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Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021: Mirzapur 2, Pagglait, Konkona Sensharma win big at the event

The leading Netflix and Amazon Prime Video titles received top honours at the prestigious awards. 

  • Aishwarya Vasudevan

Last Updated: 10.05 AM, Dec 04, 2021

Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021: Mirzapur 2, Pagglait, Konkona Sensharma win big at the event

Several Indian titles and artists won big at the recently concluded Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA). Asia Pacific's (APAC) most prestigious awards for creative excellence were held in Singapore on December 2 and 3, 2021. The awards recognize excellence in the film and television industries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Konkona Sen Sharma and Amruta Subhash picked up the Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, respectively.

Mirzapur season two won Best Original Program by a Streamer/OTT and Pagglait bagged the Best Original Screenplay and Best Sound too. 

Listed below are the awards won by Indians at the Asian Academy of Creative Awards. Check it out:

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Konkona Sen Sharma in Ajeeb Daastaans: Geeli Pucchi (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Amruta Subhash in Bombay Begums (Netflix)

Best Original Program by a Streamer or OTT - Mirzapur Season 2 (Amazon Prime Video)

Best Original Screenplay - Umesh Bist for Pagglait (Netflix)

Best Branded Program or Series - Cruising Legends: Dawn Patrol (MX Player)

Best Sound - Pagglait (Netflix)

In a statement, the creator of Mirzapur season two, Puneet Krishna, shared his happiness. The maker said that it's a watershed moment for every technician and cast member of Mirzapur, a series that has become a household name. He further said that the show's authenticity and relatability distinguish it as a distinct and interesting series that engages the audience on a deeper level. 

Krishna expressed his heartfelt thanks to every actor and crew member who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make Mirzapur a memorable viewing experience for the audience. He also thanked the Asian Academy of Creative Awards for recognising their efforts. 

Krishna dedicated the award to the late actor Brahma Mishra and calls him one of the most talented actors he worked with. He wished that Mishra could have been here to share this moment with them. The actor passed away a few days back. 

From its conception to its completion, Pagglait has always held a special place in Umesh Bist's heart. The director shared that the story was inspired by his own deep lived experiences, and he was fortunate to work with a talented cast and crew who carried it out honestly. 

Whereas Sound Editor Anthony Ruban is overjoyed that Pagglait's sweet, simple sounds have received international acclaim and recognition on a global scale. Calling Pagglait a unique film, he added, it's a human story, and his goal in sound editing was to convey the emotions in the most humane way possible.

Konkona, who has been lauded for her role in Geeli Pucchi, revealed she was completely captivated by the script when she first read it. The actor added that it was written beautifully and powerfully; she was trying to figure out Bharati Mondol's identity and it helped her grow as a person. Konkona is grateful to the director, Neeraj Ghaywan, for that. She further said that the character is so nuanced and layered that the director conveys so many emotions in such a short film. 

Last but not least, Amruta is heartened to see a slew of female-led content taking centre stage today. She added that Bombay Begums was a series that relied entirely on the powerful women who led from the front. Amruta called it a beautiful, nuanced story with layered characters played by female leads, driving the entire storyline, which has never happened before. Taking on the role of Lily was a difficult task for the actor, and she said it was difficult to portray ambition, power, greed, and humanity in one character. Amruta added that the job required a lot of effort, but she thoroughly enjoyed it. It brought her great joy to be recognised for her performance and hard work.