Pankaj Tripathi got the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Male) for his performance in Mimi. The actor expressed his desire to devote this prize to his late father. On August 21, his father died in Bihar. He was 99.
Reacting to his National Award win, Pankaj Tripathi said in a statement, “This is unfortunately a period of loss and grieving for me. If Babuji was around, he would have been really happy for me. When I first got the National award mention, he was very proud and pleased. This National Award I dedicate to him and his spirit. I’m who I’m today because of him.”
He also congratulated her co-star Kriti Sanon as she bagged the National Award for Best Actress for Mimi. He added, “I’m in loss of words due to this time but I’m happy and grateful to the team. Kriti also has won the Best Actress, so a huge congratulations to her.”
Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi received a lot of praise for their roles in Mimi.
Mimi is a Hindi version of Samroudhhi Porey’s Marathi film, Mala Aai Vhhaychy, which was released in 2011.
The film was written and directed by Laxman Utekar. The film, which was released in July 2021, told the funny story of a spunky and carefree girl (Kriti) who becomes a surrogate mother to make money. It also included key performances by Sai Tamhankar, Manoj Pahwa, and Supriya Pathak.