One of Bollywood’s most versatile and talented actor Adil Hussain won the Best Actor award at the Amanda Award or the Norwegian National Awards — the Scandinavian country’s top national film honour instituted in1985 for his film What Will People Say. Hussain has dedicated the award to his hometown Goalpara, Assam. He is the first Indian to win the best actor at the Norwegian National Awards.

Earlier today, Adil took a picture of the award to his Twitter and captioned it, “Grateful to have Received the #AmandaAwards /#Norwegia National #Awards for #BestActor in a Leading Role for #WhatWillPeopleSay, Brilliantly Directed by @iramhaq. This award is for #Goalpara #Assam #India for all those who believe that Art Can Break All Boundaries of All Kinds”.

Directed by Iram Haq, What Will People Say is set in Pakistan and Norway and traces how a Pakistani immigrant family deals with its teenage daughter’s affair with a local boy in Norway. Adil’s role in the film was of a strict Pakistani father.

Check out the pictures from the event here:

Just Before the #AmandaAwards inn#Haugesund Norway.A post shared by Adil Hussain (@_adilhussain) on


Adil grew up in a small town in Assam, Goalpara and believes that it is his hometown that helped him break free. Talking about the same Adil told indianexpress.com, “My hometown, small as it is, inspired me to break free from the boundaries that suppress. If you have passion and love, you can break boundaries — and Goalpara helped me do it”.

Adil was recently in Shillong Meghalaya where he was shooting for his next feature film. It is a Khasi film titled Lorni The Flaneur. Adil does not miss a chance to experiment with films and the actor has stepped out of the mainstream Hindi films to surprise us yet again with his unique choices. Adil has worked in many bilingual films such as Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Malayalam and Tamil and has now added another to the list. He was also seen in the Oscar-winning film Life Of Pi.