Raj Kapoor Awards for Excellence honours best of OTT

The Raj Kapoor Awards for Excellence in Entertainment are being presented to the exceptional performances on OTT platforms in 2020.

This year the awards are presented in collaboration with the Free Press Journal. It was instituted in 2018 by The Daily Eye.

The jury members of the award include Faroukh Mistry, Kunal Mehta, Sushil Poddar, Dhruv Somani and Asha Parekh, chaired by writer and author Khalid Mohamed.

Winner of major categories are as follows:

Best OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Best Female Actor: Sushmita Sen for Aarya

Best Male Actor: Pratik Gandhi for Scam 1992

Best Dicrector: Hansal Mehta for Scam 1992

Best Supporting Actors: Rasika Dugal and Atul Kulkarni for Mirzapur and Bandish Bandits respectively

Best Music Score: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for Bandish Bandits

Sushmita Sen, about her performance in Disney+Hotstar series Aarya, said:

“Aarya has been a terrific journey for me. It has come at a time when the world tells you it’s done, that YOU are done. And life surprises you… people give you an opportunity to look forward to a whole new chapter! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Make this a habit please. Thank you for supporting Aarya and thank you for loving me for 25 years.”

Sharing about his win, SonyLIV’s Scam 1992 actor Pratik Gandhi said:

“The series is very close to my heart, it has turned my career upside down or downside up, so to speak. This is my first award for the series… so it’s really very special for me. So, on behalf of the whole team I would like to receive this award, so thank you very much!”

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