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Kolkata-based theatre actor gets global recognition

It’s a great start for the Kolkata-based theatre actor Gulshanara Khatun. Khatun did a short film with director Apratim De titled as ‘Lost Luna’, derived from the word ‘Lunatic’, which according to Apratim means one who is lost in her own world, in this case. Recently, Khatun and Apratim’s ‘Lost Luna’ received the Best Short Film, Gold Award at the New York City Indie Film Awards, January 2020 in the category- Best Short Film. It is a bilingual short film and is in both Bengali and English. Gulshanara’s character is named as ‘Durga’, who is a babysitter hailing from a remote village in Jharkhand. As Durga is from a tribal area she doesn’t have any dialogue owing to the fact that she only understands her native language. Durga only sings lullabies in her own language. Khatun plays the lead in this short film; talking about her character and this achievement, the talented actor shares,

“I am extremely happy to share this news with our well-wishers. Our director, Apratim, has helped me a lot in essaying the role. He will be busy in February for his next, so they are sending the award to Kolkata by the end of this month.”  


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