1 Updates
ADFF: Tillotama Shome wins best actress, shares it with Norwegian talent
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

ADFF: Tillotama Shome wins best actress, shares it with Norwegian talent

Oct 31 2013, 2:42pm CDT | by IANS

Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 (IANS) Indian actress Tillotama Shome's performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in "Qissa" Thursday won her the best actress title in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). She shares the title with Norwegian actress Julia Wildschutt.

Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 — Indian actress Tillotama Shome's performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in "Qissa" Thursday won her the best actress title in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

38 weeks ago

ADFF: Tillotama Shome wins best actress, shares it with Norwegian talent

Oct 31 2013, 2:42pm CDT | by IANS

Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 (IANS) Indian actress Tillotama Shome's performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in "Qissa" Thursday won her the best actress title in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). She shares the title with Norwegian actress Julia Wildschutt.

Abu Dhabi, Nov 1 — Indian actress Tillotama Shome's performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in "Qissa" Thursday won her the best actress title in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). She shares the title with Norwegian actress Julia Wildschutt.

The Bengali actress was here for the film's screening earlier this week, however, she had left for India much before the awards ceremony. The film's director Anup Singh received the honour on her behalf.

"Tillotama will be very happy. My actress was like magic. When she came to meet me for the role, I knew she was my actress, and she never let me down," Singh said here as he received the award.

Nevertheless, the actress was quick to take to Twitter to share her excitement.

"The most heartwarming phone call from Anup Singh and Irrfan Khan on winning best actress at ADFF 2013.This is the FIRST prize of my life," she posted.

"Qissa" is a Punjabi film, which stars Irrfan as a Sikh man, who plays father to Tillotama's character. The film, which was welcomed warmly at ADFF, dwells on the gender crisis that Tillotama's character has to experience due to her father's obsession with having a male child.

She essays the character effortlessly.

The New Horizons Competition of ADFF honours the work of first-time and second-time directors from around the world, featuring fresh styles and challenging ideas in narrative films.

The jury's section comprised Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey), Irene Bignardi (Italy), Nour-Eddine Lakhmari (Morocco), Valery Todorovsky (Ukraine), Michel Kammoun (Lebanon).

Julia was awarded for the film "Elsk meg (Love Me)".

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Beckhams, Ramsays' dinner date
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Celebrity couple Victoria and David Beckham dined with Gordon Ramsay and his wife at Malibu's Nobu restaurant.
 
 
MJ estate sues movie memorabilia store
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Michael Jackson's estate is suing a movie memorabilia store for auctioning off historic photos from the pop star's early days.
 
 
Zoe Saldana pregnant with twins!
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) "Avatar" fame actress Zoe Saldana, who is married to Marco Perego, is reportedly pregnant with twins. The couple is delighted with the news.
 
 
Sandra Bullock too scared to stay in LA
Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actress Sandra Bullock may move out of her house here after the armed stalker incident in June. She is reportedly planning to settle down in Austin, Texas.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

WHO opens Ebola response centre in Guinea
Conakry (Guinea), July 26 (IANS/WAM) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has opened a Sub-regional Outbreak Coordination Centre in here after continuing reports of new cases and deaths attributable to Ebola virus...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Walking speed may detect Alzheimer's risk
New York, July 26 (IANS) How fast people walk and whether they have memory complaints can help predict dementia early, researchers have found. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. The new test...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Finnish firm to launch smartphone in India
Helsinki, July 26 (IANS) Finnish smartphone maker Jolla has announced that it will enter the Indian market with its Sailfish OS smartphone next month. The company has entered into a partnership with Indian e-commerce...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
CPL: Tridents stumble to victory as Hawksbills slide continues
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 26 (IANS/CMC) Barbados Tridents managed to complicate a simple run chase before pulling off a one-wicket victory in the last over, to send Antigua Hawksbills crashing to their fifth straight...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
New EU guidelines to put cancer research at risk: Experts
London, July 26 (IANS) The proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation could make cancer research impossible and add a significant burden to cancer patients, the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has said...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Ancelotti aims to end Real Madrid goalkeeper debate
Madrid, July 26 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said that he was looking to avoid the debate over who should be first team goalkeeper which affected the club last season. Real Madrid count on two fine...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
25 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai
Cairo, July 26 (IANS) At least 25 militants were killed Saturday during a military raid in Egypt's North Sinai province, an official said. The military raid started Friday afternoon in the city of Sheikh Zuweid near...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ronaldinho hails Deco after missing flight for testimonial
Rio de Janeiro, July 26 (IANS) Ronaldinho took to Twitter to congratulate former Barcelona teammate Deco after missing his flight to play in the retired midfielder's testimonial. Ronaldinho was invited to feature in...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Iniesta optimistic for Barca ahead of new season
Madrid, July 26 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said that he was optimistic his club would improve on last season's disappointing campaign. Barca have acted quickly this summer to solve the problems...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Two Palestinian teenagers killed in West Bank
Ramallah, July 26 (IANS) At least two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, officials said Saturday. A 16-year-old boy was killed in the West Bank city of Bethlehem during violent...
Read more on Politics Balla