Actor Ajay Devgn has won Best Foreign Actor award at the 27th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China for his role in film 'Raid'. He plays a daredevil income tax officer. Set in Uttar Pradesh of the 1980s, the movie, produced by Bhushan Kumar and Kumar Mangat, has been scripted by Ritesh Shah (Pink and Airlift fame).
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.
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, 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 March 16.