Chirkut, a Bangladeshi musical band, got nominations in three categories in the Jio Filmfare Awards (East) in India.
The band received nominations in the category of best lyrics, best music director and best playback female singer.
Sharmin Sultana Sumi from Chirkut was nominated best female singer for the song 'Ahare Jibon' (Doob) while the song was nominated for the best lyrics category as well.
The Jio Filmfare Awards (East) 2018 which celebrates the best of Bengali cinema in India will be held on Saturday (February 17).
Chirkut Band wrote in its Facebook page that "It is a matter of great honour to receive nominations in 3 prestigious categories together in India's most respected 'Jio Filmfare Award (East)'. We have got nominations for lyrics, female singers and background scores of our song 'Ahare Jibon' in the film "Doob" directed by Mostafa Sarwar Farooqi."
They also said "The award is not just India's most popular but also the oldest award ceremony. It is both the matter of pride for us and country. There is no regret if we do not get the award. It recognises the good work that will encourage us to continue the effort for good work in the future."
Tollywood superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee got the best actor in leading role (male) award for border-themed "Sankhachil", while "Cinemawala" was adjudged the best film at the Jio Filmfare awards East 2017.
"Cinemawala" director Kaushik Ganguly got the award for the best director and also best original story
Filmfare Awards East is the East Indian segment of the annual Filmfare Awards, presented by The Times Group to honour the artistic and cinematic excellence in Bengali film industry, Assamese film industry and Odia film industry.
The first segment of the awards was held for Bengali, Assamese and Odia films on March 29, 2014, while the award ceremony was discontinued for 2015 and 2016, then again continued from 2017.
The full list of nominations will be found on https://www.filmfare.com/ features/nominations-for-the- jio-filmfare-awards-east-2018_ -26583.html
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