Chennai: Kick boxer-turned-actress Ritika Singh describes her bagging a National Award under Special Mention category for her performance in Tamil sports drama "Irudhi Suttru" as equal to winning an Oscar.
"I'm speechless. This is like bagging an Oscar award. I need to thank the entire team of 'Irudhi Suttru' for this honour. To be bestowed upon with such an award for your first film means a lot, and I consider this an impetus to do better work," Ritika told IANS.
Directed by Sudha Kongara, the film also featured R. Madhavan.
In the film, Ritika played a fisherwoman who gets an opportunity to be trained in boxing by former champion, played by R. Madhavan.
"Director Sudha and Madhavan need to be specially thanked, because if not for their constant support and faith in me, I wouldn't have come this far," she said.
Ritika is currently shooting for Tamil film "Aaandavan Kattalai" with Vijay Sethupathi.