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~ The actors were awarded the title of Best Actor Male and Female respectively, while Dangal wins the Best Film award ~

National March 20, 2017:, the pure-play digital news media site, strengthened its digital footprint with the 4th edition of its annual movie awards property ‘ movie Awards 2017’. Divided into 12 categories, the awards were curated and presented through the digital medium only, wherein audiences were allowed to cast votes for their favorite artists and films across a plethora of categories. For their power packed performances in Dangal and Udta Punjab, Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt bagged the title of Best Actor and Actress, respectively.

The awards were given across 12 competitive categories including Best Actor, Best Debutant, Best Film, Best Lyricist and more. Dangal, the much talked about film of last year which seems to have left an unforgettable impression in the minds of the audience, won a slew of awards including the Best Film title, whereas Nitesh Tiwari was awarded in the Best Director category. Playing crucial roles in the film, Zaira Wasim and Fatima Sana Sheikh bagged the title of Supporting Actress and Best Debut (Female) respectively.

Randeep Hood, claimed a place in the list of winners by owning the title of Best Supporting Actor for Sarabjit, leaving promising actors like Rishi Kapoor, Fawad Khan and Rajkumar Rao behind. Diljit Dosanjh, the man with a mesmerizing voice, won the title of Best Debut (Male). In the music segment, the Best Singer, Male and Female awards were given to Atif Aslam and Palak Muchhal for Rustom and MS Dhoni respectively. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil received two awards for its incredible music; Pritam for Best Music and Amitabh Bhattacharya as Best Lyricist for the title track.

Speaking on the occasion, Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital said, “ Movie Awards 2017, the first of its kind digital awards in the country, is another step towards strengthening our digital command in an ever evolving and dynamic medium. Placing our readers at the heart of our initiative yet again, we made the voting process easier by introducing a micro-site, specially dedicated towards casting their votes. We received a tremendous response, and we look forward to making this the most sought after and prestigious awards property in the country.” drove the first of its kind digital awards property through a 360 degree digital and social media campaign.

About is the digital destination of CNN News18 (formerly known as CNN IBN) with hard news as its core offering and interactivity as its key component. Along with a bevy of mobile- and multimedia-enabled content, is a multi-platform offering that, for the first time, provides viewers/users an opportunity to contribute to the news process and interact with editors and reporters. Manned 24×7, is powered not just by NEWS18 journalists but also by Network18’s team of over 1,000 news professionals.


About Network18 Digital

Network18 Digital (N18D) is the digital arm of Network18, one of India’s most diversified media conglomerates with interests in television, Internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. N18D is among the largest multi-platform destinations for objective breaking news, opinions, financial data and infotainment for the evolved digital news consumer.Network18 Digital houses assets such as,, etc., and is constantly seeding new ideas to be the dominant force in the digital space. It caters to all sections of society, especially to the digital savvy consumer, the millennials and Generation Z users who access and consume content on the go.


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