Hrithik honored with Grand Pix for Jodhaa Akbar

Ashutosh Gowariker's periodic opus Jodhaa Akbar has won the prestigious Grand Pix award at the Golden Minbar, the film festival held every year at Kazan for Muslim cinema in Russia. The film shared the award with an Iranian film, "M for Mother". Hrithik as an emperor Akbar is well appreciated and he has been awarded with the best actor award for his magnificent performance.

"This is wonderful! I am overwhelmed with this news. It is an honor not only for me and my co producer Ronnie Screwvala, but for the entire team of Jodhaa Akbar. And I would like to thank the Jury for it. I am especially happy and proud that Hrithik won the Best Actor.

His portrayal of Akbar is a magnificent one, full of nuances and detailing which is very rarely seen on screen. I would also like to thank the Organizers for including Jodhaa Akbar in The International Film Festival of Muslim Cinema Golden Minbar", said a very honored and grateful Ashutosh Gowariker.