Malayalam actors Nivin Pauly and Manju Warrier walked away with the Best Actor awards at the North American Film Awards 2017 which was held in New York recently. Nivin Pauly received the Best Actor award for his performance in Jacobinte Swargarajayam and Action Hero Biju while Manju Warrier grabbed the Best Actor award for her performance in Karinkunnam Sixes and Vettah.
While Action Hero Biju was awarded The Most Popular film while Fahadh Faasil’s Maheshinte Prathikaram grabbed the most of number of awards at the North American Film Awards 2017. All these stars attended the awards night and received the awards themselves but what stood out was the cheer that Nivin Pauly received when he arrived at the awards night. A video doing rounds on social media shows the loud cheer Nivin received when he arrived at the venue.
There were speculations regarding Manju Warrier attending this awards ceremony since she was asked by the investigating officials of the Malayalam actress assault case to avoid travel plans. Putting all the rumours and speculations to rest, Manju Warrier attended the North American Film Awards which was held in New York.
After accepting the award, Manju Warrier spoke a few words saying she is dedicating the award to director late Rajesh Pillai. “I remember all the artists involved in movies Vettah and Karikunnam 6s. I am really thankful for the support I have been receiving from American Malayalis,” said Manju according to a report in TOI. Manju Warrier also added that she was not sure if she could have traveled to the awards night given her tight schedule.