29 July 2018:
Nilotpal Bora, nominated for the “Best Singer” in the Assam State Film Awards, 2018, has denied having received an invitation for the award function from organisers.
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Nilotpal shared a video on his Facebook account saying that he was not sent any invitation for the award function and that he came to know about the award declaration from a friend.
“The organisers did not have the time to send an invitation or a message to me. I came to know that lodging facilities have been made for other nominees who reside outside Assam. As I am hurt by such behaviour of the organisers, I have decided not to receive the award,” he said.