Om Puri, Sunny Pawar lead Asian Awards

7 May, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Om Puri, Sunny Pawar lead Asian Awards

Late actor Om Puri and Hollywood newcomer Sunny Pawar were the big winners at the seventh annual Asian Awards in London on Friday (05May17).


The wife and son of the East Is East star, who died in January (17) after suffering a heart attack at his home in Mumbai, attended the prizegiving at the Park Lane Hilton to accept Puri's Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award, given to those "who push the boundaries of cinema-making".


Meanwhile, Pawar, the child star of Lion, was handed the inaugural Rising Star of the Year award by Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan.


Other prize winners included singer and composer Adnan Sami (Outstanding Achievement in Music), cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (Fellowship Award), and Anglo-Asian newsman Krishnan Guru-Murthy (Outstanding Achievement in Television).