Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Akshay Bardapurkar has recently become the nation’s biggest conversation because of his wonderful and visionary new platform Planet Marathi OTT – ‘Ma Maanaacha, M Marathicha. This is India’s first Marathi OTT platform ever with over a thousand hours of binge-worthy Marathi content.
This platform has dared to do as no one else imagined. It took Marathi content across the seven seas! For his impeccable courage and evangelical business acumen, Akshay is awarded the title Made In India Icons 2021 in the hands of the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra and Goa Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshiyari. The award is hosted by the Namo Cine TV Nirmatta Association. Named for its prestigious film and television fraternity forum, which unites producers, actors, directors and promising talent under one umbrella, the Namo Cine TV Nirmatta Association hosts the second season of the prestigious Made In India Icons Awards.
Akshay is known in the Marathi film fraternity for being a dynamic personality. His ability to do business, his love of the art of filmmaking and his pride in native Marathi make him a figurehead. Speaking of the Namo Cine TV Nirmatta Association Award – Made In India Icons 2021 – Akshay says: “I have always believed that Marathi films, art, films and the language itself have a lot to offer. We, as torchbearers of this heritage, should take Marathi to a global platform. All my work has consciously and unconsciously led me closer and closer to this vision. It is a grateful moment as my work is recognized by some of the most remarkable platforms in our entertainment industry. Reception Made In India Icons 2021 from the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra and Goa Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshiyari is an honor for me. While awards are not the only motivation, this pat on the back goes a long way in inspiring more groundbreaking work on our part. ”
Akshay Bardapurkar’s visionary movement to take the Marathi industry to the OTT platforms began on June 30, 2021 with the launch of Planet Marathi OTT. This platform also became the first OTT ever to enable a ‘first day – first show’ experience on a digital platform for Marathi movies. Planet Marathi OTT’s ‘pay-per-view’ model allows audiences to purchase their tickets online for a one-time fee with its first film release “June” starring Nehha Pendse and Siddharth Menon. Driven by Akshay’s impending leadership and Vista Media Capital’s resourceful investment, Planet Marathi OTT has become the wind under the wings of the Marathi entertainment industry.
This exemplary achievement required recognition. Namo Cine TV Nirmatta Association awards a memorial of appreciation to Planet Marathi CMD, Akshay Bardapurkar as this year’s Made in India Icon ‘. As a producer, filmmaker, philanthropist and industry leader in the Marathi OTT space, Akshay Bardapurkar will be recognized for his valuable contribution to revolutionizing the entertainment experience for the Marathi industry.
Akshay has been a torchbearer of the Marathi entertainment industry, and this year it has been the link between transformation on Planet Marathi. Namo Cine TV Nirmatta Association Award – Made In India Icons 2021, will also mark as one of the biggest milestones for Planet Marathi and its visionary leader Akshay Bardapurkar.
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