The producers Shabbir Boxwala and Apoorva Mehta received the award at OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022.
Shershaah poster (via Instagram)
Last Updated: 06.41 PM, Sep 16, 2022
Shershaah has won the award for Best Web Original Film - Popular at the recently held OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022. Two of the producers among the six of them graced the event and accepted the award on the behalf of the whole team. They shared their award in the same category with the Surya starrer Jai Bhim.
The Family Man fame actor Uday Mahesh and the product head of OTTplay, Zafar Sawant graced the stage to present the prestigious award. Shabbir Boxwala and Apoorva Mehta took the honour on the behalf of the whole Shershaah team. They even remembered co-producer Karan Johar during their speech.
The winning speech by the two producers
After receiving the trophy, Shabbir mentioned, "Good evening everybody and thank you Okinawa, HT, OTTplay awards. We are very delighted. In fact, it has become a habit now for the love that this film has been given us from all over the world. And I would like to thank our partners - Amazon, who didn't let us miss our theatrical release because of the way they promoted and released the film all over the world, Sony Music and Colors Cineplex, and the entire team of Shershaah. I think we would like to dedicate this award to our two Shershaahs, Siddharth Malhotra and Captain Vikram Batra."
Post that Apoorva agreed with his producer friend's speech and said, "Well said Shabbir. Thank you so much for this wonderful honour. Karan (Johar) unfortunately couldn't be here because he is not very well."
Talking about the awarded movie, he further added, "You know it's once in a lifetime that you come across a script that truly motivates you and inspires you. For us, it was Shershaah, the story of Captain Vikram Batra. We are standing here because of the incredible teamwork by our co-producers, who got the script to us. Sandeep Shrivstva's screenplay, Siddharth Malhotra's nuanced performance as Captain Vikram Batra and Kiara Advani as his love interest, Azeem Dayani for his music supervision, Sumer for his creative supervision, the support for the army, Captain Vikram Batra and the list is endless. Everyone has worked really hard and of course very very thankful to Amazon Prime. Specifically, Gaurav, and Manish, who really supported the film. Like Shabbir said they didn't let us miss the theatrical release and gave us so much love and such wide visibility. So, thank you on the behalf of the team. This is an incredible honour. Thank you."
About the film
Shershaah is a biographical war drama movie, which is based on the life of Vikram Batra, martyred in the Kargil War. The Vishnuvardhan directorial marks his first Hindi film. Written by Sandeep Shrivastava, the hit web original flick stars Siddharth Malhotra in the titular role and Kiara Advani as his girlfriend Dimple Cheema.
The story revolves around Vikram and focuses on his life and his dedication to join the Indian Army. The movie also showcases how watching the TV series Param Vir Chakra made him realise his wish to join forces and how his desire grew stronger as he grew up.
A significant chunk of the real-life tale also focuses on the relationship that Vikram and Dimple shared and how their love for each other grew stronger even after being in a long-distance relationship.
Shershaah also features Shiv Panditt, Nikitin Dheer, Anil Charanjeett, and Shataf Figar among others.
Awards to Shershaah
Apart from the OTTplay award for Best Web Original Film, Shershaah has bagged numerous honours post its release including Filmfare Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Music Director and International Indian Film Academy Awards for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay among others.