Alankrita Srivastava’s Bombay Begum boasts of skillful writing and mature performances from the lead cast. While each character was shining bright, the scene-stealer was Lily, a fast-paced former bar dancer who fights a valiant fight for survival every day in the punishing city. Amrita Subhash, whose pitch-perfect act won her the third season of Mid-Day and nominations in the Best Supporting Actor (Female): Series category at the Radio City Hitlist OTT Awards, admits that Lily was a “special role”. “I did Gully Boy  East. later no one could imagine me as lily [playing a mother in] Gully Boy. I am thankful to Shruti Mahajan [casting director] Whoever said, ‘Let’s at least audition him.’ There is so much depth in the character. Even when Lily is being manipulated, she is honest. Her honesty made her trustworthy.”
With Sacred Games 2 (2019), Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai (2020) and Dhamaka, Subhash agrees that the OTT boom has been a game-changer for him. “Right now, I am shooting in Delhi. Here people are addressing me as Lily.
People in the interior of the country now recognize me. That’s what OTT has done,” says the National Award winner, who started her career with Marathi films. “This is the best time for actors who want to do meaningful work. Now, producers cast female actors in unique, powerful roles.”
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Amrita Subhash has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor (Female): Series category for Bombay Begum. The other nominees are:
, Ashlesha Thakur (The Family Man S02)
, Geetanjali Kulkarni (piggy bank S02)
, Ira Dubey (Potluck)
, Kani Kusruti (Ok Computer)
, Konkona Sensharma (Mumbai Diary 26/11)
, Shabana Azmi (Empire)
, Supriya Pathak (Tabbar)
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