Mumbai: Disney+ Hotstar, India’s largest premium streaming platform has announced that its gripping crime drama web series, Aarya, has been nominated at the 49th International Emmy Awards. Starring the Bollywood superstar Sushmita Sen, Aarya bagged the nomination in the ‘Drama Series’ category, becoming the first show from the Disney+ Hotstar content offering to be nominated at the prestigious Emmy’s.
“We are extremely proud and honoured to be nominated at one of the most esteemed global award platforms that recognise creativity, talent and storytelling at its best. I congratulate the entire crew of Aarya and our team at Disney+ Hotstar for underlining India’s creative talent to the world. This momentous nomination only propels us further to bring the best of entertainment at our viewers’ doorstep with the best of talent, pathbreaking narratives and storytelling at an unparalleled scale,” said Gaurav Banerjee, President & Head – Content, Disney+ Hotstar& HSM Entertainment Network, Star & Disney India.
Excited about the win, actor Sushmita Sen said, “It is surreal to know that Aarya has been recognised globally amongst the Best Drama series in the world and to be nominated at a platform as prestigious as the International Emmy Awards is phenomenal. I am overwhelmed with the love and faith viewers across the world have put into our labour of love and want to thank each one from the bottom of my heart for the encouragement. With a power-packed combination of Disney+ Hotstar and Ram Madhvani, I am now looking forward to recreating the magic of the International Emmy Nominated Series in Season 2!”
Director Ram Madhvani added, “It’s a feeling of pride and humility and true happiness to have been nominated for the International Emmy Awards. Congratulations to the entire team and cast of Aarya for their immense support, belief, and love. And to the full team at Disney+ Hotstar and Endemol Shine. This nomination truly validates the full team’s hard and dedicated work.”
With the release of the action-packed drama, actor Sushmita Sen won hearts for her powerful performance as she portrayed the titular character. Helmed by ace director Ram Madhvani, the Hotstar Specials show succeeded in weaving a narrative around a dynamic woman who gives her all to save her kids and family. The popular crime drama marked ex-Miss Universe Sushmita Sen’s debut in the world of digital streaming. Its intricate characters and engaging storytelling have enchanted the audience in India, making it one of the most widely watched series on Disney+ Hotstar. Joining the powerhouse ensemble cast in the show were talented actors Namit Das, Sikander Kher, Jayant Kriplani, Sohaila Kapoor, Sugandha Garg, Maya Sareen, Vishwajeet Pradhan, and Manish Chaudhary in pivotal roles.