RBN Web Desk: Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan was voted the best actor in a leading role (female) at the Jio Filmfare Awards (East) 2018, for her clinching performance in Bishorjan, directed by Kaushik Ganguly.
Bishorjan also won the award for the best film, while Ganguly was voted the best director.
An Indo-Bangla joint production, the film won both popular and critical acclaim.
Jaya Ahsan won praise in her role as a widow in Bishorjan that had Abir Chatterjee and Ganguly himself in pivotal roles.
Earlier, Bishorjan was declared the best Bengali film in the 64th National Film Awards, 2017.
A three-time national award winner in Bangladesh, Jaya Ahsan has recently made her mark in Indian films as well. Besides Ganguly, she has worked with several top Kolkata filmmakers including Srijit Mukherji and Arindam Sil.
She will be seen in Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee’s film Kantho, and Srijit’s Ek Je Chiilo Raja. Both films are slated to release later this year.
Jaya is also reportedly working with director Anjan Dutt in Sworger Kachhakachhi.