Indian YouTubers win big at Cannes  

Sakal Times
Monday, 27 May 2019

While Bhuvan won the Global Entertainer of the Year 2019 award for his contribution to digital entertainment, Ashish won the ‘Best Comedy Influencer’ Award and Gaurav won the ‘Best Technical Influencer’ Award

YouTubers and bloggers from India — Bhuvan Bam (BB Ki Vines), Ashish Chanchlani and Gaurav Chaudhury (Technical Guruji) — have won big at the inaugural World Blogger Awards 2019 hosted on Sunday at the 72nd edition of Cannes Film Festival.

While Bhuvan won the Global Entertainer of the Year 2019 award for his contribution to digital entertainment, Ashish won the ‘Best Comedy Influencer’ Award and Gaurav won the ‘Best Technical Influencer’ Award. 

The ‘World Bloggers Awards’ is the world’s first ever international award ceremony for the best bloggers across 42 nominations. Outside of India, the event witnessed applications from over 3000 international blogger sensations around the world including United States, Brazil, France, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Great Britain, China and UAE amongst other countries.

Over 200 of the world’s most followed, reputed and creative finalists across multiple categories of digital content arts forms from cooking, to philanthropy were chosen this year. 

Post the win, Bhuvan said, “This award rewards all of my hard-work and perseverance and I dedicate it to my BB Ki Vines army for always believing in me and never giving up.’’

Commenting on India’s perfect trio sweep at the awards ceremony, Jacques-Olivier Broner, head of jury at the World Blogger Awards 2019, said, “I must admit that Indian influencers are impressive, and the proximity they have with their fans is exemplary. WBA could develop specific events for India very soon, where there is so much digital talent.”

That is surely some great news for the online community. 

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