Jaya Ahsan has bagged the Filmfare best actress award for her Indian Bangla film 'Bishorjon'.
The actress, who balances her work both in Bangladesh and India, received the honour of the Jio Filmfare Awards (East) 2018 at Kolkata's Science City auditorium in India on Saturday night.
She was nominated in two categories -- Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) and Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female) -- for her acting in the role of a Bangladeshi widow named Padma in Kaushik Ganguly’s Indian Bangla film 'Bishorjon' based on the 1947 Partition.
For the same role Jaya won Zee Cine Award in best actress category (Bangla Film) in December, 2017.
Lead singer of Bangladeshi band Chirkutt, Sharmin Sultana Sumi, and its composer-drummer Pavel Areen were also nominated for Jio Filmfare Awards (East).
Sumi was nominated in two categories, including, Best Playback Singer (Female) and Best Lyrics for the song ‘Ahare jibon’ from the India-Bangladesh joint venture film, ‘Doob’, directed by Mostafa Sarwar Farooki.
Pavel Areen got the nomination in Best Background Score category for the same film.