Actress konkona Sen Sharma won the Gollapudi Srinivas national award 2017 for the film A Death in the Gunj featured both in English and in Bengali. The film was selected from 23 nominations across India. The jury comprised of Mr.Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Ms Swarnamalya Ganesh and Mr Krishnan of Kavithalaya.The film is a coming of age story about a shy student.
He used a family road trip to an old Anglo-Indian town as an escape from his failed semester. The award comprises of a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh and a momemto that will be presented at a ceremony to be held on August 12th this year. This trust was established in 1998 to perpetuate the memory of Gollapudi Srinivas a young director who tragically passed away in an accident during the shoot of his maiden venture in 1992.