Sandesh Gour who was last seen in the Bollywood romantic movie Meeradha in the lead is on cloud 9 these days. The reason is his debut movie Meeradha got him the Critics Award for Acting in National Category at the recently concluded Darbhanga International Film Festival 2017. This good news comes out of the blue as he was least expecting to win the same and that too in his debut film.
Speaking to media from his hometown Nagpur where he has gone to meet his family, he says: “I am really happy and super excited as this is my first ever award for acting. Though in the earlier past my short fiction Muafinaama (directed by Mohan Das under the banner of Eon Films) did win not one but two Best Films awards (I was playing the lead in the same), I did not win any awards to my credit. But this gets me my due and that too in the National Category for a feature film. What else can I ask for?”
Though Sandesh wasn’t there to receive the award personally, the same will reach him in a few days, he said. “The Award will reach me in a few days and I’m waiting for it. Though I'm super excited but I feel sad too, because I couldn’t attend the award ceremony due to my prior commitments and shooting schedule.”
Sandesh who is working in the Film and television industry from last 5 years has few films that will be released in 2017, in which he has acted in lead and parallel lead. He is happy that his passion, hard work and dedication towards his acting has started paying him dividends. He thanks his parents for their ever supportive and encouraging nature that has helped him pursue his dreams of making his mark in the entertainment world. At the same time, he heartily reciprocates his thanks to all cast and crew of Meeradha, his acting teachers as well as those who have been a support pillar in his journey. He also wants to say “A big thanks to the jury members of DIFF for honouring me with such a big honour for my acting skills.”