Talented child actor Sunny Pawar, best known for his performance in the Oscar-nominated movie Lion, has been chosen for the Rising Star Award here. The award will be granted to Sunny at the 7th Annual Asian Awards on Friday, the organisers declared today.
The Lion actor, grew up in the Mumbai slums, shot to global dignity with his role in the Australian drama where he worked beside award-winning actors Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. He was cast as young Saroo Brierley in the true life drama.
Sunny’s upcoming film “Love Sonia” is set to release in 2017 and features Demi Moore and Freida Pinto. “The Asian Awards prides itself on honouring people who have achieved the highest levels in their craft. We have been waiting for someone to come along whose debut fits that description in order to justify creating the Rising Star Award. Finally, we have found that achievement in Sunny Pawar,” said Paul Sagoo, Founder of The Asian Awards.