Three Indian actors win honours at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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Sunny Pawar acted in Australian film Lion

Three India actors, Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sunny Pawar, won honours at the The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).

The 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) to recognize and promote the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the Asia Pacific region was held on November 29 at a glittering ceremony in Brisbane..

Manoj Bajpayee’s Aligarh won the award for best performance by an actor while Nawazuddin Siddiqui won the honours for special mention for best performance by an actor for the role in Psycho Raman (Raman Raghav 2.0). Sunny Pawar won Special Mention: Jury Grand Prize.

Eight-year-old Indian star Sunny Pawar stars in Lion which also include Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.

Sunny plays Saroo Brierley, a young Indian boy who gets lost in the streets of Kolkata and ends up in an orphanage before being adopted by an Australian couple. 25 years later, the adult Saroo – now played by Dev Patel – uses Google Earth to find the family from which he was separated.

The area covers one-third of the earth, the 70 countries and areas of the Asia Pacific stretch from Egypt in the west to the Cook Island in the east, from Russia in the north to New Zealand in the south. They are home to 4.5 billion people and produce half the world’s films. – CINEWS

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