Farhan Akhtar wins best actor award beating Rajkummar Rao in Australia’s IFFM

Amitabh Bachchan was also honoured at the same film festival

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who recently received the best actor award from the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy here, has been honoured at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).“Thank you to the jury and Government of Victoria, Australia for honouring me with best actor at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne,” Farhan tweeted.

The actor bagged the best actor award for his work in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Rajkummar Rao, who was honoured with the National Film Award in New Delhi for his performance in Shahid, was also nominated in the category. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the International Screen Icon award at fest.

IFFM — the annual celebration of Indian cinema in Australia — began May 1 and will conclude May 11. The festival launched the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards this year and announced the winners May 2.