Tillotama Won The Best Actress Award
Bollywood actress Tillotama won the Best Actress Award at the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). Tillotama Shome’s performance as a girl who is raised as a boy in the film Qissa won her the best actress award in the New Horizons Competition of ADFF.
Tillotama is a Bengali actress. She was here for the screening of Qissa earlier this week; however she had left for India much before the awards ceremony. The director of the film, Anup Singh received the award 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,” said Anup.
When informed, the actress felt excitement and she posted on Twitter; “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.”
Irrfan Khan is playing a Sikh in Qissa as a father to Tillotama’s character. The film was welcomed warmly at Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
It dwells on the gender crisis that Tillotama’s character has to experience due to her father’s obsession with having a male child. Tillotama won the Best Actress Award through Qissa. The actress is happy with this honour.