Noted actor and director Afzal Hossain has been honoured with Life Time Achievement award at ‘Tele Cine Award’ in Kolkata.
The 20th edition of the ‘Tele Cine Awards’ took place in Kolkata’s Nazrul Mancha auditorium on June 4.
About the award, Afzal Hossain said, “We watch movies, dramas and read literature of Kolkata. But our plays, films and literature do not reach Kolkata widely. Currently, the audience of Kolkata are watching plays and becoming interested in our artistes because of the OTT platform. If the scope of our work space increases in Kolkata, then the engagement of artistes in Dhaka would increase with Kolkata’s artistes.”
“As our language is same. The Tele Cine Award Ceremony is very important for us. Because, artistes of two Bengals meet each-others, exchange views, develop relationship through the award ceremony, it’s a good thing. I’m very happy to receive the lifetime award at the event”, he added.
Besides Afzal Hossain, Chanchal Chowdhury (Best Actor Award), Bidya Sinha Mim (Best Actress), Bappy Chowdhury (Special award), Bappa Mazumder (Best Singer Male) and Samina Chowdhury (Best Singer Female) have been honoured in the Bangladesh section.