‘It is a great achievement’, says Javed Akhtar as he invites Grand Prix winner Payal Kapadia for a feast

Payal Kapadia won the second most prestigious prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2024 for her film All We Imagine As Light
‘It is a great achievement’, says Javed Akhtar as he invites Grand Prix winner Payal Kapadia for a feast

Javed Akhtar took to X on Sunday evening to congratulate Payal Kapadia on winning the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival 2024 for her film All We Imagine As Light. He called it a ‘great achievement’ as he also invited her for a meal at his house in Mumbai.

Taking to X, the veteran lyricist wrote, “Dear Payal Kapadia, heartiest congratulations to you. It is a great achievement. Very very proud of you. Do get in touch whenever you are in Mumbai. Shabana and I will love to host you for a meal.”

The Indian film industry has showered praises on Payal and the entire team of All We Imagine As Light as they created history at the festival. Priyanka Chopra Jonas took to her Instagram stories, congratulating the team as she re-shared a photo from the ceremony. Ranveer Singh called it a ‘moment of immense pride’. 

Aditi Rao Hydari wrote a long post on her Instagram recounting the importance of receiving the honour at Cannes. She said, “At a very perplexing time in history where only the noise from my incredible country seems to get amplified, here is an independent film by a first-time director that wins the Grand Prix honour at @festivaldecannes. Please take a moment and let us all stand and applaud this monumental achievement.”

All We Imagine As Light stars Kani Kusruti, Divya Prabha, and Chhaya Kadam in the lead roles. The film explores the aspirations of three women in Mumbai as they navigate their work, lives, and relationships.

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