New Delhi: Netflix’s series “Scoop” and its lead star Karishma Tanna swept the Asia Content Awards and Global OTT Awards 2023 in Busan, South Korea on Sunday. According to the awards’ official website, the Asia Content Awards and Global OTT Awards is an annual event to honor outstanding content created for TV, OTT and online across Asia. It is organized by the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and the Korea Radio Promotion Association in Busan.
“Scoop” won the Best Asian TV Series award, while Tanna, who also attended the awards ceremony, took home the Best Lead Actress trophy. BIFF shared the announcement on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter).
“The 2023 Asia Content Awards and Global OTT Awards for Content at the Busan Festival have announced this year’s winners,” the post said. Congrats. The event rewards outstanding TV, OTT and online content across Asia.” Mehta, who created the series with Mrinmoyee Lagoo Vaikule, expressed his delight at the announcement of the awards. “We won,” Mehta posted. Declared Best Asian TV Series in Busan. ”Scoop” is based on Jagriti Pathak (Karishma Tanna), a star crime reporter for a Mumbai newspaper, who comes into limelight after she is accused of murdering her rival Jaydeb Sen.
This critically acclaimed Hindi-language series is directed by Mehta. It premiered on Netflix in June. Backed by Indian production banner Matchbox Shots, the show is inspired by Jigna Vora’s biographical book “Behind the Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison”.
The Asia Content Awards and Global OTT Awards were held during the 2023 Busan International Film Festival on October 8 at the BIFF Theatre, Busan Cinema Center. This festival is being organized from October 4 to October 13.