India’s Oscar entry “Newton” has got some of the finest honours at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane on Thursday, with Rajkummar Rao winning the best actor and Mayank Tewari and Amit V. Masurkar claiming the best screenplay honour. Manipuri movie “Lady of the Lake” won a special mention.
Ecstatic over the win, Rajkummar tweeted: “Won the best actor award at the most prestigious APSA 2017. Thank you Maa. Thank you team ‘Newton’. Don’t stop chasing your dreams because they really do come true.”
He also posted a photograph in which the actor, wearing a black bandhgala, is seen kissing the trophy. The winners’ names were being updated on the event’s Twitter handle, which also gave a glimpse into Rajkummar’s acceptance speech.
“Let’s keep doing this beautiful work, let’s keep making these wonderful stories. Here’s to cinema,” Rajkummar said and thanked his late mother for blessing “Newton”, read a post on the official APSA Twitter page.