Adarsh Gourav bags Rising Star Award at prestigious Film Festival
Adarsh Gourav, who has been winning international acclaim since The White Tiger released, has added another feather to his hat.
The actor has received the prestigious Rising Star Award at the Asian World Film Festival. A jury comprising many established personalities conferred him the award.
His portrayal of Balram Halwai in the movie had earlier earned him a nomination at the BAFTA Awards 2021.
Gourav expressed gratitude for the appreciation he is receiving
Gourav, in his statement, said he is grateful and elated that the jury chose him for the award.
"It's been a whirlwind of emotions for me since the release and to find any appreciation coming my way has been humbling. I'm grateful that I was given this opportunity to work on this film and embody this incredible role of a lifetime, (sic)" he added.
For BAFTAs trophy, Gourav faces competition from established global stars
Gourav, whose acting chops were appreciated by audiences and critics alike, is up against global stars like Riz Ahmed, late Chadwick Boseman, Mads Mikkelsen, Anthony Hopkins, and Tahar Rahim in the Best Actor category at the BAFTA Awards 2021.
The film's director Ramin Bahrani also earned a nomination in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
The movie also features Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao.
The film also earned an Oscar nod
The film that streamed on Netflix in January is the adaptation of the award-winning book of Aravind Adiga by the same name.
The unique rags-to-riches story exposes India's corruption and the rich-poor divide.
The film has earned widespread love and appreciation. It also scored a prestigious nomination in the 'Best Adapted Screenplay' category for the 93rd Academy Awards, scheduled for April 25.
Gourav had started off as a child actor
Gourav, who is also a trained singer, played a younger Shah Rukh Khan in Karan Johar's My Name is Khan.
When he was shortlisted for BAFTA Awards, he had expressed his disbelief saying, "Holy shit it's really happening! (sic)."
He, time and again, has thanked Bahrani for giving him the role of a lifetime.
He is also nominated for the Film Independent Spirit Awards.