Toronto: Shonali Bose's film 'Margarita, with a Straw', starring Kalki Koechlin in the lead role, won the NETPAC award for best Asian film at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.
The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) jury awards the best Asian film from a first or second-time feature director every year at the festival, which concluded yesterday.
Bose, who previously directed 'Amu' in 2005 and co-wrote 'Chittagong', tells the love story of a Delhi university student and aspiring writer Laila, who is afflicted with cerebral palsy. She leaves India for New York University, where she falls for a fiery young activist, Khanum, played by Sayani Gupta.
Watch the trailer of 'Margarita With a Straw' here: