The "4th Annual Face of the Year Awards" were founded in, and organized by, Vietnam’s Gioi Dien Anh Magazine and International Media Joint Stock Company (IMC). 17 awards for both film and TV were presented in the annual event. Ms. Hoang Thu Thao, the 2017 Miss Global Beauty Queen, along with Vietnam film and television director, Le Cung Bac, presented the "People’s Choice Award" for Waaris to the show’s lead actress, Arti Singh, accepting on behalf of the Zee production.
Waaris beat out 9 nominations to take the win in the best. The Awards Ceremony was broadcast live on TodayTV on January 11, 2018. Mr. Dang Xuan Hai, President of the Vietnam Cinema Association and Mr. Vo Van Long, Vice Director of the Vietnam Department of Information and Communications were presiding.
Sunita Uchil, Chief Business Officer, International Ad Sales, Global Syndication & Production of the Global Content Hub of Zee said: ‘We are very honored that one of our many outstanding dramas was recognized for the special People’s Choice “Face of the Year Award”. Waaris is a great story that travels the world and is loved by many audiences'.
Waaris is the story of why and how a girl was raised as a boy. The tale begins with a family dispute between two brothers, Charan and Jagan, who own most of the farmland in Gaguwal. Their mother declares that the business will be handed over to Jagan if Charan doesn’t have a son. Soon after this announcement, Charan is killed just as his wife gives birth to a girl so she claims that Charan’s baby is in fact a boy, naming her the Waaris and thus begins the dramatic turn of events.
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