Noted actor Bijay Mohanty to get Jayadev Award

Bhubaneswar: Veteran Ollywood actor Bijay Mohanty will receive coveted Jayadev Award-2014 for lifetime achievement. A cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and citation will be given to the yesteryear hero.

Announcing the 26th State Film Award for the year 2014, Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Panda said prizes will be given in 27 categories for which Rs 5 lakh will be spent.

As per the announcement, Himansu Khatua directed flick ‘Krantidhara’ has been nominated for the best film award (Mohan Sundar Dev Goswami), which carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000.

Similarly, ace film maker Sabyasachi Mohapatra will receive the Best Director for his movie Aadim Vichar. A cash prize of Rs 20,000 will be given to him.

Atala Bihari Panda has been adjudged Best Actor award for his outstanding performance in ‘Aadim Vichar’ while best Actress award will go to Gargi Mohanty for her role in the movie ‘Krantidhara’. They will get a cash prize of Rs 15,000 each.

Iti Samant will receive the award as the Best Story writer of ‘Krantidhara’ while Mohit Chakravarti has been adjudged best lyricist for the movie ‘Rasta’. Chakravarti will receive Rs 10,000 towards the award.

Best supporting actress award will go to Lochani Bag who will receive Rs 10,000 with a citation.