- Pink won Best Film On A Social Issue National Award
- A most deserving recognition for the entire team, tweeted Big B
- Pink also stars Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang
Here's what Amitabh Bachchan tweeted:
T 2487 - A most deserving recognition for the entire team of PINK .. in particular Tony, Shoojit and Ronnie .. may you ever prosper ! pic.twitter.com/PuZfNsCTPo— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 7, 2017
Shoojit Sircar also hailed the jury's decision and said in a statement: "I would like to humbly thank my entire team for this huge honour. Pink would not have been possible without Mr Amitabh Bachchan and his support and I would like to also thank my friend and Producer Ronnie Lahiri, Director Aniruddha, my writer Ritesh Shah, my lovely cast and crew for coming together with me. I would also like to thank the National Award jury for bestowing one of the most respectable laurels on us, and I feel more responsible now to persevere ahead with the film and its cause. I will not celebrate this Award in the usual manner but will dedicate to taking Pink to larger audiences."
Actresses Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan in the film. Kriti, who will be soon seen in Madhur Bhandarkar's indu Sarkar tweeted:
Pink released in November last year to fabulous reviews.