Screenwriter from Assam, Suman Adhikary, has won two Filmfare Awards for his work in the Hindi film ‘Badhaai Do’.
Suman Adhikary brought laurels to the state by taking home the two coveted Filmfare Awards for his work in the film ‘Badhaai Do’. The awards were presented on April 27 night.
Adhikary shared the award for Best Story with Akshat Ghildiyal and for Best Screenplay with Ghildiyal and Harshavardhan Kulkarni.
Stating his delight at winning the awards, Adhikary told The News Mill that it was a great honour to be recognized by one of the oldest and most prominent film awards in Asia.
“I’m thrilled to get this huge honour. Not just in India but throughout Asia, this is one of the most prestigious cinema awards. It is just rewarding to receive the award amid the many excellent works that were nominated,” a delighted Adhikary told The News Mill.
“I thank everyone in my team to make it happen. I congratulate all the winners, especially the team of ‘Badhaai Do’,” he added.
‘Badhaai Do’ is a comedy-drama film which was released in January 2022. It stars Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles. The film was directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni and produced by Junglee Pictures.
Adhikary’s achievement is a proud moment for his home state Assam, which has a history of producing talented individuals in various fields. His success in the competitive and dynamic Bollywood industry serves as an inspiration for aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters in Assam and the entire Northeast region.
‘Badhaai Do’ was nominated in 14 categories and won six awards, including Best Film Critics, Best Actor in Leading Role, Best Actress Critics, Best Actor in Supporting Role, Best Story, and Best Screenplay.
Adhikary has previously won a Filmfare award for his directed and scripted short film ‘Sorry Bhaisaab’ and has been nominated for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) award for Best Story for ‘Badhaai Do’.
Adhikary grew up in Barpeta and spent his childhood at the Sundaridia Satra (Vaisnavite Monastery) before moving to Guwahati. He completed his graduation in economics from Ramjas College in New Delhi before switching to advertising filmmaking and writing.