Radhika Apte becomes first Indian to win Best Actress award at Tribeca


Radhika Apte has bagged the Best Actress Award in International Narrative Feature for ‘Madly’, at the ongoing Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, ‘Madly’ also starred Satyadeep Mishra.

Anurag took to his Twitter handle to announce the news by writing, "Radhika Apte wins best actress at TriBeCa in dramatic competition for a 20min short from the anthology MADLY beating all feature actresses."

Tribeca's official Twitter handle too congratulated the ‘Badlapur’ actress for her win and posted, “The #Tribeca2016 Award for Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature goes to… @Radhika_Apte in MADLY.”

This is the first time an Indian actress has won the Best Actress award at Tribeca.

'Madly' is a series of six short films about modern-day love directed by as six filmmakers from across the world, including America, Australia, Argentina, Japan, UK and India.

Radhika featured in Indian director Anurag’s 20-minute movie titled 'Clean Shaven’. In the short film, Radhika portrays the character of a timid wife in a patriarchal society. The film speaks about some age-old customs which keeps a 'purdah' between a man and his wife even after being open to each other.

Reportedly, this is the same movie from which the controversial semi-nude clip featuring Radhika had leaked online.

Radhika’s Twitter timeline is being flooded with congratulatory messages by her friends and well-wishers in the film industry.

Arjun Kapoor wrote, “U gotta love it when an actor brings home the [email protected]_apte we are all fans truly MADly deeply...”  

‘Masaan’ actor Vicky Kaushal wrote, “Congratulations @radhika_apte on winning the Best Actress Award at the Tribeca Film Festival for #Madly!”

“Lai Bhaari @radhika_apte - heartiest congratulations,” posted Riteish Deshmukh.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta tweeted, “And many congratulations @radhika_apte !”

Producer Ashvini Yardi posted, “Wow..Congratulations @radhika_apte @anuragkashyap72.”

Radhika thanked them all writing, “So grateful to you @anuragkashyap72 to many more! Love ya.”