Kaafir, a ZEE5 Original web series, won the Best Web Series OTT (Critics) at Gold Awards 2019. The eight-part drama stars Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina in the lead characters Kainaaz Akhtar and Vedant Rathod respectively. The series follows a beautiful and bold narrative encompassing themes of humanity, love, sacrifice and cross-border conflict. For her portrayal of a Pakistani woman wrongly accused of terrorism, Dia clinched the Best Actress OTT Female (Critics) trophy, adding another feather to the already crowded hat of Kaafir. The actress’ nuanced performance truly catapulted Kaafir to a fine place and enabled a stellar show.
For those unaware, this is Dia’s very first web outing. Kaafir marks her digital debut and she has definitely hit it out of the park in her maiden delivery! Bhavani Iyer, writer of Kaafir, is all praises for Dia,” She is so intelligent and that is something very very special in an actor. She questions things, understands nuances, she sees subtexts and all of that has lent so much to her performance that it’s not funny. I was traveling in Kashmir when they were shooting in Himachal, and every night she’d text me what happened that day and how she had shot something. She kept telling me I want to be in your head and I want you in my head while I am doing this.”