Richa Chadha-Ali Fazal's production 'Girls will be girls' wins big at Sundance Film Festival; actor-duo reacts

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal expressed their elation as their maiden production 'Girls will be girls' won it big at the Sundance Film Festival 2024.

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In a historic moment for cinema, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal's debut production, "Girls Will Be Girls," has achieved a remarkable feat at the Sundance Film Festival 2024, emerging as the breakout film and bagging two prestigious awards. The film not only garnered praise from critics but also secured the coveted Audience Award in the World Dramatic Entry category and the Special Jury Award for Lead actress Preeti Panigrahi.

In a joint statement, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal expressed their elation, stating, "We embarked on this journey with 'Girls Will Be Girls' with courage, and the overwhelming response at Sundance has been the stuff of dreams! This experience reinforces our belief in the power of storytelling and the need to champion diverse narratives that resonate globally."

The couple added, "As actors, we've always craved powerful stories but getting those opportunities wasn't always in our hands. That's why it's heartening to see our new actors receiving this global acclaim. This recognition motivates us to continue pushing boundaries and telling new stories."

Following the film's triumph at Sundance, Richa Chadha took to Instagram to share a heartfelt video capturing the emotional moment on stage. The actress expressed her joy with an emotional caption, "We WON!!! Hence my ugly crying face. Not one but two awards! The 1- Audience Award for #girlswillbegirls in the World Dramatic Entry category and the 2- Special Jury prize for our lovely lead @preetiwooman. What even is happening, this is our first production @alifazal9 ???"

Richa went on to congratulate the entire team and revealed another win for the Indian documentary "Nocturnes" at the festival. Ali Fazal, equally thrilled by the achievement, shared photos from Sundance and remarked, "Our first production indeed so a big big shout out to the whole production team. Yes, but so many learnings and some wins."

In the spirit of positivity, Ali Fazal expressed gratitude to the Sundance jury members and celebrated the victory as a way to mark Republic Day. 

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