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OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023: Nikhil Siddhartha takes home the Trailblazer of the Year award

The actor was last seen sharing the screen with Anupama Parameswaran in 18 Pages.

OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023: Nikhil Siddhartha takes home the Trailblazer of the Year award

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 06.03 PM, Mar 26, 2023

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Nikhil Siddhartha was declared the Trailblazer of the Year (Male) at the OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023. The Tollywood star was presented the award by

In his winning speech, Nikhil joked that the award was going to look ‘very very good’ in his showcase. He then went on to say “Thank you so much Hindustan Times and OTTplay for recognising us. Awards come and go, but every award has value, they motivate us as actors to do better.

When the producers said that Kartikeya 2 was going to be released in multiple languages, I said why would people watch it. But then when it started running well in Mumbai, Delhi and small small areas, I was shocked. I realised that if you deliver the right content with respect towards the languages, I think 100% people are going to connect with it. And that is what Indian cinema has become today. 2022 is the year where we have to celebrate Indian cinema, and I am so proud that Karthikeya 2 has joined the list of big films like RRR and Pathaan”.

The past year saw Nikhil put up memorable performances in the films Karthikeya 2, directed by Chandoo Mondeti, and the Palnati Surya Pratap directorial 18 Pages. Karthikeya 2 went on to become a box office blockbuster, entering the Rs 100 crore club during its theatrical run. The film is available to stream on ZEE5. His Karthikeya 2 co-star, Anupama Parameswaran, also shared the screen with him in 18 Pages, which can be streamed on aha and Netflix.

The actor will next be seen in the Garry Bh directorial Spy, which will see him share the screen with Iswarya Menon, Aryan Rajesh and Makrand Deshpande.

The OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023 was live streamed on the official Youtube channel of OTTplay. The awards took place on March 26, at JW Marriott, Juhu, in Mumbai. The ievent was hosted by Rithvik Dhanjani.