Rajkummar Rao won the best actor award for his phenomenal performance in the critically acclaimed film “Newton” at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, which honours and promotes films, actors, directors and cultures of the Asia-Pacific region to a global audience.
The prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2017 was held on 23rd November in Brisbane, Australia. Apart from Rajkummar winning the best actor award, “Newton” bagged another award with Mayank Tewari and Amit V. Masurkar claiming the best screenplay award.
Rajkummar Rao dedicated the award to his late mother and in his acceptance speech, he said, “Let's keep doing this beautiful work, let's keep making these wonderful stories. Here's to cinema!”. The actor also took to Twitter and shared a picture from the award show with a caption, “Won the best actor award at the most prestigious #APSA2017 (Asia Pacific Screen Awards). Thank you Maa. Thank u team #Newton. Don’t stop chasing your dreams because they really do come true”.