Popular celebrities Ferdous Ahmed and Purnima are all set to host this year’s National Film Award ceremony. The National Film Awards-2018 will be distributed through a gala function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on July 8. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to hand over the awards, the highest recognition for contribution to the film industry.
The ‘National Film Award’, is the most prestigious award of the country’s film industry. Besides acting, Ferdous and Purnima have gained popularity in anchoring. Both appeared as anchors in the National Award ceremony before.
For actor Ferdous, this is the fourth time he is hosting the National Film Awards program, whereas for Purnima this is the second time. Both of them are very excited to get the opportunity to host this honorable event.
“Oggatonama – The Unnamed,” directed by Tauquir Ahmed won the award for best film, and Farida Akhter (Bobita) and Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque, were honored by the lifetime achievement award.
The film “Aynabaji” bagged the most awards by winning seven titles, including Amitabh Reza Chowdhury as best director, Rashed Zaman as best cinematographer, and Chanchal Chowdhury as best actor in a lead role, for the same film.