Chennai: Actress Ritika Singh, who won a National Award under the Special Mention category for her performance in Tamil sports drama Irudhi Suttru, said that the award is equivalent to an Oscar.
- Irudhi Suttru was directed by Sudha Kongara.
- Irudhi Suttru also featured R Madhavan.
- The film also released in Hindi as Saala Khadoos.
"I'm speechless. This is like bagging an Oscar award. I need to thank the entire team of Irudhi Suttru for this honour. To be bestowed upon with such an award for your first film means a lot, and I consider this as an impetus to do better work," Ritika told IANS.
Directed by Sudha Kongara, the film also featured R Madhavan.
In the film, Ritika played a fisherwoman who gets an opportunity to be trained in boxing by former champion, played by R Madhavan.
"Director Sudha and Madhavan need to be specially thanked. I wouldn't have come this far if they would not have supported me and had faith in me," she said.(Also Read: Ritika Singh on Bollywood Journey. Saala Khadoos Madhavan Helped)
Ritika is currently shooting for Tamil film Aaandavan Kattalai with Vijay Sethupathi.