Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Ollywood superstar Uttam Mohanty was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award and  ‘Love Station’ of Tarang Cine Productions received the best film award in the Odisha Film Producer’s Association (OFPA) Film Award – 2017 organised at Utkal Mandap here on Sunday.

Ashok Pati received the best director award for Love Station produced by Tarang Cine Productions. Similarly, Babusan received the best actor while best comedian award went to Papu Pom Pom for the same movie. The best character award (male) was given to veteran Mihir Das for ‘Love Pain Kuch Bhi Karega’ and Aparajita Mohanty got the same prize in female category for the movie ‘Tu Kahibu Na Mun’.

For the first time, the artists and technicians were felicitated in 37 categories.

OFA joint secretary Sachikant Jena said, “we have tried to give awards to genuine and deserving people in every category. This time, we have awarded the men behind the screen. Our initiative for the development of Odia film industry will continue”.

Editor of Sambad Soumya Ranjan Patnaik attended the event as chief guest. The award giving ceremony included performance of young Ollywood artists.