Sushant wins best actor award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 13 August 2017

After winning several awards back home for his performance in the 2016 film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput walked away with the Best Actor award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

The actor was nominated alongside some of the industry's finest actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. He was honoured for his brilliantly nuanced and seasoned performance as the former Indian cricket captain in the blockbuster, said a source close to the actor.

After winning several awards back home for his performance in the 2016 film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput walked away with the Best Actor award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

The actor was nominated alongside some of the industry's finest actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. He was honoured for his brilliantly nuanced and seasoned performance as the former Indian cricket captain in the blockbuster, said a source close to the actor.

Sushant, who flew to Melbourne to receive his award, was lauded for his portrayal as MS Dhoni, and received massive praise and accolades. “The actor was selected for the honor by an esteemed jury panel that consisted of acclaimed names from Australian and Indian cinema,” added the source.

Post the win, the actor said, “I'm extremely honoured and grateful to IFFM and the jury for appreciating my performance. Last time, I was in Melbourne I was dancing behind Bollywood stars as a background dancer in the Commonwealth games and now being recognised as the best actor really feels great.”

The actor next has an interesting line up of films including Chanda Mama Door Ke, RAW, Drive and Abhishek Chaubey's next. 

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