Bangladeshi actor Joya Ahsan’s film “Bishorjon” premiered at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on Sunday night.
The actor is attending the festival along with the film’s cast and crew including director Kaushik Ganguly and co-star Abir Chatterjee.
According to a Facebook post on her profile, Joya said she was feeling very proud that her film was screened at IFFI, one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in Asia.
She also dedicated all the achievements of “Bishorjon” to late musician and folk singer Kalikaprasad Bhattacharjee, who wrote the music for the film.
A display of unconditional love and sacrifice, the film also portrays the hostile condition of Bangladesh-India border regions after the partition.
Joya plays Padma in the film, who is a Hindu widow living on the banks of Ichamati River in Bangladesh. As the film moves forward, Padma meets and falls in love with a Muslim man named Naser Ali, played by Abir.
Joya recently received two awards - Best Actor (Female) at the 3rd Caleidoscope Indian Film Festival in Massachusetts, US, and Best Actor (Female) at International Bengali Film Awards (IBFA) - for her portrayal of Padma in the film.
Produced by Opera Movies, “Bishorjon” was released on Pohela Boishakh (Bangla New Year) this year. The film also won the Indian National Award in the Best Regional Language Film category.