India, June 26 -- Akriti Singh's directorial debut Toofaan Mail has been named best film (youth choice) at the UK Asian Film Festival and the actor-filmmaker is on cloud nine, as she calls it a "wonderful validation" for her that she's on the right path.

"I don't know about long terms effect but right now, I'm feeling very confident about the film. I know I've made something fresh. Not just an award, but the film also got a very good reviews and response from the audience. It was a houseful show. I'm very excited to get the film out to a wider audience," shares Singh, who couldn't attend the festival because of travel restrictions owing to the pandemic.

The film is based on a true incident from 1970s, where a woman arrived at the New De...