Popular Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan won the National Film Award for 2018 in best actress category for the film Debi.
This is the fourth National Film Award bagged by Jaya, who has previously received national awards for her acting in films Guerrilla (2011), Chorabali (2012) and Zero Degree (2015).
When asked how she feels about winning yet another National Film Award, Jaya said, ‘Winning an award is always a matter of great joy for an artiste. I tried to deliver my best acting performance in Debi. I thank viewers for supporting me.’
Jaya has also conquered hearts of film lovers in West Bengal, India as well. Jaya-starrer Indian Bengali film Konttho, which received huge response in Kolkata, India, was released in 22 cinemas in Bangladesh on Friday.
The film has received a huge response in the country.
‘Konttho is an inspirational film that revolves around the story of a cancer patient. I have been overwhelmed by the response that the film has received in Bangladesh. People from all walks of life have been flocking cinemas to watch it,’ said Jaya who also spoke on the country’s film scene.
‘We need more quality films to bring film lovers back to cinemas. The industry won’t survive if viewers don’t go to cinemas for watching films,’ said Jaya.
When asked about her future ventures, Jaya said, ‘A number of my upcoming films will be released in both Bangladesh and India in the future. Few of them are on shooting floors and some are on post-production stage. I hope film lovers will go to cinemas for watching my upcoming films and continue supporting me in the coming days.’