Jaya Ahsan has won the Zee Cine Award as Best Actress (Bengali films) for her Indian Bangla film “Bishorjon”, at a grand gala ceremony in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.
“Since last year, Zee Cine Awards have begun recognition for regional cinema as well, for the Bengal, Marathi and South industries,” the actress told The Daily Star over a Whatsapp call. “The regional awards are given at the start of the ceremony, after which the awards for the Hindi films begin.”
The actress also informed that Prosenjit Chatterjee won Best Actor in the awards for the Bengali films, while “Bishorjon” won Best Film. These are the only three awards given for each regional industry, she added.
Kaushik Ganguly-directed “Bishorjon” had earlier also won this year's Indian National Film Awards for Best film (Bengali). Abir Chatterjee stars in the film opposite Jaya, for which the late Kalikaprasad Bhatacharya did music direction.
The Zee Cine Awards is an award show primarily for the Hindi film industry that began in 1998 and has become one of Hindi cinema's biggest recognitions. At the ceremony held Monday at Mumbai's BKC Grounds, Varun Dhawan was awarded best actor (male) for “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, Sridevi won Best actor (female) for “Mom”, “Golmaal Again” won best film, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari won best director for “Bareilly Ki Barfi”.