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Adil Hussain wins best actor award for Mukti Bhawan

Assam actor Adil Hussain has bagged the Best Actor award at Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) for his film ‘Mukti Bhawan’ (Hotel Salvation).

“Very inspired to have received the Best Actor Award at the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival this year. Most of the credit goes to my director Shubhashish Bhutiani who guided me to bring in the nuances to this role. Thank You Shubi and I thank my friend producer Sanjay Bhutiani for suggesting my name to Shubhashish,” said Adil after the announcement.

He, however, couldn’t be present to accept the award due to some technical problems.

“Delighted to hear the News! Thank you DCSAFF for this Award. Gratitude,” Adil tweeted.

The festival takes place annually, showcasing the best in alternative cinema from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

‘Mukti Bhawan’ is directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani and also stars Lalit Behl in the lead role.

The film tells the story of Daya, who thinks of attaining salvation in the ghats of Varanasi and takes his son Rajiv along with him. As days pass, Daya finds a company in a widow while Rajiv is left in a state of dilemma.

Besides, Adil Hussain starrer ‘What Will People Say’ by the Norwegian-Pakistani director Iram Haq will be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The Goalpara born actor plays a migrant Pakistani in the film.

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