Om Puri honoured at India International Film Festival of Boston
Late actor Om Puri was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the third India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB 2020).
The Best Feature Film Award went to the Malayalam film Kaanthi, which narrates the story of a blind tribal girl.
The Best Actor (male) in a feature film award went to Victor Bannerjee for his portrayal of a priest in Josef: Born In Grace. The Best Actor (female) award was given to Shylaja Ambu who played the part of the tribal mother in Kaanthi.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was accorded to the late Om Puri, and received by his wife Nandita Puri. Another highlight of the festival was a conversation with chef Vikas Khanna, recipient of the "Pride of India Award".
The film festival, based in Boston, USA, was held virtually this year, from October 16 to 18.