Child actor from Arunachal Pradesh Martin Ray Tangu, who worked in the Bollywood film ‘Tubelight’ alongside Salman Khan, has been awarded the ‘Best actor male debutant’ at the Zee Cine Awards in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The award ceremony will be telecast by Zee TV on December 30. Martin was earlier nominated for ‘Best Child Actor’ for ‘Tubelight’ by Star Screen Awards recently in Mumbai.
Upon his win, Martin thanked the Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company, ‘Tubelight’ director Kabir Khan and Salman Khan films-SKF for casting him and giving him the opportunity.
However, Martin wasn’t present on the occasion to receive the award.
Martin had made his first public appearance when he shared stage with Salman Khan at a press meet before the release of the film ‘Tubelight’ where he told off a reporter for her comment on Arunachal. The reporter asked Martin if it was his first time in India, assuming he was Chinese.