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OTTplay Awards 2022: Tahir Raj Bhasin asks to ‘be original in a world of trends’ as he wins best actor in a series (popular choice)

The series also featured Aanchal Singh and Shweta Tripathi in the lead roles.

OTTplay Awards 2022: Tahir Raj Bhasin asks to ‘be original in a world of trends’ as he wins best actor in a series (popular choice)
OTTplay Awards 2022 - Tahir Raj Bhasin.
  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 12.53 AM, Sep 11, 2022

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Tahir Raj Bhasin has won the Best Actor Male in a Series (Popular) award at the recently held OTTplay and Conclave Awards 2022. The actor took back the trophy for his performance in the web series, Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein. Tahir had three releases in the year in Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein, Loooop Lapeta and Ranjish Hi Sahi.

In Ranjish Hi Sahi, Tahir reportedly played the role of renowned Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. He went on to play one of the most interesting characters in Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein and was loved for it.

Shantanu Maheshwari presented the award to Tahir Raj Bhasin who left people with one message – to be original in a world of trends. “Since I’m in a room of power, I want to talk about algorithms. The AI tells you what works and doesn’t work. With algorithms come trends that comes with work, which we have to offer. With the trends comes the inability to take risk. If there’s one thought I would like to leave you with, it is that in a world of trends, try and be original,” he said.

Tahir also welcomed everyone from the South Indian film industry, who came under the same roof as him and many other Bollywood celebs, only through OTTplay awards. “I’m so glad to be a part of this inclusive award. I would like to welcome all my friends from the South. It has been so amazing to watch your work over the past year and to actually meet you all in person has been incredible. So, welcome,” he said.

The actor then recalled how shooting for Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein was scary because it was bang in between the COVID lockdowns. “This is an emotional moment for me because I made my debut in a film called Mardaani and took a few years to actually win best actor. Yeh Kaali Kaal Aankhein was very special. The final episode was shot in Ladakh. We shot the entire series between two lockdowns. Anyone who worked in that environment knew the kind of stress productions went through originally. It was supposed to end in two months but went on for seven. I remember shooting in Ladakh not because it was in the script that was but because every other state in the country was under lockdown. We had an oxygen cylinder on standby because we didn’t know whether an alternate sickness or COVID would hit us. So, this goes out to the entire unit for making Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein possible. It’s incredible that we’re here celebrating OTT. It’s been a phenomenal platform for filmmakers and series. It ushers a new era of creativity,” Tahir shared.

The actor is currently awaiting the second season of Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein. Currently, the COVID-19 situation has settled and thus, he along with his team of Aanchal Singh and Shweta Tripathi will be able to continue their journey with a little ease this time around.

OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022 took place on September 10. The awards took place from 7.30 pm in Mumbai.

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OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022 took place on September 10. The awards took place from 7.30 pm in Mumbai.

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