Ajay Devgn Wins Best Foreign Actor Award

Actor Ajay Devgn has won the Best Foreign Actor award at the 27th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China. The actor earned the award with his role in the film Raid. The festival, which was held in Foshan, was a four-day event. It wrapped up on Saturday in lieu of the Popular Movies Hundred Flowers Awards ceremony. The winners are selected completely by the audience and attendees. Organised by CFA, China Film Association which is associated with ICFS – which is founded by Kishor Jawade – the event takes place every year.

"We have always believed in backing content driven cinema, films with stories which are engaging and relatable. 'Raid' has been a very special film for us. It's a film we believed in from day one.

"The best actor victory for Ajay Devgn at the Golden and Hundred Flowers Film Festival is another feather in his cap and affirmation of his strong acting talent," said Bhushan Kumar in a statement. Bhushan is the T-Series chairman and producer of Raid. Taking place in Uttar Pradesh, Raid is set in the 1980’s and tells the real life events of one of the most high profile income tax raids to ever take place in India. Producer and Chairman of Panorama Studios, Kumar Mangat Pathak has revealed, “We are proud to be associated with a film like 'Raid', which has made its mark in global cinema. As a producer, it gives us immense confidence and encouragement to make films like these." Helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta, Raid hit the theatres on March 16th.

-Rubaina Bilgrami
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