21
January
2022

Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen bags International Association of Working Women Award for ‘Aarya 2’

21 Jan 2022 | Priya Bhardwaj

Former Miss Universe, and a prominent actor in the Indian film industry, Sushmita Sen has added another feather to her accomplished cap as she recently bagged the International Association of Working Women Award for an outstanding performance by a female actor in a TV series for her show ‘Aarya 2’.

The award was presented by the DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) which is currently underway virtually starting from January 16 to January 30. Sushmita thanked the team of ‘Aarya’ for working tirelessly for the show that is now gaining global recognition.

 

 

The actress, on being awarded the recognition, said in a statement, “I am overwhelmed with all the love and appreciation being showered on ‘Aarya 2’. The entire team has worked strenuously to put together a work of art that would be loved by everyone.”

“It’s euphoric to win the International Association of Working Women Award for an outstanding performance by a female actor in a television series. I would like to thank the organisers of the DC South Asian Film Festival for bestowing this honour on me and the entire team. This is surreal!” she added.

 

 

The 2022 edition of the film fest opened with a book discussion with writer, director, and actor Ananth Mahadevan about his new book ‘Once Upon A Prime Time’ and the Nepali feature film ‘Mahanagar/One Night in Kathmandu’, directed by Mohan Rai. Filmmaker Vishal Chaliha’s Assamese film ‘Sijou’ will be the closing film of DCSAFF 2022 on 30th January 2022. 

DC South Asian Film Festival started in 2012 featuring Shyam Benegal’s classic film ‘Mammo’ as the opening title. The fest is currently in its 10th edition and will feature films from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Canada, and the US and many regional languages.