24 February 2023: The art of cinema has evolved significantly to become content-driven over the past few years, and the advent of OTT platforms has transformed the entertainment landscape. In a bid to honor the exceptional talent of the Hindi entertainment industry, News18 presents the News18 Showsha Reel Awards 2023. To be held on February 25 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai, this edition of the coveted awards ceremony will felicitate exceptional films of the Hindi film industry and web series along with the best cast and crew.
The eminent jury of the award features notable personalities such as Ramesh Sippy, filmmaker; Sriram Raghavan, director, and screenwriter; Divya Dutta, actress; Ashwiny Iyer Tiwary, filmmaker, and writer; and Tavishi Paitandy, Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor of News18.com. This jury would select the best from the jury categories like such as Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Debut (Male/Female), and Best Director. Films and web series such as 83, Shershaah, Mimi, Gangubai Kathiawadi, The Kashmir Files, Delhi Crime, and Family Man 2, among others, are the contenders for the 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, Mr. 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.”
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 there are some particularly exceptional talents who 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.”