Actor Rajkummar Rao bags best actor trophy at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for his performance in Newton, which also won the best screenplay award at the ceremony in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday.
Writer Mayank Tewari and director Amit V Masurkar shared the award for the best screenplay at the ceremony.
In his acceptance speech, Rajkummar said, “Let’s keep doing this beautiful work, let’s keep making these wonderful stories. Here’s to cinema!” He dedicated the award to his late mother.
Newton is India’s official entry for the foreign language film category at the Academy Awards 2018. Produced by Drishyam Films and directed by Masurkar, the movie revolves around a young government clerk who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town and how the ideological struggle puts him in an awkward situation.