The winner list of the 69th National Film Awards was announced on Thursday. It saw a lot of Hindi films winning big in the feature film category. Apart from that, Esha Deol starrer short film Ek Duaa also got honoured at this year’s edition.
Esha Deol starrer short Ek Duaa wins at National Film Awards 2023
The short film Ek Duaa released in 2021 and featured Esha in the lead. It is directed by renowned filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee. The achievement is doubly special for Esha. She not only acted in the film, but it also marked her first film as a producer.
The actress’ dedication and hard work has been recognized by the jury. It was a proud moment for Esha as its her first film as a producer and she also won millions of hearts with her performance. The short film Ek Duaa tells a powerful story about female foeticide. Through its compelling storytelling, the film effectively raises awareness about the consequences of this social problem.
Esha reacts to the win
Expressing her joy and gratitude, Esha took to her Instagram to thank people for their love and support. She penned a heartfelt note that read, “Over the moon as my film EK DUAA has won at the 69th NATIONAL AWARDS . As a producer & actor in this film to get this recognition in the non feature special mention award means the world to me. The subject of our film is about female foeticide ,save the girl child & for this to get recognition at the National awards is so overwhelming.”
She further wrote, “I want to thank everyone & specially my fans for their love support prayers & duaas . Congratulations to the entire team of Ek Duaa & specially my director Ramkamal Mukerjee for making this film together with me . Much love & gratitude Esha Deol.”
Ek Duaa marked Esha’s return to acting after a while. Post that, she featured in 2 web series- Ajay Devgn starrer Rudra: The Edge of Darkness and Suniel Shetty’s Hunter Tootega Nahi Todega. Amongst the other big winners at this year’s edition were RRR, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Sardar Udham. Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon and Allu Arjun won this year in the acting categories.
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