Actress Priyanka Chopra’s maiden Marathi production ‘Ventilator’ bagged the best screenplay award at the 15th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF).
The project was helmed by Rajesh Mapuskar who also wrote the screenplay and received the award for the fun family fiesta film in the on-going festival. ‘Ventilator’ bankrolled by Purple Pebble Pictures was released last year.
"I am overwhelmed to receive my first award at Pune International Film Festival and that too for writing. I am happy international jury has appreciated and honoured our screenplay. It's a proud moment for the team," Mapuskar said in a statement.
Producer and Priyanka's mother Madhu Chopra said she is honoured with the appreciation for their maiden Marathi project.
"It means a lot to me because the subject of the movie is very close to my heart and it was something which we all ? Priyanka and Rajesh truly believed in. The movie has been selected for New York Film Festival too," she said.
(With PTI Inputs)