Filmmaker Ritesh Batra’s epistolary romance ‘The Lunchbox’ lost out the trophy in the non-English best film category at the BAFTA Awards to Polish-Danish drama movie ‘Ida’.
Actress Nimrat Kaur, the leading lady of ‘The Lunchbox’, however, managed to turn heads on the red carpet in a hot-pink Georges Hobeika dress.
The film, which won widespread international acclaim, following its screening at Cannes Film Festival in 2013 also stars Irrfan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui besides Nimrat playing an ignored housewife.
‘Ida’, which is also nominated for a best foreign film Oscar, is a black-and-white film about a Polish nun (Agata Trzebuchowska) who discovers she is Jewish and her parents were murdered by those who offered them sanctuary.
Russian drama ‘Leviathan’, Brazilian-British adventure drama thriller ‘Trash’ and Belgian drama ‘Two Days, One Night’ also competed in the ‘Film not in the English’ category of the BAFTA.
The award ceremony was hosted by Stephen Fry and took place at the Royal Opera House.