Monday, June 16, 2014

Geetanjali Thapa calls on Governor

GANGTOK, 15 June: Sikkimese actor Geetanjali Thapa, who recently won a National Award for her film ‘Liar’s Dice’, called on Governor Shriniwas Patil at Raj Bhavan on Saturday, 14 June.
The Governor extended warm greetings and congratulated her on the wonderful achievement which has made Sikkim proud.
A press release from Raj Bhavan informs that during interaction with the National Award winning actor, the Governor enquired about her work in the film industry and encouraged her to work hard to sustain in the industry.
Assuring the actor all possible help to establish herself in the industry, the Governor also suggested that Geetanjali try her hand at commercial cinema of Hindi, Marathi, Telegu and Tamil film industry for better economic viability.
The Governor also urged her to learn Urdu for better diction in Hindi which is a critical component in dialogue delivery and acting.
While thanking the Governor for his blessings and kind words of encouragement, the actor said that she will try her best to get herself recognised in the commercial arena of the industry so that it will be easier for aspiring actors from Sikkim to pursue their dreams, the release mentions.
It may be mentioned that Geetanjali has acted in many films including White Lies, I.D, Liar’s Dice, Monsoon Shootout, That Day After Everyday besides doing commercials for popular brands such as L’oreal, Maggi, Boroplus and Moov so far in her short illustrious acting career which started in the year 2010. Her films have also featured in various international film festivals and have won many awards and critical acclaim. These awards include Best Actress for ‘Liar’s Dice’ in New York Indian Film Festival 2014, Best Performance for ‘I.D’ in Los Angeles Film Festival 2013, and Best Actress for ‘I.D’ in Imagine India International Film Festival, Madrid 2013. Besides, her film ‘Monsoon Shootout’ has featured in Cannes Film Festival 2013, ‘Liar’s Dice’ in Sundance Film Festival 2014 and ‘I.D’ in Busan Film Festival 2012.
The Governor extended best wishes for her career and that she would continue to shine bringing more laurels to Sikkim in the days to come, the release adds.

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