Indian entertainment

12th March 2024: The world of cinema has come a long way with a massive explosion of content and the popularity of OTT platforms changing the entertainment landscape. In a bid to honor the talent shaping the Indian entertainment industry, News18 is set to host the News18 Showsha Reel Awards 2024 on 9th March 2024 in Mumbai. To be hosted by Aparshakti Khurana and Neha Dhupia, this edition will honour outstanding films, web series, as well as the best cast and crew from the Indian entertainment industry, promising a grand celebration of talent.

Like every year, this edition of the News18 Showsha Reel Awards will bring together many film/web series stars on one stage, including Rani Mukerji, Shraddha Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Kartik Aaryan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Ananya Panday, Karan Johar, R Madhavan, Sharmila Tagore, Manoj Bajpayee, Bobby Deol, Wamiqa Gabbi, Vijay Varma, Sonakshi Sinha, Raj & DK, Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Bhushan Kumar, Vikramaditya Motwane, R Balki, Prasoon Joshi, Boney Kapoor, Aanand L Rai, Medha Shankr, Shilpa Rao, among others.

The panel of jurors of the award features eminent personalities such as filmmaker Aanand L. Rai, screenwriter Prasoon Joshi, actor Kabir Bedi, actress Meenakshi Seshadri, and Tavishi Paitandy, Entertainment & Lifestyle Editor of The panel will select from categories such as Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Debut (Male/Female) and Best Director. Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, Animal, Jawaan, 12th Fail, and Gulmohar are some of the most popular contenders in the Jury and Popular Choice categories.

Puneet Singhvi, President-Digital & Corporate Strategy, Management said, “Through the News18 Showsha Reel Awards, we aim to recognize and honour the exceptional talent within the Indian film and OTT ecosystem. We take immense pride in celebrating the vibrance of creative voices that not only captivate audiences with their commercial success but also push the boundaries of visual storytelling. We are excited to celebrate the talent that defined the dynamic landscape of Indian entertainment over the past year.”


Ameya Bhise, Executive Editor- N18 Eng, Editorial and Content said, “The News18 Showsha Reel Awards serve as a glittering celebration of talent, creativity, and the magic of storytelling. In a world where storytelling transcends boundaries and connects diverse cultures, the awards play a pivotal role in acknowledging the exceptional contributions of artists who navigate the complex realm of films and web shows.”

News18 Showsha Reel Awards 2024 promises to be a star-studded evening filled with memorable moments and celebrations. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the social handles and Youtube channels of CNN-News18 and News18 Showsha on March 9th, 7:30 pm onwards.