Mumbai, Jan 17: Actress Supriya Pathak is elated after winning an award for her negative role in "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela" and thanked the audience for appreciating her work.
The film, which featured Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as the lead pair, saw Supriya as Deepika's authoritative mother and the role fetched her best actress in a negative role award at the 9th Renault Star Guild Awards.
"I feel very happy that the audience appreciated me (in 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela') and liked my work," Supriya told reporters Thursday at the award ceremony here.
"Audiences accept in every character that I play and I am really thankful to them. It is really beautiful," added the actress who also portrayed a grey character in TV show "Chhanchhan".
Supriya, daughter of theatre stalwart Dina Pathak, started her career with a supporting role in Shyam Benegal's "Kalyug" in 1981 and after that she featured in many films like "Bazaar" and "Vijeta".
In recent times she was seen in films like "Sarkar" and her husband Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut "Mausam".
Supriya is happy about more and more women centric films being made and said: "Now the actresses are having a lot more opportunity to perform lot more interesting kind of characters."
She feels "it's needed and it is great".
Apart from "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela", films like "Dedh Ishqiya" and forthcoming saga "Gulaab Gang" talk about women empowerment.
Meanwhile, Supriya will next be seen in Danis Tonovic's "White Lies" and Dia Mirza's "Bobby Jasoos".