"Proud to contribute towards #BuildingABetterIndia"
Rishab Shetty, who was last seen in the blockbuster film Kantara, has bagged Most Promising Actor at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2023.
Central Censor Board and the CEO of the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival announced the big news on social media on February 15.
The actor and filmmaker will collect his award on February 20, 2023, in Mumbai.
The actor has won the Most Promising Actor Award at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival for his performance in Kantara, in which he played the role of Shiva.
The film, which had its initial release only in Kannada, earned wide appreciation from the audiences.
The rave reviews led the film to get dubbed in all major Indian languages, and it emerged as one of the biggest successes of last year.
Kantara also joined the Oscar race with two qualifications.
Kantara was written and directed by Rishab Shetty himself.
Set against the backdrop of the Keraadi region of coastal Karnataka, the film revolves around the regional ritual dance form named Bhoota Kola.
The highly acclaimed film features Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, and others in key roles.
The film crossed the Rs 500-crore mark in gross collections worldwide making it only the second Kannada film ever to do so.
Recently, on February 12, Rishab Shetty met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a special dinner at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
He posted pictures with the PM on his official Twitter handle.
Inspiring meeting PM @narendramodi ???? as we discussed role of Entertainment industry in shaping New India and Progressive Karnataka. Proud to contribute towards #BuildingABetterIndia ???????? Your visionary leadership inspires us & your encouragement means the world to us @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/M95vv2cJk2
— Rishab Shetty (@shetty_rishab) February 13, 2023
The post read: “Inspiring meeting PM @narendramodi as we discussed the role of the Entertainment industry in shaping New India and Progressive Karnataka.
“Proud to contribute towards #BuildingABetterIndia Your visionary leadership inspires us & your encouragement means the world to us @PMOIndia”
PM Modi was in Bengaluru to inaugurate the Aero India program.
The Prime Minister hosted a dinner for a list of guests compromising ministers and celebrities from various fields including movie stars and sportspersons.
Rishab was accompanied by Yash and the makers of Homable Films, and Puneeth Rajkumar’s wife.
According to reports, he was praised by the PM for making Kantara.
The actor revealed that they discussed various topics, including the state of the Kannada film industry and the demands of the entertainment sector.
PM Modi even congratulated Rishab on the massive success of Kantara and praised the film for representing the country’s rich culture.
The pictures from the dinner were widely shared on social media.