Andrea Kevichusa and Suman Adhikari make NE proud with Filmfare Awards
Andrea Kevichusa from Nagaland and Suman Adhikari from Assam made the Northeast proud by winning awards at the 68th Hyundai Filmfare Awards 2023.
Andrea won the Best Debut Actors (female category) award for her role as Aido in ‘Anek’ and Suman won awards in two categories – Best Story and Best Screenplay – for the movie Badhaai Do.
In her Instagram post, Andrea said “BEYOND grateful!! I had the honour of being awarded the Best Debut Female at the 68th Hyundai @filmfare Awards 2023 for my role as Aido in Anek.”
She also thanked all the people involved in the making of the film. “I am indebted to everyone for all the support I have received in this journey,” she stated.
Andrea also shared a picture from the Filmfare Awards where she is seen alongside Salman Khan and Maniesh Paul, who hosted the event.
She played the role of Aido in the Anubhav Sinha-directed film that featured Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role. The film was released in May last year.
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio and deputy chief minister Y. Patton also took to Twitter to congratulate Andrea Kevichusa.
“Happy to know that her hard work and talent have been recognized. I wish her the best for all her future endeavours,” Rio tweeted.
Congratulating Andrea Kevichusa and team ‘Anek’, Patton said: “May her (Andrea) journey guide and inspire aspiring artists in our state!”
Meanwhile, at this year’s Filmfare Awards, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and Harshavardhan Kulkarni’s Badhaai Do were among the big winners.
Gangubai Kathiawadi won 10 awards, while Badhaai Do received trophies in six different categories. Gangubai Kathiawadi won the Best Director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Best Actress for Alia Bhatt. Rajkummar Rao won Best Actor Award for his performance in Badhaai Do.
Meanwhile, Tabu and Bhumi Pednekar shared the award for the Best Actress (Critics) for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Badhaai Do respectively. In the critics category, Sanjay Mishra won the Best Actor for his performance in Vadh. Veteran actor Prem Chopra was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.