Posted on March 1, 2023 at 1:00 am

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Shantanu Maheshwari bags the Best Debutant Award for Gangubai Kathiawadi on its first anniversary

Shantanu Maheshwari made his feature film debut in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi,’ which was helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Photo courtesy Shantanu team
Photo courtesy Shantanu team

Renowned for his charming role as Afsaan, he brought an unrivalled raw, unadulterated charm to the screen.


With his magical performance was overjoyed to have received the Best Debutant actor at a recent award show held in the city.


As the film celebrated its one-year anniversary yesterday. It was a double celebration for the rising star, whose character Afsaan has stayed with the audience to this day and forever.


The audience fell in love with the characters and the film because of the charm and innocence in his eyes, combined with the incredible chemistry portrayed on screen with Gangu.


Overwhelmed by this outpouring love Shantanu said,


“Today is a very special day because today was the day Gangubai released and receiving this award today means a lot. There are a lot of people who I need to thank but I would like to take a moment to acknowledge everyone who were working on Gangubai, topping the list Sanjay Leela Bhansali Sir. If he wouldn’t have given me this opportunity or believed in me, I wouldn’t be standing here. Special thanks to Sudeep sir, Alia, Shruti Mahajan and Prerna ma’am. I’m just representing entire teams effort by excepting this award.”

Shantanu Maheshwari is unquestionably one of the best debutant this year, and his portrayal of Afsaan. With its charm and innocence, has left an indelible mark on our minds. We hope this is just the beginning for this new age actor.


On the work front Shantanu Maheshwari is prepping for some exciting projects which he cannot wait to share with his fans.

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