MUMBAI—Filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala, who recently made two big announcements of his upcoming projects – “Housefull 4” and “Kick 2” – was honored with the Volare Award from the government of Italy. The award was presented by Mr. Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador for Italy in India along with the presence of Ms. Stefania Ippoliti, President of the Italian Film Commission. The filmmaker was accompanied by his wife Warda Nadiadwala for the grand evening.
The award felicitates the stalwarts of the Indian Film Industry who have made a remarkable contribution in promoting Italy-India friendship and Italy as a destination. A Nadiadwala film is also known for its high scale production values and picturesque locations across the globe. The filmmaker has shot two of his films there – “Housefull” and “Kambhakkt Ishq,” which has his Rocky-Rambo idol Sylvester Stallone who enacted a classic cameo.
The filmmaker has earlier also received many recognitions for promoting friendship between India and different countries through his films. He has received the Italian territory of Puglia's Official Tourist Board 'Pugliapromozione,' and has also been conferred with France's prestigious Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) award. The honor is conferred to people who have distinguished themselves by their creativity in the field of art, culture, and literature or for their contribution to the influence of arts in France and throughout the world.
While fans are eagerly waiting for his “Kick 2” and “Housefull 4,” the next film from his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment is “Baaghi 2,” which will be releasing on March 30, and recently the production house announced Feb. 21 to be the film’s trailer launch date.