Newton: Rajkummar Rao and his movie win big at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

One of the finest talents of our country, actor Rajkummar Rao has been earning applause from all quarters for his movie ‘Newton’. The movie has also become India’s official entry to the Oscars in the Foreign Language category. Now, the actor along with his movie have won awards at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Rao has bagged the Best Actor Award while Mayank Tewari and Amit V Masurkar have won the trophy for Best Screenplay.

The actor said this in his acceptance speech, “Let’s keep doing this beautiful work, let’s keep making these wonderful stories. Here’s to cinema!” – @RajkummarRao thanked his late mother for blessing @NewtonTheFilm in his acceptance speech #APSA2017”

The tweet was shared by Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Check it out:

The actor too shared his happiness with a tweet that read, “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.”

Directed by Amit V Masurkar and produced by Drishyam Films, ‘Newton’ is about a young government clerk who is sent on election duty to a Maoist-controlled town and his struggles thereafter. (Also Read: Rajkummar Rao finally speaks up on the ‘Newton’ controversy)