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Kang Dong Won Pressured For Money On New York City Streets Confirmed; Actor Won Award At New York Asian Film Festival

by LJ / Jul 15, 2017 10:36 AM EDT
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NEW YORK - South Korean actor Kang Dong Won flew to New York to attend the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) that was scheduled on June 13, 2017. However, a day after the festival, Kang Dong Won has been reportedly pressured for money on New York streets causing him to eventually give his money.

The New York Asian Film Festival, one of the most fun cultural events, has finally entered its 16th year. The recent NYAFF was scheduled on June 13, 2017, and was attended by several popular actors from all over Asia. It includes the South Korean actor Kang Dong Won with his film titled "Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned."

Kang Dong Won's film, "Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned," has received several positive feedbacks not only in South Korea but also in other countries. It was even brought in a full house at the 16th New York Asian Film. It features a genre that is unusual in Korea. However, Kang Dong Won, the film's crew and a lot of people have faced the challenged and worked together to meet the expectations of its viewers.

In the recent 16th New York Asian Film Festival, Kang Dong Won has received the Star Asia Award. NYAFF has even revealed it through social media along with the actor's live video. With this, Kang Dong Won became the third Korean actor to be given this award. He expressed how happy he is to have been invited in NYAFF and be awarded the honor, Soompi reports.

A day after the 16th New York Asian Film Festival, a netizen has spotted Kang Dong Won on New York City streets and captured a video that was later posted on Instagram. It revealed that the actor was just watching a street performance in New York City on July 14, 2017. He was called by the two male performers who suddenly asked Kang Dong Won for money.

The unexpected situation has startled Kang Dong Won. With this, the actor reportedly just handed 20 dollars to the performers. Without saying anything or asking for help from the authorities and people around, Kang Dong Won walked away laughing and kept looking back, Allkpop reports.

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