Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is on a roll these days – after having many a hearts with his role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’, the movie has also bagged People’s Choice award in the Mondo Genere (World genre) category at the Rome Film Festival.
Made with Kashmir as its backdrop, the film was honoured at the fest, which concluded Saturday.
Shahid Kapoor tweeted about the film’s achievement and said it was first for any Indian movie.
“People’s choice in the main category at the Rome film festival .. A first for an Indian film . #haider . Proud and humbled,” he tweeted.
Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who played Shahid’s love interest in the movie also shared the good news with her fans.
“We WON! #Haider – the 1st Indian film to win the main category of people’s choice award at Rome film festival! So humbled, grateful & proud!”
Haider which was released on October 2 has been going steady on the box office. Since the word-of-mouth was strong in India, the Rs.22 crore-film did good business too.