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Disney+ Hotstar’s ‘Aarya’ nominated for 2021 Emmy Awards

It marks the first show from the OTT platform to be nominated at the prestigious ceremony.

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Mumbai: Streaming service platform Disney+ Hotstar’s web series “Aarya” has been nominated at the 49th International Emmy Awards.

Directed by Ram Madhvani and starring Sushmita Sen, the show bagged a nomination in the ‘Drama Series’ category, becoming the first show from the OTT platform to be nominated at the Emmys.

“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,” said Star and Disney India president and head of content Gaurav Banerjee. “I congratulate the entire crew of Aarya and our team at Disney+ Hotstar for underlining India’s creative talent to the world.”

"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,” said actor Sushmita Sen. “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.”

The show’s ensemble cast included the actors Namit Das, Sikander Kher, Jayant Kriplani, Sohaila Kapoor, Sugandha Garg, Maya Sareen, Vishwajeet Pradhan, and Manish Chaudhary in pivotal roles.

“It's a feeling of pride and humility and true happiness to have been nominated for the International Emmy Awards,” said director Ram Madhvani. “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.”

Meanwhile, "Aarya" is set to return for a second season on the video-on-demand platform.

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