Pankaj Tripathi won a Special Mention at the 65th National Film Awards for his performance in Newton. On hearing this big news he said that he wasn’t aware of it and is quite surprised to receive it. This superb actor has given magical performance in movies like Newton, Bairelly Ki Barfi, Anaarkali of Aarah, Kaalakaandi, Fukrey Returns, Munna Michael, Coffee with D and Gurgaon.
The actor on sharing his feelings said that “It was a big surprise for me too. I got to know about it after half an hour.” He also said that “Twenty years back, a kid from a village had dreamt about winning an award for acting, and that dream has come true today. It is dedicated to the kids who come from villages and rural areas who dare to dream even without having the required infrastructure and luxuries.” The actor is presently shooting in Lucknow and will be seen in Kaala and Drive this year. He is also a part of Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai.