Over the last few years, the art of cinema has evolved significantly to become content-driven, and the introduction of OTT platforms has transformed the entertainment landscape. News18 presents the News18 Showsha Reel Awards 2023 to recognize exceptional talent in the Hindi entertainment industry.
This year’s edition of the prestigious awards ceremony, to be held on February 25 at Taj Lands End in Mumbai, will honor exceptional films from the Hindi film industry as well as web series, as well as the best cast and crew.
The award’s eminent jury includes notable personalities such as filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, director and screenwriter Sriram Raghavan, actress Divya Dutta, filmmaker, and writer Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary, and Tavishi Paitandy, Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor of News18.com.
This jury would choose the best in categories such as Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Debut (Male/Female), and Best Director.
As per a press release, ‘83’, ‘Shershaah’, ‘Mimi’, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, ‘The Kashmir Files’, ‘Delhi Crime’, and ‘Family Man 2’ are among the films and web series up for awards in the Jury Awards and Popular Choice categories.
The latest edition of the News18 Showsha Reel Awards will bring together many icons on one stage such as Rajkummar Rao, Vidya Balan, Bhumi Pednekar, Karan Johar, Kriti Sanon, Sidharth Malhotra, Ayan Mukerji, Anil Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Divya Dutta, Jasleen Royal, Manoj Bajpayee, Huma Qureshi, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vasan Bala, and many others.
Commenting on the awards ceremony, Puneet Singhvi – CEO & President – of Digital & Corporate Strategy, Network18, said “As India’s No. 1 news network, we are constantly looking at unique opportunities and initiatives that commemorate the myriad of creative voices our country hosts. With this new edition of the News18 Showsha Reel Awards 2023, we aspire to recognize incredible talent in the Hindi film industry and web shows.
“We strive to champion original voices who have showcased unparalleled brilliance and encourage diversity in content by recognizing films and web series that have not just made a noise because of their unprecedented box office numbers but also pushed the boundaries of visual storytelling,” Singhvi added.
Ameya Bhise – Editor – of News18.com, said “Hindi cinema and web shows have the potential to inspire, move, and transport us to new realms. And when some particularly exceptional talents are revolutionizing the art of visual storytelling, we at News18 believe that such efforts must be acknowledged. Through the News18 Showsha Reel Awards 2023, we are now stepping up our efforts to support the creative spirit that makes our Hindi cinema and the world of web shows unique and recognize the artists who bring these stories to life.”
News18 Showsha Reel Awards 2023, the grand celebration of Hindi films and web series is set to telecast on CNN News18 and News18 digital on 4th March at 9:30 pm.