Arya received the Best Actor award for his performance in Pa Ranjith's Sarpatta Parambarai and Farhan Akhtar for Toofan
Last Updated: 05.02 PM, Sep 16, 2022
Actor Arya, who recently bagged the OTTplay Award for Best Actor in a film (Male), has stated that it is an honour to share the award with Farhan Akhtar, who won the same for his sports drama Toofan. Arya stated that he is a huge fan of Farhan Akhtar's work and that he was looking forward to his next. He wrote, "Thank you so much for ur kind words sir 🤗 It’s a great honour to be sharing the award with you. A huge fan of all ur work.Many congratulations and looking forward to ur next. Thank you @htcity @ottplayapp for Hosting the wonderful event (sic)."
Farhan Akhtar had earlier written on his social media page that he was honoured to share the recognition with Arya whose work was incredible in Sarpatta Parambarai. He wrote, "Thank you to the jury of the @ottplayapp for bestowing me with the Best Actor award for #Toofaan. Honoured to share the recognition with @arya_offl for his incredible work in #sarpattaparambarai. My heartiest congratulations to @htcity for creating a wonderful event. Big hug (sic)."
Arya played Kabilan, a Dalit manual worker, who aspires to become a boxer but to has to battle a number of hurdles, including his caste. The film, directed by Pa Ranjith (who won the Filmmaker of the Decade at OTTplay Awards 2022), had Arya, John Vijay, Shabeer Kallarakkal, Dushara Vijayan, Pasupathy, Anupama Kumar and Sanchana Natarajan. The film is set in the North Madras of the 70s. The film is said to be a milestone in Arya's career. "I'm more open to challenging characters and unique subjects after the recognition I received for the movie. My confidence as an actor, too, witnessed a considerable spike after Sarpatta Parambarai," Arya had told OTTplay. The character has got the actor a lot of recognition.