“I am overwhelmed and this gives me confidence in doing good work going forward,” Nawaz said in a statement.
The “Gangs of Wasseypur” actor was praised by Salman Khan on micro-blogging website Twitter earlier this week, where he mentioned that he hoped the movie becomes a “big hit”.
The Nawazuddin-starrer is a biopic on Dashrath Manjhi, a resident of Gehlaur village in Gaya district.
The “Mountain Man” had single-handedly cut through a hill to make a road for his village. Manjhi died in 2007 in his early 80s.
Directed by Ketan Mehta, the biopic also stars Radhika Apte and hit the theatres on Friday.