Directed by Addinath Kothare and produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Paani had won Best Feature Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation at the 66th National Film Awards.
Priyanka expresses her gratitude and happiness on her social media handles. The actress produced the film under her home production Purple Pebble Pictures. Marathi film Paani won Best Film on Environment Conservation. It features Marathi stars Subodh Bhave and Kishor Kadam in the lead roles.
She posted about the phenomenal success of the movie on her Instagram, captioned- “I’m so proud to have produced a special film like Paani. Congratulations to the entire team at @purplepebblepictures @madhumalati @siddharthchopra89 for our second National Award. Big congratulations to @adinathkothare and the entire creative team for bringing this challenging and relevant film to its fruition. My sincere gratitude to the jury for recognising our hard work and awarding Paani with the ‘Best Feature Film on Environment Conservation’. It has given us further impetus to continue on the path of telling the stories we strongly believe in. Paani was our humble attempt at using entertainment to bring focus to the seriousness of the water crisis, which is of grave concern the world over. We are so honoured that the film had an impact and that our efforts have been recognised.”
She wrote, “My sincere gratitude to the jury for recognising our hard work and awarding #Paani with the Best Feature Film on Environment Conservation’. It has given us further impetus to continue on the path of telling the stories we strongly believe in.”
Such an honour to receive the prestigious #NationalFilmAwards for #Paani (Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation).
I cannot believe I wasn’t there to receive this! Thank u @adinathkothare for making such a wonderful movie for us & receiving the award on our behalf… pic.twitter.com/1cFSyuVxcm
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) December 23, 2019
Priyanks’s husband Nick Jonas congratulated her via twitter.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) August 9, 2019
Paani is a story based on real life events that revolves around a village which is drought prone. This is for the second time Priyanka Chopra’s production won a National Award. Apart from Paani, other Hindi films that shine bright at the National Film Awards include Uri: The Surgical Strike, Badhaai Ho, Pad Man and Padmaavat.
Priyanka Chopra produced another national award winning film, “Ventilator” which bagged the national award for Best direction, Best editing and best sound mixing. A big and hearty congrats to Priyanka and her team.