Neha Dhupia, former Miss India and Bollywood actress, was recently awarded The Angries for her anger at restricted freedom of speech. The actress had recently tweeted about the pothole menace in the city. This resulted in a protest outside her house which not only made the actress angry but also the third winner of The Angries. Actress Sonakshi Sinha and RJ Malishka were the earlier two winners. Neha Dhupia received the award from Red from The Angry Birds Movie.
On receiving the award the actress said, “It makes me angry to be forced to live with the fact that despite having freedom of speech, we still aren’t truly free to speak our minds. People and situations around us can be so restrictive and binding that it challenges the core of free speech. This award is actually a reminder for me to never give up on my effort to voice my opinion, no matter what the odds. Also, it feels good to know that it has registered in someone’s head that I’m here to speak my mind and hopefully one day, I’ll get a chance to do so without any barriers.”
Mayur Puri, who lent his creative expertise to blockbusters such as Om Shanti Om, Happy New Year and ABCD, has penned the Hindi dialogues for The Angry Birds Movie along with co-writers Taranveer Singh and Akshaye Rathi.
Catch The Angry Birds Movie at a theatre near you in English, Hindi and Tamil on May 27.