actress at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival on Monday. The actor played the titular character in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi last year. She also met up with veteran actor Rekha at the event in Mumbai. Rekha also received a special award for her ‘Outstanding Contribution In The Film Industry’.
The two then posed together for the paparazzi with their trophies on the red carpet.
The actor was dressed in a white saree, while Rekha wore a golden saree and her hair was tied up in her signature bun with a gajra (flower garland) on top. Along with Alia, her husband Ranbir Kapoor also won the Best Actor award as Shiva for the film Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva. But he was not in the city to pick his trophy.
Alia had a blockbuster 2022 and appeared in four films last year. After Gangubai Kathiawadi, she made her Telugu debut with SS Rajamouli’s RRR in which she acted as Sita opposite Ram Charan. She also made her debut as a producer with the Netflix film Darlings. She played the role of an abused wife in the film directed by Jasmeet K Reen. Shah Rukh Khan was also a co-producer of the film.
The actor was last seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva with Ranbir Kapoor. He played the role of Shiva while Alia played his love interest, Isha. The fantasy adventure film also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, Nagarjuna and featured Shah Rukh in a special cameo.