For the short film Happy Birthday, Bollywood star Anupam Kher won the Best Actor award at the New York City International Film Festival. At the prestigious film festival, the film also won the Best Short Film award.
Happy Birthday, directed by Prasad Kadam and produced by FNP Media, was one of the most awaited short films of the year, starring Anupam and Aahana Kumra.
When asked about the victory, Kher said, “Thank you for this great honour, New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF). It’s an honour to be named Best Actor at such a prestigious film festival. Thanks to director Prasad Kadam and the rest of the team, the credit goes to the entire young team of Happy Birthday and my co-actor Aahana Kumra.”
It feels amazing to win these two awards at an International Film Festival!!” said the film’s co-producer Girish Johar. Anupam Sir is a global symbol, but the more we say about him, the more we fall short. He is a complete GENIUS. Ahaana, who was nominated for best actress, did an outstanding job, he added.
He added: “Also Prasad is an extremely talented Director and was also nominated for best director! He knows his craft fully & has a great future. He has done wonders & will go places. So excited for receiving this honour with the well-knitted Happy Birthday team.”