Aishwarya Lekshmi and Dushara Vijayan jointly won the award for their performances in Kaanekkaane(Malayalam) and Sarpatta Parambarai(Tamil).
Last Updated: 08.12 PM, Sep 10, 2022
Aishwarya Lekshmi and Dushara Vijayan jointly lifted the trophy for Emerging OTT Star (Female), at the OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022, held on September 10 in Mumbai. The award was presented by renowned Tamil filmmaker Pa Ranjith.
Accepting the award, Dushara said “Its such an honour for me to get my first award in Mumbai. I’m sure this is not my last one, and to get it from my director himself is such an honour. Thank you so much”.
Pa Ranjith had helmed Sarpatta Parambarai, for which Dushara won the award. The sports drama, which also starred Arya, John Kokken, Shabeer Kallarakkal, Pasupathy, Anupama Kumar and Sanchana Natarajan, is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Thanking the organizers for the award, Aishwarya said “This award is for Kaanekkaane, a very important film in my career, because this is the first film I did post COVID. So after being jobless for seven months, I got an opportunity to be back in front of the camera. I understood why I was doing what I was doing, why I was acting. To actually take up this role was very difficult for me”, said the actress.
She went on to thank her director Manu Ashokan, for pushing her to take up the role despite her interest to play another character in the film. The actress also thanked the directors of her films like Amazon Prime Video’s Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa, Sony Liv’s Gargi, and the upcoming Amazon Prime Video film Ammu.
Kaanekkaane saw Aishwarya share the screen with Suraj Venjaramoodu, Tovino Thomas, Aishwarya Lekshmi and Shruthi Ramachandran. The film is available for streaming on SonyLIV.