Kolkata, April 16 IANS | 6 months ago

Euphoric after receiving the National Award for scoring the music of Bengali film "Jaatishwar", music composer Kabir Suman Wednesday dedicated the honour to the people of West Bengal.

The Srijit Mukherji directed film with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, won four awards including best makeup, best music, best singer and best costume designer.

"I feel euphoric receiving the award. The award belongs to the people of Bengal," Suman told the media here.

Acknowledging the contribution of the film's director Srijit Mukherji and singer Rupankar for his success, Suman said: "I had expected that Srijit and Prosenjit will be given the best director and best actor award respectively."

Singer Rupankar Bagchi dedicated his best playback singer honour for the song "E Tumi Kemon Tumi" to Suman.

"I feel very happy and the win is special and it serves as a reminder that I am Indian. I dedicate the award to Suman da," Bagchi said here.

Saborni Das, who won the National Film Award for best costume designer, said it was "difficult" to design outfits as "Jaatishwar" was a period film.

"Without giving much importance to awards, one must move on in life, although awards work as an incentive to work hard. Designing costumes for this movie had been quite difficult. The story is having lots of layers as the movie depicts two era - the colonial days and the present scenario," she said.

Mukherji, who missed out on the coveted prize, lauded the team's effort.

"I feel ecstatic receiving the award, the characters of this story are very dear to me. Prosenjit Chatterjee,Indradeep Dasgupta and Shamik Haldar's immense hard work finally paid off good results. AKabir Suman finally received the award he deserves," he said.

(Posted on 16-04-2014)

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