Sushmita Sen ecstatic as crime drama ‘Aarya’ grabs Emmy nomination

Sushmita Sen ecstatic as crime drama ‘Aarya’ grabs Emmy nomination
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Bollywood star Sushmita Sen shared her excitement on social media after her 2020 crime drama web series 'Aarya' got nominated for the 2021 International Emmy Awards this week.

The former Miss Universe took to her Instagram handle and shared a picture of the nominations. In the caption, an excited Sushmita wrote: "OMGGGGGG!!!! AARYA is nominated for Best Drama Series at the #InternationalEmmyAwards2021 @iemmys. Was busy dubbing for AARYA2...just got the news!!!! Yipppeeeeeee!!!! CONGRATULATIONS @madhvaniram @amitamadhvani @officialrmfilms @sandeipm @vinraw @disneyplushotstar @endemolshineind #teamaaryaa & THE MOST AMAZING CAST and CREW EVER!!!! To see INDIA on this list fills my heart!!!"

Directed by Ram Madhvani, Sandeep Modi, and Vinod Rawat, 'Aarya', an official remake of the popular Dutch crime-drama 'Penoza', bagged the nomination in the Best Drama Series category, where it will compete alongside Chile's 'El Presidente', Israel's 'Tehran' and the British show 'There She Goes'.

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'Aarya', which marked return to acting after several years revolves around Aarya Sareen (Sushmita) who is a caring mother and a loving wife. She is quite simplistic in her approach and is unaware of the illegal business her husband is a part of. However, things go bad for their family after Aarya's husband Tej Sareen (Chandrachur Singh), a pharma baron, is mysteriously killed.

The whole drug operation and illegal syndicate seek the death of his entire family. Seeing this, Aarya joins the gangs and becomes the mafia queen and seeks revenge from those who killed her husband. In this process, she also takes care of her three kids.

Apart from Sushmita, the series also featured Sikandar Kher, Manish Chaudhari, Namit Das, veteran actor Chandrachur Singh and Vinod Rawat in the first season. Post-production on the show's second season is underway.

Winners for the 2021 International Emmy Awards will be announced by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on November 22 in New York.

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In the Best Comedy category, Vir, whose standup 'Vir Das: For India' got nominated alongside the likes of 'Call My Agent Season 4', 'Motherland Christmas Special' and 'Promesas De Campana', spoke about this exciting development.

"I'm so honoured to be nominated, but I'm just so happy it's for a show about my culture, and my people and how funny we are. The special was my love letter to India and this is just unbelievable," he said.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in 'Serious Men', a satirical drama film based on Manu Joseph's book of the same name.

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