Jayasurya has won the Best Actor award at the Indian Film Festival Cincinnati for his performance as a trans woman in ‘Njan Marykutty’. The actor took to his official social media handle to share the news. He also thanked the film’s director Ranjith Sankar, crew members and the audience for supporting him.
So Happy and Proud to share that I have been selected as the ‘ Best Actor ‘ For the Indian Film Festival Cincinnati (USA), for the Movie “Njan Mary Kutty” – one of the toughest and most challenging characters in my career. Thank you my dear Ranjith sankar and the entire cast and crew, my Marykuttees and all of you..
‘Njan Marykutty’, which hit screens last year, is a film inspired from a real person. It is the story of a transgender woman’s attempt to realize her true orientation in a society that stigmatizes gender transformation. Jayasurya’s stellar performance as Marykutty was widely appreciated and the Kerala State award jury considered it along with his act in ‘Captian’ while honouring him with the best actor award.