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Asim Abbasi’s Churails wins OTT Show of the Year at British Asian Media Awards

Asim Abbasi’s web series Churails released on Indian OTT platform ZEE5 has won the ‘OTT Platform Show of the Year’ at the British Asian Media Awards (BMA).

The British Asian Media Awards (BMA) appreciate the growing and persistent influence of different cultures and communities living in the UK.

Sharing the update on social media, BMA in a tweet said:

“OTT Platform Show of the Year: #Churails, @ZEE5Global Churails released globally by Zee5 is an exclusive series on the platform directed and written by #AsimAbbasi. The show received critical acclaim as it brought together diverse characters & broke stereotypes.”

The note also included a statement from the Chief Business Officer at ZEE5 Global, Archana Anand, saying: “Churails with its rich, bold narrative and the globally relevant storyline has broken stereotypes and opened up the fresh conversation around gender equality not only in South Asia but also in other markets across the globe by putting strong women at the center of its story.”

“Winning this award is a recognition of the tremendous impact that our content has created across key markets and how deeply it is resonating with the audiences,” the statement added.

Unfortunately, the OTT platform Zee5 has been blocked in Pakistan since November 2020 after the State Bank of Pakistan ordered all banks to halt taking subscription fees from Pakistani users. 



Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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