Konkona Sensharma has elevated her career with two prestigious awards. This year’s best director award and best actress award of New York Indian Film Festival was bagged by Konkona for her directorial debut ‘A Death in the Gunj’ and the best actress for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ respectively.
Alankrita Shrivastava’s film that explores women’s sexuality, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha won her the best actress award. Alankrita congratulated Konkona for her win at the festival on the microblogging site.
K Kaladharan won the best actor for Malayalam film ‘Ottayaal n Paatha'” (‘A Narrow Path’) and Shubhashish Bhutiani’s ‘Mukti Bhawan’ was declared the best film at the 17th annual film extravaganza.
‘An Insignificant Man’ bagged the best documentary and Malayalam film ‘Kammatipaddam’ was awarded for the screenplay. Onir’s film ‘Aaba’ won the best short film at the festival.