Mumbai: MX Original Series Aashram, staring Bobby Deol, has bagged the Landmark OTT Show at the 20th Indian Television Academy Awards 2021. Bobby Deol has won the best actor – web series awards at the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2021.
The series has marked national-award winning filmmaker Prakash Jha’s foray into the world of web series.
Prakash Jha said: “On behalf of my team of actors and technicians, I would like to thank the ITA 2021 for recognizing Aashram as a landmark series and I feel happy for Bobby for having won the Best Actor award at DPIFF. The show mirrors the blind faith that innocent people unwittingly succumb to and the story, powered by brilliant performances struck a chord with the audience.”
Bobby Deol said: “I am grateful to Prakash Jha that he saw me as Baba Nirala and gave me the opportunity to grow with it. Getting into the character of Baba Nirala has been a life changing experience and being recognised for it is the most amazing feeling in the world. I had faith that it will be big, and MX Player gave a much-needed platform that it deserved”.
MX Player Chief Content Officer Gautam Talwar said: “As a platform, we believe in curating stories across varied genres that connect with the vast and diverse audiences of the country. With Aashram, we are proud to have introduced our viewers to premium entertainment at such scale, that has set a new benchmark of viewership in the OTT ecosystem and wins like this further fuel us to continue bringing compelling stories to the digital screen”.
The Indian Television Academy Awards is an annual event organised by the Indian Television Academy to honour excellence of Indian Television; this is the first year they have introduced awards in the OTT space. The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival is a unique platform to honour and encourage the most creative artists, creators, filmmakers in the entertainment and the film industry.