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Konkona Sen Sharma bags 2 awards at 17th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF)

Konkona Sen Sharma bags 2 awards at 17th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) – The actress was awarded for her performan in ‘Lipstick Under My burkha’ and her directorial debut film

Konkona Sen Sharma shone at the 17th annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) this year, winning two awards. The event took place from April 30 to May 7 and was presented by Indo-American Arts Council.

She was credited for her outstanding performance in the movie Lipstick Under My Burkha , which revolves around women’s sexuality and, for her excellent directorial debut with Death In The Gunj, a thriller that features stars Kalki Koechin, Jim Sarbh, Tanuja, Vikrant Massey as well as the recently deceased Om Puri.

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Apart from this,Shubhashish was honoured with the award for the Best Film while K Kaladharan was awarded Best Actor for Malayalam film Ottayaal Paatha (A Narrow Path) and Best Screenplay was awarded to Kammatipaddam. An Insignificant Man won best documentary and Onir’s film Aaba received Best Short Film.

The following tweets were published on NYIFF’s official twitter account: “#NYIFF Awards Winner Best Director is Konkona Sen Sharma @konkonas @chhabs @aroonshiv,” , “#NYIFF2017 Awards Winner Best Actress is @konkonas @chhabs @aroonshiv.”

Konkona was congratulated by Alankrita Shrivastava, who posted, “Yay! @konkonas wins best actress at @nyindianff for @lipstickmovie #lipstickundermyburkha.”

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