Aishwarya Rai Bachchan To Receive The Meryl Streep Award In Washington

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Author : Kanika Shrivastava

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who’s performance was much appreciated in her latest outing, Fanney Khan, will attend the WIFT Awards Gala on September 8 in the evening in Washington, DC.

The actress will be honored with the Meryl Streep Award which is given for an actor’s exceptional work in cinema. The WIFT Gala is hosted by the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF).

According to sources:

“It’s an exclusive affair and very hush-hush. Everything is under wraps as they want to announce Aishwarya’s award at the WIFT India Award Night, hosted by the seventh annual South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) at 7:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Washington, DC. She will attend the WIFT Gala and receive the Meryl Streep Award on the same night. It’s a big award as for the first time an Indian actor will be awarded this honor for their excellence in cinema. In the past, actresses including Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blancette, Sandra Bullock and other Hollywood actresses have been given this award. The film festival (held this time at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD) engages some of the best talents from the world of art cinema and beyond. Aishwarya is planning to wear something very classy and stylish in western wear for the event.”

DCSAFF, 2018 will begin on September 7 at the Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Bollywood films like 5 Rupaiya, starring Shabana Azmi will be showcased on September 7 and 5 Weddings, starring Rajkummar Rao, Bo Derek, Candy Clark, Anneliese Van der Pol and Nargis Fakhri will be showcased on September 9.

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