Newton wins two Asia Pacific Screen Awards
India's Oscar film entry Newton took home two awards from the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, with Rajkummar Rao winning best actor and Newton being awarded best screenplay.
When making his acceptance speech, Rao said, "Let us keep doing this beautiful work making these wonderful stories. Let us keep doing that. Here's to cinema." Shortly after leaving the stage, he returned to make a dedication to his mother.
"It was a hard time for us to make this film. When I was shooting for this film, my dear mother passed away. We were shooting in the forests of Chhattisgarh. It is because of her blessings, I believe that Newton is getting all these appreciations. So thank you mom and I love you," Rao said.
Rao then tweeted out his appreciation on Thursday evening.
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. pic.twitter.com/4GPRqRHyd1— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) November 23, 2017