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Tillotama Shome wins best actor award for Raahgir: The Wayfarers at UK Asian Film Festival

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Raahgir: The Wayfarers

Indian actress Tillotama Shome has made the country proud by winning the Best Actor award at the 2021 UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF).

Highlights:

  • Tillotama won the award for her role in the film Raahgir: The Wayfarers.
  • The film has been directed by Goutam Ghose.
  • The UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) 2021 was the 23rd edition of the annual event.
  • Apart from Tillotama, filmmaker Goutam Ghose has also won the Best Director award at the UKAFF.

About the Raahgir: The Wayfarers:

  • This film stars Adil Hussain (Lakhua), Tillotama Shome (Nathuni) and Neeraj Kabi (Chopatlal).
  • It is a story of three strangers, living on a daily wage basis, who cross each other’s path accidentally on a journey and develop a strong bond.

About UKAFF:

  • The UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) is the longest-running South Asian film festival in the world.
  • UKAFF was previously known as the London Asian Film Festival.
  • It is a British film festival organized by the not-for-profit organization Tongues on Fire Ltd.
  • It takes place annually in the spring in London.
  • Founding directors Dr. Pushpinder Chowdhry and Mrs. Harvinder Nath started the festival in 1999.
  • The festival caters mainly to South Asian films to date, with main events usually held at either BAFTA or the BFI.

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