Contrary to reports that Manju Warrier may not make it to the North American Film Awards, an event that felicitates film personalities, she did make it and received the Best Actress Award for her spell binding performance in Karinkunnam 6s and Vettah.
Rumour-mongers spread the message that Manju Warrier may not make it to the event as the Special Investigating Team probing the Malayalam actor assault case, in which her former husband and actor Dileep has been arrested, did not want her to leave the country.
However, this was denied by sources close to Manju Warrier as they made it clear that she couldnâ€™t travel due to work commitments here in India.
But eventually, the actor found the time as she did not want to disappoint the Malayali NRIs living in that region.
On being able to attend the NAFA function, she said, â€śThere is too much stress and pressure on me. I have been shooting for Aami and the team was kind enough to let me travel here, by taking a break from the schedule.â€ť
Speaking at the event, Manju Warrier said, â€śI remember all the artists involved in movies Vettah and Karinkunnam 6s. I am really thankful for the support I have been receiving from American Malayalis.â€ť
While Karinkunnam 6s, a sports drama, was directed by Deepu Karunakaran, Vettah was directed by the late director Rajesh Pillai. Sadly, Rajesh Pillai passed away a day after the film was released. During the awards function, Manju Warrier dedicated the award to the departed soul. Reports say that Manju Warrierâ€™s presence at the event had her fans happy and excited.
The talented actor has a slew of films in her kitty including Aami, a biopic on poet Madhavi Kutty, the Mohanlal starrer Villain, Udaharanam Sujatha and Odiyan.
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