KOLKATA: The city is all geared up to recognise the Bengali, Assamese and Oriya films as it hosts the ‘Vivel Filmfare Awards 2013’ today. Jalsha Movies, the broadcast partner for the awards will air the show in April.
As per sources, veteran actor Jaya Bachchan is likely to fly to Kolkata to present the life time achievement award.
The iconic ‘Black Lady’ will be given to winners in 21 categories for Bengali films and four each for the Oriya and Assamese movies.
“The telecast of the award function will be done in April end. Jalsha Movies is synonymous with being home to the biggest blockbusters of Bengali cinema, hence it is our privilege to be associated with Filmfare,” said Star Jalsha and Jalsha Movies business head Kevin Vaz.
The list of nominations for the ‘Vivel Filmfare Awards 2013’ (East) in the ‘Best Film’ category for Bengali movies include ‘Alik Sukh’, ‘Chander Pahar’, ‘Mishawr Rawhoshyo’, ‘Phoring’ and ‘Shobdo.’
The nominees in the ‘Best Director’ category are: Aparna Sen for ‘Goynaar Baksho’, Indraneil Roy Chowdhary for ‘Phoring’, Kamaleshwar Mukherjee for ‘Chander Pahar’, Kaushik Ganguly for ‘Shobdo’, and Shibprasad Mukhopadhyay and Nandita Roy for ‘Alik Sukh.’
Celebrities like Bidyut Chakravarty, Rhituraj Dutta, Pulak Gogoi, Arup Manna, Kenny Basumatary and Manash Hazarika among others from the Assam cine world are likely to be a part of the award ceremony.
That apart, representing the Oriya film industry are: Susant Mani, Anubhav Mohanty, Anubhav Mohanty, Archita Sahu and Barsha.