The first ever Bharat-Bangladesh Film Awards ceremony took place on Monday, and as usual, the red carpet was filled with glamourous celebrities.
An array of Dhallywood and Tollywood celebrities dazzled at the awards ceremony held at the Noboratri Hall of International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital’s Bashundhara Residential area.
2. Dhallywood and Tollywood artistes on the stage. - SUN photo
Bashundhara Group, Bangladesh’s leading business conglomerate and Film Federation of India jointly organised the mega event. The big stars of the filmdom of Bangladesh and Kolkata held the audience spellbound by rendering some fabulous performances at the star-studded ceremony.
The stars, looked breathtaking in their gorgeous gowns, posed for the shutterbugs and put on a stellar show at the glitzy event.
The cinephiles were at fever pitch as they could meet their favourite celebrities under the one roof thanks to the awards.
3. Veteran Bangladesh actress Anwara Begum with lifetime achievement award. - SUN photo
Famed celebrities of both countries including Ranjit Mollik, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jeet, Abir Chatterjee, Rajatava Dutta, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta, Paoli Dam, Nikhita Gandhi, Anirban Bhattacharya, Kaushik Ganguly, Debojyoti Mishra, Indrajit Sengupta and others from India while, Anwara Begum, Jaya Ahsan, Porimoni, Puja Cheri, Nusrat Faria, Bidya Sinha Mim, Moushumi, Omar Sani, Emon, Nirob, Sabnam Faria and others from Bangladesh side were present on the occasion.
4. Indian actors Ranjit Mallik, Jeet, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta and Bangladeshi actress Nusrat Faria are seen enjoying the programme. - SUN photo
Jury members from Bangladesh side actor Alamgir Hossain, Sarah Begum Kabori, novelist Imdadul Haq Milan, Film Producers’ Association president Khorshed Alam Khasru and film producer Hasibur Reza Kallol and from Indian side renowned filmmaker Goutam Ghosh, actor-director Bratya Basu, Gautam Bhattacharya and actress Tanushree Chakraborty were also present on the occasion.
5. Bngladesh actress Jaya Ahsan. - SUN photo
Information minster of Bangladesh Hasan Mahmud graced the occasion as the chief guest while, Bashudhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Bangladesh Paratidin Editor Naem Nizam, ATN Bangla Cahirman Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman, Film Fedaration of India President Firdausul Hasan, BBFA convener Tapan Roy, TM Films Chairman Farzana Munni, among, others were also enjoyed the inaugural session.
6. Balam and his troupe perform at the programme. - SUN photo
Amid much festivity and fanfare, the first Bharat-Bangladesh Film Awards, presented by TM Films, were handed over to the awardees at the ceremony.
Twenty-four awards were given in three categories to Bengali films which were released in Bangladesh and India between June, 2018 and June 2019.
7. Indian singer Nikita Gandhi and her troupe. - SUN photo
Anchored by noted comedian Mir Afsar Ali, Gargi Roychowdhury from West Bengal and actor Shahriar Nazim Joy, Shanta Jahan from Bangladesh, popular actors and actresses from West Bengal and Bangladesh entertained the audience with their performance.