Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been honoured with the esteemed Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival for his excellent contribution to cinema in the global arena.
Rahil Abbas, the Founder & Festival Director of Cardiff International Film Festival, who also hosted the ‘Candid Chat with Nawaz’ expressed his delightful experience with Nawaz.
CIFF India Partner & Facilitator Suhail Sayed walked the red carpet along with Rahil and Nawaz and revealed his experience of the festival. “It’s been an amazing journey with Rahil and Nawaz so far, especially the Gala Night & Candid Chat with Nawaz was outstanding. As a facilitator, I’m honoured here and will soon come up with some extra-ordinary happenings.”
The Gangs of Wasseypur actor took to his Twitter to share an image of him accepting the Golden Dragon Award at the Cardiff International Film Festival in the United Kingdom. The Counsel General of Wales, Mick Antoniw, on Sunday presented the award at CIFF in Cardiff to The Gangs of Wasseypur actor. Hollywood legend Judi Dench was likewise respected with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event.
Nawazuddin took to Twitter and wrote, “Congratulations #DameJudiDench on receiving the Lifetime Achievement award. Thank You Mr. @MickAntoniw1 the Counsel General of Wales, UK & Cardiff International Film Festival for bestowing me with the prestigious Golden Dragon Award.”
The actor has made an imprint universally with Netflix’s Sacred Games, Ritesh Batra’s Photograph and BBC UK’s McMafia. He is the only actor in the world having 8 films being officially selected in five years at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Also, his two series were nominated at the prestigious Emmy Awards.