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Nawazuddin Siddiqui honoured with the Prestigious Golden Dragon Award

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.

‘Dunno Y Love is Love’ to be screened at the Cardiff International film festival

‘Love is Love’, is a trilogy of 11 international Award winning Dunno Y Na Jaane Kyun that stars actors like Zarina Wahab, Kapil Kaustubh Sharma, Yuvraaj Parashar, Kitu Gidwani, Bidita Bag, Mona Ambegaonkar and Shahjahan. ‘Love is Love’ is the only Bollywood film to be screened at the prestigious Cardiff International film festival this year.

When asked actor-producer Yuvraaj Parashar about the screening he said, “It’s an honor that Dunno Y is making India proud Overseas… as it will be screened alongside other talented artists. I am thankful to all the cast and crew members of Love is Love whose hard work and passion has got us to this platform today.” The film also witnesses the debut of Zeenat Aman’s son Zahaan Khan as a music composer.

Till date films like Gangs of Wasseypur has been screened at Cardiff International film festival.

“India is creating some exciting cinema and we at Cardiff International Film Festival are very excited to showcase this at our platform. Dunno Y 3 is one them and we are looking forward to welcome the film, the cast and crew to Cardiff,” says Rahil Sayed the director of Cardiff International film festival.

The film Dunno Y: Love is Love is written and directed by Kapil Kaustubh Sharma and is produced by Yuvraaj Parashar.