Shoojit Sircar wanted Big B to win National award for 'PINK'

Mumbai [India], Apr. 8 (ANI): Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who is currently on cloud nine after his venture 'PINK' won the National Award for the Best Film On Social Issues at the 64th National Awards, says he was hopeful superstar Amitabh Bachchan would get a recognition for the flick.

"I was hoping Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, writer of the film Ritesh Shah would get a mention as well but whatever the jury has decided, I respect their decision. But I was genuinely wishing Bachchan sir would win because he actually believed in the flick," said Sircar.

This is the fourth consecutive time that the 'Piku' director has won the National Film Award.

"It is a very prestigious award and it matters more than the popular awards because your real work gets recognised on this platform. 'PINK' has been a very important film. Hence, I am happy and even feeling quite responsible and satisfying that finally the film got recognition in National Award."

He further added, "Getting an award for a film on social issues makes us even more responsible. You get a feeling that the issue you tried to tackle with the movie has been fulfilled to some extent. It then gives us immense courage and confidence."

Starring Big B, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra and Dhritiman Chatterjee, the courtroom drama stressed upon the message about a woman's decision being respected even if it's a "no". (ANI)