Bhubaneswar: The state government has announced the State Film and Television Awards for 2018. Ghanshyam Mohapatra, an eminent film sponsor and director, has been announced for the prestigious Jaydev Award. Similarly, the Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami Award will be given to renowned film director Neelmadhab Panda. Neelmadhab Panda has also been announced to be awarded the Best Director award. The two awards will be given to him for his internationally acclaimed Oriya film ‘Kali’s Past’.
Saroj Parida has been nominated for Best Actor for her performance in “Khushi” and Kavya Kiran has been nominated for Best Actress for her performance in the film. The late Kapaleshwar Mohapatra will be awarded the Best Story for ‘Shalabudhar Badla’ and Vaidyanatha Das will be awarded the Best Music Director Award for the film ‘Nayakar Na Devdas’. Similarly, Swami Padhi 4 will be awarded the Best Cover Singer and Deeptirekha Padhi the Best Cover Singer award. Rabindra Behera will be awarded the Best Picture Award and Rajesh Das the Best Editing Award. Arun Mantri has been nominated for Best lyricist and Best Screenplay for Santosh Narayan Das. Bobby Mishra will be honored with Best Supporting Actor and Anjana Das will be honored with Best Supporting Actress, Aishwarya Mishra will be awarded Best Child Artist.