January ,21 2018
She didn't win, but a nomination at the Filmfare Awards
2018 was enough for acclaimed actress Tillotama Shome to feel "included".
Tillotama, who attended the awards gala here on Saturday night, was nominated in the Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female) for "A Death In The Gunj". She was competing with Meher Vij ("Secret Superstar"), Ratna Pathak Shah ("Lipstick Under My Burkha") and Seema Pahwa who was nominated for "Bareilly Ki Barfi" and "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan".
Meher Vij took the honour, but the nomination itself led Tillotama to post an emotional post on social media.
"I completed ten years in Bombay (Mumbai) and this is the first time I have been invited to any award show. First experience of being nominated for anything. Thank you Filmfare for including me, for making me feel included. It is so encouraging," she posted on her Facebook page.
"To be nominated for a film like 'A Death In The Gunj' which as my beautiful friend Koko (Konkona Sensharma) put, it is neither 'Hindi nor popular' is heartening and most unexpected. Six nominations! Three wins! My God. Thank you Konkona Sensharma for getting us there," she added.
Konkona won the Best Debut Director for "A Death in the Gunj", which also got the Best Cinematography award for Sirsha Ray and Best Costume for Rohit Chaturvedi.