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OTTplay Awards 2022: Presenting the brands that also believed in the ‘One Nation, One OTT Award’ concept

Presented by Okinawa Autotech and co-powered by Mufti and associate sponsors Monkey Shoulder, TRDP Mario & Beliram Tarachand Jain Legacy, the event took place in Mumbai on September 10.

OTTplay Awards 2022: Presenting the brands that also believed in the ‘One Nation, One OTT Award’ concept
Our sponsors joined in celebrating the best in the business of OTT content
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Last Updated: 01.12 PM, Sep 23, 2022

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The first edition of the OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022, which took place in Mumbai on September 10, was built on the brand’s core ethos of democratising cinema to recommend and stream content beyond boundaries and award the best in the business of OTT content under one umbrella - One Nation, One OTTplay Award. Conceived by OTTplay, the awards night, however, would not have been complete without the support of our sponsors. Presented by Okinawa Autotech and co-powered by Mufti and associate sponsors Monkey Shoulder, TRDP Mario & & Beliram Tarachand Jain Legacy, the event saw the who’s who of showbiz in attendance, with the likes of Farhan Akhtar, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Pa. Ranjith, Guru Somasundaram, Sara Ali Khan, Rajendra Prasad and Kartik Aaryan, among many others, walking away with accolades.

Speaking on the occasion about partnering with OTTplay, Jeetender Sharma, Founder and MD, Okinawa Autotech, said, “OTT platforms have brought a paradigm shift in the world of audio and video consumption. Digital entertainment has been at the forefront of content consumption in the past couple of years and we at Okinawa Autotech are excited to be part of the OTTplay awards. It is a one-stop platform for brands, content creators and the OTT fraternity to come together and collaborate and deep dive into this emerging entertainment ecosystem.”

Jeetender Sharma, Founder and MD of Okinawa Autotech, Dr Rupali Sharma, Co-founder of Okinawa Autotech and actress Divya Dutta present to Farhan Akhtar
Jeetender Sharma, Founder and MD of Okinawa Autotech, Dr Rupali Sharma, Co-founder of Okinawa Autotech and actress Divya Dutta present to Farhan Akhtar

Kamal Khushlani, Founder & CEO of Mufti, which was the co-sponsor of the event, added, “Mufti is happy to have been associated with OTTplay for the event. Being a part of the first-ever OTT awards in the country was a great experience for us. It was a great initiative to recognize and encourage talent on this amazing platform giving an opportunity to artistes from all languages.”

Kamal Kushlani, Founder and CEO of Mufti presenting to Vidya Balan
Kamal Kushlani, Founder and CEO of Mufti presenting to Vidya Balan

Proud to associate with the OTTplay Awards & Conclave 2022, a spokesperson from Mario TRDP said that these awards are a great initiative to honour quality OTT content. “OTT has gained an important place in our lives, as it brings diverse, interesting content at our fingertips. Mario identifies with it perfectly, as it too provides various exciting flavours through its vast range of quality products. Like our favourite OTT shows, Mario too fills our life with fun and excitement,” he said.

Sara Ali Khan receives her award from Gaurav Sareen of Monkey Shoulders
Sara Ali Khan receives her award from Gaurav Sareen of Monkey Shoulders

Meanwhile, Sachin Meta, Country Director (India), William Grant & Sons India Pvt. Ltd, the distiller and distributor that brings whiskey brand Monkey Shoulder to the country, said that the awards resonated with the free-spirited, fun-loving and playful essence of the brand. “The OTTplay Awards celebrated our incredible talent and brought alive light-hearted, cheeky banter that cheered along with the best cocktails created by our Chief Monkey Officer (CMO) and India brand ambassador, Gaurav Sareen. A big shout-out to Sara Ali Khan for her Monkey Shoulder Breakthrough Performance of the Year award and congratulations to all the winners – let’s continue to #MakeItMonkey!”

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