New Delhi: Well-known filmmaker Mira Nair's films have always graced many prestigious award functions and her latest offering 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' continues to add to the glory. The film has been awarded the first Centenary Award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), recently held in Goa.
'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', which was also the closing film of the festival, tells the story of a young man chasing corporate success on Wall Street.
Based on the bestselling novel by Mohsin Hamid, the film was presented with a Silver Peacock and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. Ecstatic with the achievement, director Mira Nair said, "As a child of the hundred years of Indian cinema, and as its perpetual student, to be given this first Centenary Award is a huge honour. 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is a global film, but its heartbeat is fierce desi. Shukhriya!"
The film, which is slated to be released in April 2013, boasts of star cast like Kate Hudson, Shabana Azmi and Om Puri. The film has been shot in Lahore, Istanbul, New York, Atlanta and Delhi.