The air in front of a power packed audience was filled with Smita Gondkar‘ s incredible international acclaim and everyone speaking with a lot of pride and honour for the Marathi film industry. While in the past she has been capturing the imagination of the audiences world wide but with this recognition, she has become an inspiration for every aspiring talent in the regional as well as the Bollywood film industry who identifies with her drive, passion and charisma. This rise to global stardom from a successful Marathi industry star is providing a lot of recognition to Smita Gondkar across a lot of International film festivals..
Smita Gondkar says ” I am over the moon to receive the Best Actress award for the feature film Mr. & Mrs. Unwanted at ALTFF 2017- Alternative Film Festival Spring 2017, Toronto, Canada . It is a team effort & along with my producer, Executive producer Pramod Mohite, director and the Dop, I want to thank all the technicians including the make up team, the catering team, the spotboys, the lighting men, and every member of the crew who have contributed in my success. But most importantly, I am humbled that people feel and have acknowledged that I have made Marathi cinema more relevant and prominent internationally and this feeling is my real award at the ALTFF, Toronto, Canada.”
“The real sense of achievement lies in bringing pride to the Marathi film industry and my country on an international platform and I thank everyone who has worked with me and mentored me to have contributed to make all of this happen.”