Zee Bangla hogs limelight at Sunfeast Pratidin TV awards

MUMBAI: Zee Bangla has taken home the maximum silverware at the Sunfeast Pratidin TV awards. The Bengali channel from the Zee stable bagged 15 awards in all.

As for the other Bangla channels, Akash Bangla bagged 13 while ETV and Tara Bangla won two awards each.

The award function was held at Science City, Kolkata, on 7 May.


Among those present at the function were directors Sandip Ray and Prabhat Roy, actresses Debasree Roy, Tanusree Shankar, Mamata Shankar and veteran actress Sabitri Chottopadhyay.

Dance performances by television artistes and a skit based on the lines of serial production were entertaining breathers, filling up as breaks between the award ceremony.



According a company release, readers of Sambad Pratidin, a Bengali daily newspaper, were asked to poll for nominees. It was from the readers' poll that the winners lists were drawn.

Zee Bangla business head JK Ray said, "It is great to walk home with the maximum number of awards of a viewers' choice award. Knowing that viewers love our channel and our programmes the most reinforces our commitment to delivering the best in entertainment to them. With this kind of support from our viewers, Zee Bangla will definitely reach new heights in the time to come."

The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the lifetime award to Sri Jochon Dastidar (posthumous) a pioneer of Bengali TV serials and founder of Sonex TV Productions.

The award was received by his daughter and national award winning actress Kheyali Ghosh Dastidar.

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