Dia Mirza Wins Best Actress For Kaafir At Gold Awards 2019: It Will Always Be Special

Here’s what writer Bhavani Iyer, director Sonam Nair and Dia Mirza have to say about their ZEE5 Original web series Kaafir’s win at Gold Awards 2019.

Aayushi Sharma

October 17, 2019


3 min


Kaafir, a ZEE5 Original web series, starring Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina won the Best Web Series OTT Award (Critics) at Gold Awards 2019. The eight-part digital drama revolves around a Pakistani woman Kainaaz Akhtar, essayed by Dia, who gets wrongfully accused of terrorism and gets jailed in India. Vedant Rathod, played by Mohit, comes across Kainaaz and her daughter Seher and sets out to seek justice for the mother-daughter duo.

In her debut digital drama, Dia clinched gold! She picked the Best Actor OTT Female (Critics) trophy for her portrayal of Kainaaz. Speaking about the victory, she exclusive shared with us, “Kaafir will always be close to my heart. Thanks to Tarun Katial and the team of ZEE5 for telling a story so beautiful and special to me. A special thanks to Siddharth Malhotra and Sapna Malhotra for choosing me and Bhavani and Sonam for their faith in me to play Kainaaz. Also, Mohit Raina and Dishita Jain for being such wonderful co-stars in this journey. I will always cherish the experience of working with an amazing team like Kaafir. Heartiest congratulations to everyone!”

Bhavani Iyer, who wrote the script of Kaafir 13 years ago, expressed, “Kaafir is a story of love that needed to be told in these divisive times we live in. The love that we received from our viewers is a deeply heartening sign that there are so many people who believe that humanity is the only religion that matters. This award is the most wonderful validation of our collective belief and a joyous reward to all the beautiful people who worked to make this show singular in its thought and vision. Congratulations to team Kaafir!

Sonam Nair, who directed Kaafir, tell us, “Every single person involved in the series put their heart and soul into it, so it was inevitable that it touched so many people’s hearts and souls. I will never stop being proud of Kaafir.

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