Assamese film “Bhoga Khirikee” receives 3 nominations at IFFM 2019
GUWAHATI: Assamese film “Bhoga Khirikee” has received three nominations at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2019.
The film has been nominated for ‘Best Director-Jahnu Barua,’ ‘Best Actress- Zerifa Wahid’ and ‘Best Indie Film.’
“It’s a great honour to be nominated for this award amongst such great powerful performances. I really admire all these actresses. Being nominated itself is a blessing for me. Most importantly, more than the nomination, I am happy to have worked with Jahnu Barua because it is so satisfying as an artist to work in such a substantial role, be able to explore your own potential and also be able to learn from the master director,” said Zerifa Wahid, who has been nominated for the Best Actress category at the international film festival.
She added that Assamese cinema going to such a prestigious film festival is an honour in itself and the whole team is humbled, happy and blessed.
Wahid has been nominated amongst renowned actresses from mainstream and regional movies such as Tabu for Andhadhun, Neena Gupta for Badhai Ho, Alia Bhatt for Gully Boy, Rituparna Sengupta for Ahaa Re and Jigmet Dewa Lhamo for Chuskit.
Director Jahnu Barua has been nominated alongside fellow Assamese director Rima Das for Bulbul Can Sing and others such as Abhishek Chaubay for Sonchiriya, Praveen Morchhale for Widow of Silence, Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun, Zoya Akhtar for Gully Boy and Thiagarajan Kumararaja for Super Deluxe.
The film has also been nominated for ‘Best Indie Film’ along with Bhonsle, Bulbul Can Sing, Chuskit, Namdev Bhau: In Search of Silence, The Gold-Laden Sheep & the Sacred Mountain and Widow of Silence.
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2019 will be held from August 8 to August 17, 2019.