Jodhaa Akbar shared the Best Film honours with an Iranian film M For Mother. The films were selected by the Jury in the Official Selection consisting of 35 films in Competition (10 Full-length feature film, 12 Short–length feature films and 13 Documentary films).
'This is wonderful! I am overwhelmed with this news. It is an honour not only for me and my co–producer Ronnie Screwvala, but for the entire team of Jodhaa Akbar. And I would like to thank the Jury for it. I am especially happy and proud that Hrithik won the Best Actor. His portrayal of Akbar is a magnificent one, full of nuances and detailing which is very rarely seen on screen. I would also like to thank the organizers for including Jodhaa Akbar in The International Film Festival of Muslim Cinema Golden Minbar," said a very honoured and grateful Ashutosh Gowariker.
|Hrithik in Singapore|