Power producer Bhushan Kumar has much reason to celebrate as the films produced under his banner ‘T-Series’ made a clean sweep at the 66th Filmfare Awards this year with 13 prestigious awards.
The winners of the highly anticipated awards were announced on Saturday, with T-Series films ‘Thappad’, ‘Tanhaji : The Unsung Warrior’ and ‘Ludo’ winning most of the categories.
While Anubhav Sinha directed ‘Thappad’ starring Taapsee bagged seven awards including ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Story’, ‘Best Actor-Female’, ‘Best Background Score’, ‘Best Editing’, ‘Best Sound Design’ and ‘Best Playback Singer-Male’, the historical action film starring Ajay Devgn-Saif Ali Khan ‘Tanhaji : The Unsung Warrior’ directed by Om Raut won four awards for ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Action’, ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male’ and ‘Best VFX’.
Interestingly, T-Series produced multi-starrer ‘Ludo’ directed by Anurag Basu that released on OTT platform also won the ‘Best Music Album of the year’. With several awards in their kitty, the banner emerged as the clear winner at the Filmfare Awards 2021.
Bhushan Kumar says, “We at T-Series are so happy and overwhelmed with the news. We are proud of all the films we backed this year and winning is an acknowledgment of the hard work put in by the team. Both Thappad and Tanhaji were films that we believed in and we’re proud to support. Music has always played an important role in our films and with Ludo winning Best Music album we couldn’t be happier. I would like to congratulate everyone who worked on these films. It was a great year at the movies for us and we feel blessed.”
In the last few years, Bhushan Kumar has catapulted himself as the topmost producer of today’s times. Kumar’s banner T-Series is the force behind a dozen or more films every year. Even in a year like 2020, it was only T-Series that kept entertaining the audience with consecutive films back to back.