Tigmanshu Dhulia won the best director award for Paan Singh Tomar movie at the 11th Norway Bollywood Film Festival at Loreskog cinema center in Oslo on 17 September 2013.
While filmmaker Rahul Mittra bagged the Best Producer award for his Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Jimmy Sheirgill got the best actor award for the same film.
About the film
Paan Singh Tomar is Indian biographical film (2012) based on the true story of an athlete Paan Singh Tomar employed by the Indian Army and who won a gold medal at Indian National Games, but was forced to become a notorious bandit.
The film is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and produced by UTV Motion Pictures. Irrfan plays the title role, with Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui portraying supporting roles.
About Norway Bollywood Film Festival
Norway Bollywood Film Festival aimed to create cultural understanding within people living in Norway, and help to increase the cultural exchange in Norway. The film festival inaugurated in 2003.
Each year the Bollywood Film festival is held at Oslo, Norway and features a rich mix of film programs designed to build and support the growing interest in the Indian entertainment industry. This includes programming that cultivates an audience for Hindi films while supporting the cause of promoting Indian films in the country.
The festival is one of the biggest film festivals in Scandinavia, attracting hundreds of Indians, Pakistanis and Norwegians each year, apart from top names from Bollywood.
Who: Tigmanshu Dhulia
When: 17 September 2013