The annual Asian 1st films focuses on the debutant talents gave away the awards in Singapore on Wednesday, Dec 10 night. The jury saw a participation of 600 films from 26 countries.
'Firaaq', told through the eyes of ordinary people after deadly communal riots in Gujarat in 2002, won accolades for best screenplay/script and the Foreign Correspondents Association award for best film.
Das, an actress known for her roles in bold, unconventional productions, said she took three years to write a script that was continually influenced by real life events, including bombings.
"It's a film about the effects of violence on relationships and the psyche," Das told.