Updated June 1st, 2024 at 08:16 IST

Anasuya Sengupta Reacts To Best Actress Win At Cannes: It's Really Not A Personal Achievement For Me

The Shameless star Anasuya Sengupta has etched her name in history by clinching the prestigious Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Anasuya Sengupta | Image:Anasuya Sengupta/Instagram
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Anasuya Sengupta scripted history by bagging the best actress honour at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The actress won the award for her performance in the film The Shameless. Days later, she has now reacted to the win. 

Anasuya Sengupta dedicates Cannes win to the country 

Anasuya Sengupta, a 37-year-old actress from Kolkata, bagged the best actress trophy under the Un Certain Regard segment for Bulgarian director Konstantin Bojanov's Hindi language movie The Shameless. The actress scripted history by becoming the only Indian woman to ever bag the honour in the segment. Talking to PTI about the win, Sengupta shared, “I still don't have the right word for it. Maybe like the following Friday, I will know the exact word.”

The actress added, “Everyone feels a sense of pride in my moment of pride and it just elevates that. So it's really not a personal achievement for me... To do it with an entire country, it feels great.” Reacting to other Indian movies and celebrities honoured at Cannes this year, Sengupta shared, “We were a group of 15-20 people, maybe less. But it felt like we were representing a bigger feeling because that bigger feeling is there in our country. There's a sense of everybody feeling happiness in my happiness.” 

Anasuya Sengupta shares pride in Payal Kapadia’s All That We Imagine win 

In the same conversation, Sengupta also shared that she is more proud of Payal Kapadia’s win than hers. Filmmaker Payal Kapadia's All We Imagine As Light became the first film in 30 years to be nominated in the main competition and the first ever from India to win the Grand Prix Award at Cannes. Talking about it Anasuya said, "I am more proud of Payal's win than I am of mine. And I know she and her entire team feel the same way about me and my team... For the rest of the world to see us there together, in support of each other, doing good work, getting recognised, I feel even more happy for that.”

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(With inputs from PTI) 

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Published June 1st, 2024 at 08:07 IST