MX Player, Aashram win big at Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2022

New Delhi, July 12 (Representative) MX Player has won three awards at the recently-held ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2022’ for the platform and its Original Series, ‘Aashram’.Celebrating the 151th anniversary year of Dadasaheb Phalke this year, the 18th edition of the Awards ceremony held in Mumbai had reputed producers, directors, actors, writers, musicians, technicians, distributors, exhibitors and studio owners from OTT, TV and Films. “While MX Player was awarded the Best OTT Platform, Prakash Jha was awarded the Best Director for web-series Aashram and Chandan Roy Sanyal was given the Best Supporting Actor Award for his portrayal as Bhopa Swami in the show,” an official statement said on Tuesday. MX Player’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Nikhil Gandhi said, “At MX Player, we believe that relevant and strong narratives have the ability to provoke thought and entertain audiences at the same time.

Winning the Best OTT Platform and winning two more awards for our successful series,”Aashram reaffirms our belief. Thank you, Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2022, for the honour in recognising our work in bringing hugely appreciated stories for our audiences in India, and across the world. Our congratulations to Prakash Jha and Chandan Roy Sanyal on their respective wins too,” he added.MX Player had launched the third season of ‘Aashram’ on June 3rd. The show had garnered 100 million views within 32 hours of its release. Directed by Prakash Jha, the series featured an ensemble cast comprising Bobby Deol, Aaditi Pohankar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Darshan Kumaar, Esha Gupta, Sachin Shroff, Adhyayan Suman, Tridha Choudhury, Vikram Kochhar, Anuritta K Jha, Rushad Rana, Tanmaay Ranjan, Preeti Sood, Rajeev Siddhartha, Anupriya Goenka and Jaya Seal Ghosh in pivotal roles. The Best Director’s Award was received by Sunil Agarwal, CEO, Prakash Jha Productions (PJP), Madhvi Bhatt, Creative Head, PJP and Disha Jha, Producer, PJP.

On winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2022 Best Director for the series, Aashram, Prakash Jha said, “I feel truly honored to be given Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2022 for Best Director for Web series Aashram. It was indeed a pleasure working with the team of MX Player who supported us throughout all our decisions. Unfortunately, I cannot personally come and receive it due to unavoidable reasons. I would like to thank the Jury for considering me and giving me this award.” Chandan Roy Sanyal won the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2022 Best Actor in Supporting Role for the series, Aashram. On receiving the award, Chandan said, “This is my first award ever, and it is because of all your support and blessings of our Father of Indian Cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, that today I am standing here in front of you all. “It is such a great feeling to receive an award like this. I would like to thank the team of MX Player, our director Prakash Jha Sir, Bobby Deol, and the entire team present here today who believed in me and showered me with their blessings and love,” he added.The OTT giant has recently launched several record-breaking web-series like Aashram, Bhaukaal Matsya Kaand, Samantar, High and Campus Diaries.