'Judging an art form feels counter-intuitive': SRK honoured with Excellence In Cinema award at IFFM 

Tabu, Zoya Akhtar, Sriram Raghavan bag top honours at IFFM

author_img Ayesha T Published :  09th August 2019 06:33 PM   |   Published :   |  09th August 2019 06:33 PM

SRK poses for his fans on the IFFM stage

It was a gala night at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards on Thursday. Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy was awarded the Best Film, Vijay Sethupathi won the Best Actor for his widely acclaimed film Tamil film Super Deluxe and Tabu was named Best Actress for her performance in Andhadhun and Sriram Raghavan won Best Director for the same film.  
See full gallery of the awardees here

IFFM also recogninsed superstar Shah Rukh Khan with the Excellence In Cinema Award. SRK, said, “Thank you all of you in Melbourne. It’s an honour and privilege for me. Awards are odd because to me judging an art form for its quality feels counter intuitive. Art is an expression and cinema is the ability to create emotions and share experiences through stories. To be an actor, is to live to know that each one is a mere illusion. When you are making a movie you can change a lot by changing the angle of the light and it strikes you that life is a lot like that as well. It’s the simple things that can alter your journey and pondering makes your story worth telling. I shot a film here 12 years ago and it was a straightforward film about a man who has lost hope in life picks on a team of girls and then they go on to win a world championship. This city had the simplicity I had seen nowhere else. When you get older like me, you realise things. I realised that film changed my life. It’s not the awards you get, it’s just the part of creating process that is an exhilarating experience for an artiste.”

Here’s the complete list of winners 

IFFM Best Short Film : My Name is Mohamed and Raghad, We Don't Exist Here Anymore by Ali Mousawi
Be My Brother by Genevieve Clay

IFFM Diversity Award: Onir

Telstra People’s Choice Award: Simmba

Celebrating 20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Karan Johar

IFFM Best Director : Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun

IFFM Best Actor : Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe

IFFM Best Actress : Tabu for Andhadhun

IFFM Best Indie film : Bulbul Can Sing

IFFM Best Film : Gully Boy

PWC Equality in Cinema award an honorary award) - Chuskit and Super Delux

IFFM Excellence in Cinema - Shah Rukh Khan