Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni win IFFM’s Best Actor Awards

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The Family Man, directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, made a splash at the recent Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), with stars Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni taking up the Best Actors award for their outstanding performances in the popular web show’s second season.

The organisers of IFFM held a virtual ceremony on Friday, during which numerous winners were named. Manoj was named Best Male Actor in a Series, while Samantha was named Best Female Actor in a Series.

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Samantha took to Instagram to express her joy about the same, writing, “I am eternally grateful. Thank youuu @rajanddk for seeing beyond the ‘cute girl’ image that many couldn’t see past… as an actor, I dreamed of being given such an opportunity… the chance to play a complex and intense role. #Raji compelled me to dig deep… and I am overjoyed to receive a certificate of approval for the performance today.”

Manoj is also overjoyed to have received the honour at IFFM.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the jury members. We would like to express our gratitude to the whole cast and crew of ‘The Family Man’ for their efforts in bringing this programme to life “He stated this during his acceptance speech at the IFFM’s virtual event.

Vidya Balan and Surya have also been nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film for their respective films ‘Sherni’ and ‘Soorarai Pottru’.


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