Lion actor Sunny Pawar stopped by the ET stage on Thursday to talk about his whirlwind first trip to America at 8 years old.
Speaking through his Hindi translator, Pawar gushed about Sunday's Golden Globe Awards
, calling it a "lovely" experience.
"It was very heartwarming, very loving," Pawar told ET's Kevin Frazier. "It's something that I never expected."
Pawar stole the show when he introduced his nominated drama on stage with co-star Dev Patel, showing no nerves in front of the room full of A-listers. The child actor told us there is a reason he wasn't starstruck.
"I don't watch any American movies. I watch WWE," Pawar admitted. "John Cena, The Undertaker, The Rock -- they are my American heroes."
Pawar and Patel's onstage exchange put their chemistry on full display, and Pawar told ET that the 26-year-old British actor is like a brother to him.
"We play a lot," Pawar said. "He's just like me. He's like a little child. He tosses me up in the air. My favorite part is that I get to teach him Hindi."
During filming, Pawar also became close to co-star Nicole Kidman, who played cricket with him to bond.
Needless to say, following his Golden Globes appearance, Pawar's mother was "extremely proud" of him.
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