State Film Awards: Soumya Ranjan, Barsha Nayak adjudged best actor, best actress

Bhubaneswar: Soumya Ranjan and Barsha Nayak will receive the 27th Odisha State Film Awards 2015 in Best Actor and Best Actress categories for their superb acting in ‘Antarleena’ and ‘Tulasi Apa’, respectively, said the State’s Culture Department in a media release today.

Director Sushant Mani’s ‘Kehi Nuhen Kahara’ was chosen to get the ‘Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami Samman’ for selection as the Best Film for 2015, the release added.

Amiya Kumar Patnaik was chosen to get the 27th State Film Awards in Best Director category for his movie ‘Tulasi Apa’.

Besides, cinematographer Ashok Swain will receive the Jayadev Puraskar for his life-long contribution to the movie industry, the release added. Swain will be honoured with a citation and Rs one lakh cash prize at the State Film Awards programme.

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Tapas Saragharia was chosen to get the State Film Awards in Best Story category for ‘Ishq Tu Hi Tu’ produced by Tarang Cine Productions, the release stated.

Sukumar Mani and Samaresh Routray are selected to get the award in Best Editing and Best Actor in Supporting Role categories, respectively, for their contribution in ‘Ishq Tu Hi Tu’.