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Bollywood Bobby Darling wins Monaco film festival award
Feb 04, 2004


Mumbai, Feb 4 Bobby Darling can't believe his luck after winning the best supporting actor award at the Monaco International Film Festival for his performance in "Navarasa".

"And to think that I almost didn't do Santosh Sivan's 'Navarasa'. Look at the kind of recognition it has got me!" Bobby told IANS.

The film is based on the life of eunuchs.

"I had to do my own makeup, wear my own clothes and even the dialogues were improvised. I had to dig a lot into my own life to make the character feasible. But finally it's all come together. I feel so elated.

"I couldn't be in Monaco to collect my award. But my producer Sunil Doshi has collected it on my behalf. I'm excited because it's my first award, and that too at an international venue."

Bobby says there's no regret about not getting the awarded as an actress.

"Yes, I do like to think of myself as a woman. Unfortunately in our country the gay community is looked on as only male. But I'm going for a sex-change operation in 2007. The process towards gender reversal has already started. I'm very optimistic about my future."

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