Busan International Film Festival 2021: Nominations Nushrratt Bharuccha and Ali Fazal Bag at the Asian Contents Awards
Actors Nushrratt Bharuccha and Ali Fazal have nominations bagged at the Asian Content Awards by the Busan International Film Festival 2021.
TO THAT is a commitment of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) to encourage more original productions and better creations by recognizing the exceptional content and talented professionals of the Asian region. This awards prizes for outstanding TV, OTT and online content from Asia. Founded in 2019, this year marks the third edition of the event.
Bharuccha clinched Best Actress nomination for role in Netflix anthology Ajeeb Daastaans. The actor starred in the short film titled Khilauna, directed by Raj Mehta, which was part of the anthology. Bharuccha will compete with Tsuchiya Tao for Alice in the land of borders, Song Jia for A little dilemma, Bae Doo-na for Foreign 2, and Lee Si-young for Sweet home for the price.
The actor said in a press release: “Ajeeb Daastaans is one of those movies that I made just for myself, just for the passion I have for movies, stories, and cinema. To be recognized on the world stage for this is so overwhelming. I am delighted to be nominated by the Busan International Film Festival 2021 for its 3rd Asia Contents Awards. So honored to see my name alongside other talented actors from different countries. This appointment gives me more impetus to follow my vocation with renewed fervor to do what I love on a daily basis!
Fazal, meanwhile, landed a nomination in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Ipsit Nair in Do not forget me, one of the four films of the Ray anthology on Netflix. Directed by Srijith Mukherji, the story is a modern take on Satyajit Ray’s story Bipin Chaudhary Ka Smriti Bhram. Zafar takes on the role of a cut-throat corporate shark who never forgets anything and has computer memory.
Regarding the nomination, Fazal said in a press release: “Wow! It was totally unexpected. I am very touched to receive this nomination and it means a lot to be recognized by the ACA. A lot of quality content has been produced in Asia this year and to be nominated for such an impressive lineup of films and actors is an honor. “
He is nominated alongside Terrance Lau for Leap day, Bai Yu for The long nightt, Lee Je-hoon for Go to paradise, Sakai Masato for Hanzawa Naoki, and Song Joong Ki for Vincenzo.
ACA will be a hybrid online and on-site event which will take place on October 7th. Local participants, including hosts, will participate on-site from Busan, while overseas applicants across Asia will participate online. The show will be hosted by TV personality and entrepreneur Mark Tetto and Miss Korea 2019 contestant Kim Sae-Yeon, who has hosted ACA since its first edition.