Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has added another feather in her cap. The 45 – year-old stunner will be bestowed with the inaugural Meryl Streep Award for Excellence at the first Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India Award.
The award ceremony, established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood, will take place in Washington DC on September 8.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, WIFT India said that the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actress will be rewarded for showcasing a “distinction in her craft and for expanding the role of women within the entertainment industry.”
Speaking about the award named after veteran Hollywood actor Meryl Streep, WIFT India founding president Petrina D’Rozario said, “Whether it is her extraordinary body of work or her charitable endeavors, Ms. Streep is an inspiration for all.”
“Our aim here is to encourage others to think outside the norm of gender-based hiring practices and give females of all nationalities an equal chance to vie in fields dominated by men,” she elaborated.
WIFT India is part of WIFT International, a network which promotes professional development and achievement for women in the film industry, video, and other screen-based media