NATIONAL FILM AWARD
Jaya named best actressCultural Correspondent
This is for the second consecutive time that Jaya Ahsan has won the National Film Award in the best actress category.
This year she clinched the award for her performance in Redoan Rony’s film Chorabali, according to an information ministry gazette issued on February 6.
Last year, Jaya won the award in the same category for her performance in the protagonist character in Nasiruddin Yusuff’s war of independence-based film Guerrilla.
Though last year Jaya was confident of winning the national award, she said she was not confident enough to win the award this year.
‘It is often seen that best actor and actress awards are given for roles in films that are not commercial when Chorabali is completely a commercial film,’ Jaya Ahsan told New Age.
In Chorabali, Jaya played the role of a young courageous journalist who brought in light the activities of a mafia group. Kolkata-based actor Indraneil Sengupta and popular Bangladeshi actors ATM Shamsuzzaman and Shahiduzzaman Selim also acted in the film.
‘I am really happy and a little bit surprised to win the award. It is a pleasure for me that two vastly different roles in two substantially different films have earned me the best actress awards in successive years,’ Jaya said.
‘Getting award always brings new responsibilities, new commitments,’ she added.
The actress now is working in Animesh Aich’s film Zero Degree, where actor Mahfuz Ahmed works opposite to her.
‘At present I am working only in Zero Degree. This film has a wonderful story- a sort of psychic thriller,’ said Jaya.
Once a popular and celebrated small screen actress, Jaya is totally involved in films at present. ‘Film is more challenging and rewarding than other media. I would like to take the challenge,’ Jaya Ahsan said.
Jaya Ahsan started her career as a model in 1990s. From then on to the middle of 2005, she appeared in acclaimed television serials like Amader Chhato Nadi, Chaita Pagol, Labanya Prova, Tebhaga, Sangshay and many more.
On the big screen, Jaya was first seen in Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s Bachelor. Jaya also appeared in Nurul Alam Atik’s Dubshata, Tanim Noor’s Phirey Esho Behula, Shafi Uddin Shafi’s Purna Dourgha Prem Kahini.
Jaya Ahsan has also made debut in a Kolkata film Aborto, directed Charu Sen.
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