Mumbai: Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor won best actor award at the just concluded New York Indian Film Festival for his act as a middle-class teacher in a slice of life flick 'Do Dooni Chaar'.

“I am thankful and honoured to be selected from among the usual festival luminaries per se,” said Rishi. “A commercial actor is seldom recognised for his skills. My award is for the whole 'Do Dooni Chaar' family.”

Directed by Habib Faizal, 'Do Dooni Chaar' also featured Rishi's actress wife Neetu.

The festival, which concluded on Sunday, also saw the presence of Rituparno Ghosh and Aparna Sen.

'Do Dooni Chaar' producers Disney International are planning for a sequel.

“Yes, Disney International has asked Habib to make 'Do Dooni Chaar 2' as they too realised that the first film suffered mainly due to a bad release. There's a huge excitement here in New York to recreate the characters of the flick in a different space,” said Rishi.

While Faizal returns to India, Rishi and Neetu left for Las Vegas for a vacation.

(Agencies)