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Tannishtha Chatterjee gets Asia Star award for Roam Rome Mein at Busan


She received the award for her directorial debut starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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Actress-turned-director Tannishtha Chatterjee received the Asia Star award for her debut film Roam Rome Mein at the ongoing 24th Busan International Film Festival. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead. 

The award was presented to her jointly by Marie Clarie and Busan International Film Festival in the presence of the team of the film. 

Chatterjee is obviously elated by the honour. Sharing her reaction, she said in an official statement, “It was already a huge moment to have Roam Rome Mein my debut feature as a director in one of the biggest festivals in the word in official selection. On top of this to win the Asia Star award is just the icing on the cake.[I] couldn’t have asked for anything better.” 

Roam Rome Mein also stars Chatterjee herself along with Valentina Corti, Isha Talwar, Francesco Apolloni, Urbano Barberini, Pamela Villoresi and Andrea Scarduzio. 

In a recent exclusive interview with Cinestaan, Chatterjee described the film as "a search film". She added, "The crux of the film is a brother-sister story. He goes to Rome in search of his sister and he meets all these characters. There is an element of romance as well, but the main thread is how he discovers himself, and the change in his thoughts through this journey."

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