Odisha filmmaker Dayanidhi Dahima in race for Filmfare award

Bhubaneswar: Odisha-born ad filmmaker Dayanidhi Dahima has made a mark in Bollywood as his maiden short movie has been shortlisted for the Filmfare Short Film Awards-2020.

‘Nawab’ is among the 35 shortlisted entries for this edition of the prestigious award. It is the first movie from Odisha to have found place in the list.

The less-than-20-minute movie features Aparshakti Khurana, Mallika Dua, Maria Goretti and Geetika Vidya.

The film has been written and directed by Mansi Jain and produced by the Big Banner Films in association with the Daya Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

The 28-year-old Rajgangpur youth Dahima after completing a filmmaking course from the FTII, Pune, he tried his hands on ad filmmaking in Odisha. Later, he also got into celebrity management business prior to his entry into Bollywood.

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