American television director and editor Kabir Akhtar, who is nephew of veteran actress Shabana Azmi and cousin of Farhan and Zoya Akhtar, picked up an Emmy for romantic musical comedy television series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend“.
Kabir won the trophy at Creative Arts Emmys — which honours outstanding artistic and technical achievement in a variety of television programme genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality and documentary categories.
The two-day event, which is part of Emmy Awards that will take place on September 18, started on Saturday at the Microsoft Theatre here.
Kabir, who won the award in the Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series category for episode titled “Josh Just Happens To Live Here! (Pilot)”, took to Twitter to share the news with a post that read: “OMG I won an #Emmy for cutting #CrazyExGirlfriend!”
Shabana and Farhan were also proud of his achievement.
The “Neerja” actress shared that he has done the whole family proud with the honour.
Shabana tweeted: “Kabir wow! wow! wow How very fabulous. So so so proud of you! Congratulations! You do the family proud… Our nephew Kabir Akhtar with the Emmy he just won for editing. Proud family jumping with joy.”
While Farhan also posted: “Kabir Akhtar well done brother… Congratulations… May there be many more.. #Emmys #Editing”.
Other contenders for the trophy were: Tim Roche for “Silicon Valley” episode titled Daily Active Users, Brian Merken for “Silicon Valley” episode The Uptick, Steven Rasch for “Veep” episode Inauguration and Shawn Paper for “Veep” episode Mother.
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” narrates the story of a successful New York lawyer Rebecca Bunch, who decides to follow her ex-boyfriend, Josh Chan, to suburban West Covina, California. It narrates her romantic rendezvous in a hilarious manner interwoven with the use of music.
The second season of the show will soon air in India on Star World and Star World HD.
Actress and the lead star of the series Rachel Bloom, who won a Golden Globe award in ‘Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy’ category for the show earlier this year, was also excited about the win.
She tweeted: “Holy hell our editor Kabir Akhtar just won an Emmy!”
In an interview to IANS earlier this year, Bloom had said that the show has a ‘natural Bollywood connection’ with Kabir being part of the series.
She had said: “We have a very natural Bollywood tie at ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ with our editor Kabir Aktar.”