Adil Hussain became the first Indian to win Best Actor at the Norwegian national awards in Haugesund. For the Assamese actor, the victory truly proves the one thing he always believed in: that art can transcend all boundaries.
He himself tweeted – Grateful to have Received the #AmandaAwards /#Norwegia National #Awards for #BestActor in a Leading Role for #WhatWillPeopleSay, Brilliantly Directed by @iramhaq. This award is for #Goalpara #Assam #India for all those who believe that Art Can Break All Boundaries of All Kinds
It was a stupendous journey from a boy from Goalpara to go all the way to Norway demolishing boundaries at will.
Three weeks back Adil Hussain learnt that he was nominated for a top acting honour in the Norway. It was a nomination in the Best Actor category for the Amanda Award or the Norwegian National Awards — the Scandinavian country’s top national film honour, instituted in 1985.
Adil was literally surprised as he had anything to do with Norway and initially thought like India national awards are reserved for Norwegian national only. Last night Hussain won the award in a ceremony at Haugesund in Norway. In 2017, Hussain had played the lead role — of a strict Pakistani father — in the movie, What Will People Say, directed by second-generation Norwegian national, Iram Haq. The movie, set in Pakistan and Norway, traces how a Pakistani immigrant family deals with their teenage daughter’s affair with a local boy in Norway.
Adil is now shooting for Gautam Ghosh’s upcoming new film One Day in Rain. Gautam Ghosh has returned to Hindi film after decades. ” I am also excited” he replied from Oslo.
Assam Chief Minister Sonowal has congratulated him for the award.