Pan Nalin's film Angry Indian Goddesses won an Audience Choice Award at the Rome Film Festival.
The award, titled BNL People's Choice Award, is presented to the movie which the audience selects as the best in the lot.
"Many will agree that the best awards in the world are People's Choice Awards. So here the people of Rome and Italy have voted after filling five full house shows edge-to-edge. What we started in a little village of Goa has gone global beyond all our goals," said Mr Nalin in a statement.
The director, whose film also got an eight-minute long standing ovation at the festival, is thrilled.(Also Read: Angry Indian Goddesses Gets Standing Ovation at Rome Film Fest)
"Above all it's a great sign of inspiration that the international janta (public) is connecting to stories of celebration of Indian womanhood," he added.
Angry Indian Goddesses follows the stories of seven girls and narrates the tale of how Frieda (Sarah-Jane Dias), invites her close girlfriends to Goa to announce her wedding, and it all turns into a wild bachelorette party.
"In less than one month of its world premiere at Toronto, Angry Indian Goddesses has made sales across the globe and will be released theatrically in more than 50 countries. The positivity surrounding the movie has added to the thrill of releasing the film pan India," said Gaurav Dhingra, the film's producer.
Angry Indian Goddesses features Sandhya Mridul, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anushka Manchanda, Amrit Maghera, Rajshri Deshpande and Pavleen Gujral.