Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Bangladeshi stars are honored in India

Entertainment Desk : dhakamirror.com

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Renowned actor Afzal Hossain was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Tele Cine Awards in Kolkata on Sunday. The glamorous event took place at Nazrul Mancha, where artists from Kolkata and Bangladesh came together to celebrate the big names in show business.

In addition to Afzal Hossain, winners in the Bangladesh section included Chanchal Chowdhury (Best Actor Award), Bidya Sinha Mim (Best Actress), Bappy Chowdhury (Special award), Bappa Mazumder (Best Singer Male) and Samina Chowdhury (Best Singer Female).

After receiving the award, Afzal Hossain said, ‘I am really pleased that our brilliant actors like Chanchal and Mosharraf Karim are becoming popular of the audiences in Kolkata through their OTT projects.’ I hope that their popularity will increase as there are more of these programs exist.

Chanchal Chowdhury received the award for his performance in “Hawa”. This is the actor’s third Best Actor award; he previously won for “Aynabaji” and “Debi”.

‘We are not two Banglas, but one–we are attempting to take Bangla to a whole new level. Afzal Hossain bhai stated that through OTT, Kolkata viewers are becoming more aware of our projects. We’ve been acting for a long time, but owing to unforeseen circumstances, we couldn’t screen our films until now. Our effort is visible to everyone,’ said Chanchal Chowdhury on stage.

The actor also sang a heartfelt rendition of ‘Ami Daam Diye Kinechi Bangla’ which captivated the audience.

Mim shared her excitement saying, “It definitely feels good.” I’m very happy about the award for Poran, also in India. After being in a film in my own country, it’s really heartwarming to get recognition from another country. This award will undoubtedly add a new dimension to my career.

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