Odisha State Film Awards: What Winners Said

Bhubaneswar: The Odia Language, Literature and Culture department has felicitated 27 winners of the 30th Odisha State Film Awards.

The awards, each carrying a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, were announced at a star-studded ceremony event at Utkal Mandap here on Thursday. It was inaugurated by Odisha Culture Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi.

Here’s what some of the winners said after bagging the awards in different categories:

This award gives me more inspiration to write something unique and off-beat. Every award has its significance and I am fortunate to receive this award

Bijay Mishra, Sri Jaydev Award winner

I am surprised to be nominated for the award. The story (of Bhija Matira Swarga) is based on a family’s emotion, on a father- son relationship. I dedicate the award to all the cast and crew members

Mihir Das, Best Actor for ‘Bhija Matira Swarga’

I am very fortunate to get an opportunity to work in a movie like ‘Champion’. The (my) character had many shades and probably that impressed the jury. I would like to thank K Murali Bhaskar, Dipti ma’am and N Gangadhar Reddy

Archita, Best Actress for ‘Champion’

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