• Tuesday, April 23, 2024


Karishma Tanna wins Best Actress for ‘Scoop’ at Busan Film Festival

The show is available on Netflix.

Karishma Tanna in Scoop

By: Mohnish Singh

Hansal Mehta’s Scoop won in two categories at the 2023 Busan Film Festival’s Asia Contents Awards and Global OTT Awards.

Actress Karishma Tanna has won the ‘Best Lead Actress’ award for the series Scoop at the Busan Film Festival 2023. She played the role of Jagruti Pathak, a journalist seeking justice in a politically volatile country in the web show.

In response to her win, Karishma Tanna expressed her gratitude and enthusiasm, stating, “I am truly humbled and elated by this recognition at the Busan Film Festival. It has been an incredible journey bringing Jagruti Pathak to life in Scoop. Big thank you to Netflix and Hansal Sir for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. This award belongs to the entire team who worked tirelessly to make this project a reality. I am immensely grateful to my fans for their unwavering support, and I hope to continue pushing boundaries and delivering powerful performances in the future.”

Karishma Tanna wore a black saree on the red carpet of the Busan Film Festival, exuding cultural pride.

Director Hansal Mehta spoke of the Best Asian TV Series win at the Asia Contents Awards and Global OTT awards, saying, “This is a really proud moment for us to have received this recognition for Scoop as the best Asian TV Series in Busan. Our attempt at bringing alive a story that gripped India has been received with so much love, well beyond our borders. This award bears testimony to the spirit of Jigna Vora. Without her baring her heart to us, we would not have a story. To my creative partner Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul, the hard work of all those who worked behind the scenes, and the highly collaborative efforts of Netflix and Matchbox Shots.”

He added, “I am happy for our exemplary team of actors and crew who have made this show what it is! I’m also happy that this cautionary tale of our times is getting this recognition. There could be no more crucial time to tell this urgent story of moral, ethical, personal, and journalistic hubris.”

Scoop, created by Hansal Mehta, is a character-driven drama adapted from the book Behind Bars In Byculla: My Days in Prison by Jigna Vora.

The series delves into the gripping journey of Jagruti Pathak, a crime journalist whose life takes a turn when she is charged with the murder of fellow journalist Jaideb Sen.

The show takes on a rollercoaster ride as Jagruti finds herself in a prison cell alongside the very individuals she once reported on.

Apart from Karishma it also stars Prosenjit Chatterjee, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Harman Baweja, Tannishtha Chatterjee, and Deven Bhojani.

The show is available on Netflix.

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