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Sunny Pawar bags Best Child Actor award at New York Indian Film Festival

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Sunny has bagged the Best Child award for 'Chippa' at Indian Film Festival.

The 11-year-old, who hails from a slum in Kunchi Kurve Nagar in Mumbai, shot to fame with Australian Garth Davis' acclaimed 2016 film 'Lion' for which he won an AACTA award.

Expressing happiness over his achievement, Sunny said: "I am very happy. This is all due to my parents. I want to be a big like and want to make my parents proud. I want to work in both Bollywood and Hollywood. I never imagined that I will get to visit London, "

Reminiscing about his meeting with former US president, Barack Obama, the said: "I met in the He said 'Namaste' and wished me good luck for the future."

Sunny also shared that WWE Superstar Triple H gave him a signed belt as a gift which he considers very close to his heart.

Talking about his dreams for the future, Sunny said: "I want to earn a big name for my parents. I want to buy a big house for them."

On his role in the Safdar Rahman directed coming-of-age film 'Chippa', Sunny said, "It is a story where a boy leaves his home to find his long-absent father. On his way, he finds a puppy and later he finds his father."

Speaking about his son's extraordinary journey, Sunny's father said, "My son has been in the acting field for the past five years and has been to America, Australia, and He got an opportunity to visit the White House, met big ministers and celebrities, I am so proud of him."

Apart from AACTA and the recent award at the Indian Film Festival, Sunny has also received a at

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 12:38 IST