8th Odia Filmfare Award

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Bhubaneswar: The 8th Odia Film fair award was held on Sunday at the Exhibition Ground here. The main attraction of this year event was Bollywood diva Raveena Tandon and Miss Asia Pacific 2013 Srishti Rana who were the chief guest and presented the awards to winners.

Babusan Mohanty won the best actor award for ‘Hero No 1’ and Elina Samantray Best Actress Award for the movie ‘Abhay’.

The awards were given in total 28 categories. Tarang Cine Productions bagged 12 awards.

Veteran actor Bijay Mohanty was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the Odia film industry. He was presented with cash prize of Rs 25,000, a trophy and a certificate.

Veteran actor and producer Pradyumna Lenka was also awarded on the occasion.

Debidutt Mohanty was awarded for Best Screenplay, Souren Bhatt for Best Singer and Shakti Baral for Best Dialogue. Newcomer Swaraj and Bhumika bagged Jury awards.

Besides, comedian Sunil Pal, entertained the audience with his jokes.