From Kartik Aaryan to Pa Ranjith: Celebrities who made the OTTplay Awards 2022 a star-studded night
The OTTplay Awards and Conclave took place on September 10.
Bollywood celebrities who graced the purple carpet at the OTTPlay Awards and Conclave 2022
The country’s first ever pan India OTT awards, the OTTPlay Awards and Conclave 2022, was a star studded event to say the least. The event, presented by Okinawa Autotech and powered by Mufti & associate sponsors Monkey Shoulder, TRDP Mario, Idus and Beliram Tarachand Jain Legacy, was graced by a plethora of celebrities from the entertainment industry across the country, irrespective of language. The awards were a celebration of the exemplary content OTT platforms provided to the entertainment industry, and saw the stars who made the OTT revolution possible in attendance.The event was graced with celebrities like Kartik Aaryan, Vidya Balan, Pa Ranjith, Jaideep Ahlawat and Manoj Bajpayee among others. The high-profile event took place at the JW Mariott, Juhu, Mumbai.
The conclave began with the co-founder and CEO of OTTPlay Avinash Mudaliar welcoming everyone to the first-ever Pan-Indian OTTPlay Awards. He expressed how the OTT platforms have pierced through different geographical boundaries of states, through languages and culture and have unified the country with means of entertainment and good quality content.
The introduction was followed by a discussion involving Kriti Kulhari, Jaideep Ahlawat, Tanya Bami and HT City Editor, Monika Rawal Kukreja. They discussed the changes that have occurred due to the arrival of OTT platforms. Jaideep stated that writers now can work on their stories rather than pull the story on the hero’s behalf.
The OTT platforms have helped many actors to find their niche and get their well–deserved recognition. It is true for actors like Jaideep Ahlawat, Kriti Kulhari and Radhika Apte among others.
The awards commemorated the contribution of these artists with different categories such as Best Actor Male-Film, Best Actor Female-Film, Best Story-Film and Best Story-Series among others.
From Raveena Tandon to Kriti Kulhari, OTT is a melting pot of cinema
OTT definitely seems to be a melting pot of a range of quality content. These different shades of cinema also have their superstars and OTT is a place where the lines of these shades merge. The OTT award and Conclave became the merging line of these shades where big Bollywood superstars like Raveen Tandon and Tapsee Pannu also graced the event along with other rising actors like Kriti Kulhari.
Jimmy Sheirgill to Sejal Kumar, celebrities graced the event in style
The purple carpet was graced by celebrities from different language industries, who made their mark in front of the camera as well as behind it. From actors Jimmy Shergill and Maniesh Paul to YouTube sensation Gagan Arora and Sejal Kumar, a number of stars sashayed across the red carpet in style.
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari to Abhilash Thapliyal, artists honoured at the OTTplay Awards and Conclave 2022
The OTTPlay Awards recognized the contribution of a number of artists in creating quality content that touched the heart of its audience.They included directors like Aishwiny Iyer Tiwari and TVF Aspirants fame actor Abhilash Thapliyal and internet sensation Mithila Palkar among others. Preeti Jhangiani was spotted in a red suit with minimal jewelry. She has featured in movies from different languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Telugu and many more with movies such as Thammudu, Annarth and Mistake.
Celebs having fun at the OTTPlay purple carpet
This year saw a variety of content touching upon different languages and genres hit OTT, including fiction, non-fiction and even the hybrid semi fiction. Entertainers like Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives on Netflix have become the top-rated show with sky-rocketing series. The semi-fictional show’s characters, Neelam Kothari Soni, Bhavana Panday, Maheep Kapoor and Seema Sajdeh graced the event with their stylish presence.
Jimmy Sheirgill to Kubbra Sait, celebrities whose careers took an upward turn with OTT
Many stars seemed to have revitalised their careers with the onset of OTT platforms. Some of these names could be Kunal Kapoor and Kubbra Sait, Jimmy Shergill and Gauahar Khan. They have made a comeback in the entertainment industry with their powerful on-screen performances in shows like Sacred Games, The Empire, Tandav and Your Honor among many more.
Hina Khan to Nimrat Kaur, divas who graced the event in style
Nimrat has featured in web series such as Love Shots and ALT Balaji series The Test Case while Hina has featured in Damaged 2 and Seven One. She won the Best Debut for her series in Dasvi. These divas graced the event in glamorous bodycon dresses and slayed the event.
Kartik Aaryan to Sara Ali Khan, rising stars on the purple carpet
Actors like Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan and Shantanu Maheshwari are some of the rising stars of Bollywood who are well on their way to making it big. These celebs were spotted at the event and Kartik even bagged the award of Best Actor Male-Popular (Film) for Dhamaka.
Anup Soni joins the OTT purple carpet with other celebs
Actor Anup Soni also graced the event in a brown suit. Celebs such as jury member Divya Dutta and others like Konkana Sen Sharma, Mithila Palkar and Kunal Kapoor were all smiles at the event. They seem to be having a jolly time at the time.
Celebs bagged awards in varied categories
Kunal Kapoor bagged the award for Best OTT Debut Male for The Empire. TJ Gnanavel won the award for Best Web Original film for Jai Bhim. Priyadarshi Pulikonda won the award for Emerging OTT Star for Loser 2 and Unheard.
Manoj Bapayee win Best Actor-Jury (Series)
Manoj Bajpayee wins the Best Actor-Jury (Series) for The Family Man. He was awarded the trophy by director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari. Sonnalli Seygall and Abhilash Thapliyal also presented the awards.
Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal win Best Onscreen Couple
Mithila Palkar wins the award for Best Onscreen Couple for her Netflix show Little Things. Shamita Shetty, Vineet Kumar Singh and Seema Taparia also presented the awards at the OTTPlay Conclave.
Rajendra Prasad debuted on OTT this year
Veteran Telugu actor Rajendra Prasad made his OTT debut this year with Senapati, an opportunity that he says has been an eye opener on many levels.
Masaba wins award for Excellence in Reality Fiction
Masaba Gupta won the award for Excellence in Reality Fiction for her fictional-reality show Masaba Masaba on Netflix while Divya Dutta, one of the jury members presented the award. Shibani Dandekar and Hina Khan also presented the awards.
Farhan Akhtar among others win the OTTPlay Award
Farhan Akhtar won the award for Best Actor Male-Jury for Toofan. Guru Somasundaram won the award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year for Minnal Murali. Tushar Jalota won the OTTPlay Award for Best Web Original Film-Jury for Dasvi.
From Sara Ali Khan to Neha Dhupia, actors who won big at the OTTPlay Awards 2022
Sara Ali Khan won the OTTPlay Award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year for Atrangi re. She was spotted wearing a Olive dress. Vidya Balan also bagged the Critics Award for Best Actress for Jalsa and was spotted wearing a black dress. Along with Vidya, Neha Dhupia won the Best Supporting Award for Female for Thursday. She slayed the event in a white suit.
Arya and others took home the OTTPay Award
Arya graced the event in a casual black and white check shirt and black trousers and bagged the award for Best Actor Male Jury-Film for Sarpatta Parambarai. Tahir Raj Bhasin won the award for Best Actor Series. Anirban Bhattacharya won the Best Dialogues Series award for Mandaar. Rajendra Prasad took home the award for OTT Performance of the Year Award and Aishwarya Lekshmi won for Emerging star of OTT.
Bollywood divas at the OTTPlay Awards
Bollywood divas looked exquisite in their fashion choices and made heads turn with their beautiful style statements. Nimrat was spotted in a bodycon dress while Maheep Kapoor opted for a white suit. Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap also graced the event in a pink suit and Raveen Tandon went with a black two-piece dress.
Check out other celebs who attended the event
Mahesh Narayan, the filmmaker-director famous for Malik was spotted in an all-black outfit. Parambrata Chatterjee won the award for Best Supporting Actor Male (Series) for Aranyak.
Black became the conventional choice at the award function
Kubbra Sait opted for a unique choice and went with a black top and a golden skirt. Her shiny dress made heads turn indeed. The actor-filmmaker duo Raj B Shetty and Rishabh Shetty were also spotted at the event in black outfits.
Masaba Gupta making a fashion statement in a white dress
Masaba was spotted making quite a fashion statement with her white off-shoulder dress. We just could not get enough of her. HT City Editor Sonal Kalra also graced the event in Manish Malhotra's blue saree. Deepak Dobriyal was spotted in a black suit.
Gauahar Khan to Maniesh Paul, the hosts graced the event in style
The celebs seemed to enjoy the initiative and graced the event with all smiles and enthusiasm. Gauhar Khan was spotted in a blue dress while Maniesh Paul chose a black suit to grace the event.
Mithila Palkar was all smiles at the event
The celebs chatted with the host of the purple carpet before making entry at the event. Mithila Palkar mesmerised everyone with her adorable looks and was spotted in a white off-shoulder dress. She was all smiles for the camera.
From Shamita Shetty to Kriti Kulhari, red was a popular choice of Bollywood divas
Red turned out to be a popular choice at the event. Many celebs were seen donning red outfits at the awards. We spotted Shamita Shetty in a red suit and Kriti Kulhari in a red skirt. Red surely suits these divas as they looked majestic and ravishing in these fashion statements.
Malayalam filmmaker Mahesh Narayanan waxes eloquent about films on OTT
The Mollywood filmmaker, who won an award for Best Script for Malik, his film with Fahadh Faasil, spoke at length about how OTTs allowed different kinds of storytelling.
Celebs and their unmissable fashion statements
These celebs do not miss a chance to bring their A-game, be it in their on-screen performances or style statements. Sonnalli Seygall was spotted wearing a green suit with a nose ring, Hina Khan in a bodycon black dress and Vineet Kumar in a blue suit.
Manoj Bajpayee and Tahir Raj Bhasin at the OTTPlay Awards
The event was also graced by actors like Tahir Raj Bhasin and Manoj Bajpayee. Tahir was last seen in Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein alongside Shweta Tripathi and Manoj was last featured in The Family Man 2. Both were spotted wearing black suits.
Farhan Akhtar aces his fashion game
Farhan Akhtar brought his fashion A-game in a cool attire with a black suit and matching hat. Zareen Khan was also spotted in a black bodycon dress. One cannot miss Divya Dutta in her shining grey dress which made her look fabulous.
Kunal Kapoor slayed the event in neon
The Rang De Basanti fame actor Kunal Kapoor graced the event in a neon suit and slayed the purple carpet. Along with him, influencer Sejal Kumar also attended the event in a long white satin dress. Seema Taparia from Mumbai from Indian Matchmaking was also spotted at the event in a black suit with white detailing.
Last Updated: 03.22 PM, Oct 11, 2022