Rajkummar Rao was felicitated with the best actor at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for his performance in Newton, which also won the best screenplay award at the ceremony on Thursday.
We all know that Newton movie has also been selected for Oscars, well it deserved it. Despite having a broken ankle, Rajkummar attended the event and it turned out to be a good thing for him.
The actor said:
“This is very encouraging… It inspires me to work harder every day. Congratulation to fellow nominees, your performances has inspired all of us. Let us keep doing this beautiful work making these wonderful stories. Let us keep doing that. Here is the cinema.”
After the speech, Rajkummar left the stage to give tribute to his mother, who passed away while he was shooting for the film.
Later he said:
“It was a hard time for us to make this film. When I was shooting for this film, my dear mother passed away. We were shooting in the forests of Chhattisgarh. It is because of her blessings, I believe that Newton is getting all these appreciations. So thank you mom and I love you.”
Congratulations on the award Rajkummar. You truly deserve it!