Ajay Devgn wins Best Foreign Actor award for Raid at film festival in China

Indo-Asian News Service

Nov 12, 2018 09:27:01 IST

Ajay Devgn has won Best Foreign Actor award at the 27th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China for his role in film Raid.

The four-day festival was held in Foshan, and wrapped up on Saturday with the Popular Movies Hundred Flowers Awards ceremony. The winners are selected by the audience.

Poster of Raid. Twitter@RaidTheFilm

Poster of Raid. Twitter@RaidTheFilm

The fest is organised every year by CFA -- China Film Association which is associated with ICFS -- India China Film Society founded by Kishor Jawade.

"We have always believed in backing content driven cinema, films with stories which are engaging and relatable. Raid has been a very special film for us. It's a film we believed in from day one.

"The best actor victory for Ajay Devgn at the Golden and Hundred Flowers Film Festival is another feather in his cap and affirmation of his strong acting talent," said Bhushan Kumar, T-Series chairman and producer of Raid, in a statement.

Set in Uttar Pradesh in the 1980s, Raid is based on real life events involving one of the most high profile income tax raids in India.

Kumar Mangat Pathak, Producer and Chairman at Panorama Studios, said: "We are proud to be associated with a film like Raid, which has made its mark in global cinema. As a producer, it gives us immense confidence and encouragement to make films like these."

Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, Raid released in India on 16 March.

Updated Date: Nov 12, 2018 09:27:01 IST