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First the critical acclaim, then the box-office success and now the industry acclaim! In what could be just the start of an award rich season, ‘Chak De India’, the inspirational sports blockbuster from Yash Raj Films was the big winner at the V. Shantaram Awards. The Shimit Amin directed film won for Best Film, Best Director (Shimit Amin), Best Actor (Shah Rukh Khan), Best Editor (Amitabh Shukla) and Best Sound (Ali Merchant) sweeping aside all competition.
The V. Shantaram Awards are considered a sign of the industry’s recognition for its best achievements and are similar in that to the Oscar awards. It is also unique in the fact that films from all over the country are eligible for the awards.
Said Yash Chopra, Chairman, Yash Raj Films, “We are extremely proud of ‘Chak De India’ and being awarded ‘Best Film’ by jury of distinguished film personalities makes it even prouder. These honours only strengthen our resolve to create unique films that not only resonate with audiences across the country, but also stand the test of time, as I believe ‘Chak De India’ will”.