Director of 'Pink' Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury on Friday credited megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the wide reach and spread of the film among the people.
"The film spread so far and wide, and reached so many people, because of Amitabh Bachchan," Roy Chowdhury said after 'Pink' was adjudged "the best film on other social issues" in the National Film Awards announced earlier during the day.
Bachchan essayed the role of a retired lawyer in the movie that created a flutter with its content that challenged rigid social concepts and underscored sensitively the rights and dignity of women.
Praising the entire team, he said 'Pink' was made with of love and belief.
Chowdhury recalled that he had originally wanted to do the film in Bengali but producer Shoojit Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri suggested it be made in Hindi.
"Shoojit and Ronnie suggested the film be made in Hindi as the subject is very wide and must reach the maximum number of people. So thanks to them, we made the film with lot of love and belief. The credit goes to the entire team," he said.
"The people accepted the film very well. Now we have got the award. It is a great feeling," he added.