Six Indian entries won at the 22nd edition of the Asian Television Awards 2017 held at Singapore - including three shows and three professionals from the production teams.
Taste Match on Living Foodz, produced by BBC Worldwide Media was the winner in the Best Talk Show category. Nikkhil Advani won the Best Director award (fiction) for his show on Star Plus, POW - Bandi Yuddh Ke, produced by Advani’s Emmay Entertainment and distributed by Keshet International.
Fruit Ninja of Toonz Entertainment won the award for Best 3D Animated Programme on YouTube India. The fourth winner from India was Aalaap Majgaonkar who won the Best Editing award for the short film Paanipath of NGC Network India on Hotstar, produced by Karma Features.
Hermant Deodhar won the award for Best Theme Song for Khulta Kali Khulena on Zee Marathi, produced by Atharya Theatre and Events.
The original web series from The Viral Fever, TVF Tripling which released last year has bagged the award for the Best Scriptwriting for Web Programme/ Series.
Few other Indian programmes bagged the title of ‘highly commended’ but could not grab the award. Other than the Indian winners, the TV shows from Korea and Singapore were also big winners.
About winning the award, Sameer Saxena, Head of TVF Originals, said, “Tripling is a very special show for TVF. We had a story that was true to the experiences we share with family, and loved by Indian audiences. With this award, we are confident that these stories are true beyond India as well. First nomination and first win, hopefully of many to come. ”
Sumeet Vyas, writer and one of the three siblings in the show, said, “Tripling was created from very personal experiences. Beyond funny situations and crazy people, there’s a warm story that we were trying to tell.”
Akarsh Khurana, writer of Tripling, and long-time TVF collaborator, added, “The win was a wonderful surprise and a reminder of how much love there is for the series. It's the perfect motivation for Sumeet and me as we are in the process of writing Season 2. It's also lots of pressure!”