Adarsh Gourav, the breakout star of The White Tiger is finding incredible amounts of international acclaim. After being nominated in the lead category of the soon to be held BAFTA and Film Independent Spirit Awards, the actor has now been conferred with the Rising Star Award by the Asian World Film Festival.

Adarsh Gourav bags the Rising Star award for The White Tiger at the prestigious Asian World Film Festival

The festival which took place virtually owing to the pandemic has an illustrious panel of jury including Oscar nominated producer Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side), Oscar winning screenwriter David Seidler (The King’s speech), award winning director Jean Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club, Big Little Lies), director Lulu Wang, Actress Lucy Liu, director Tabrez Noorani and several others. Adarsh now joins the likes of Justin Chon, Awkwafina, Sareum Srey Moch, who have been the past recipients of this award.

Adarsh has been on a non stop spree of accolades for his incredible portrayal of Balram Halwai in the Netflix production which released earlier this year.

Speaking of the honour, Adarsh said, “I just got the news and I’m stoked to know the AWFF and the jury found my work to be the one they found worthy enough to be given this award. I’m grateful for this and I’m elated that the esteemed jury has given me The Rising Star 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”.