Mumbai: Having anchored several shows on the small screen, Manish Paul not only proved his skills, but also won the best anchor trophy at the Indian Telly Awards. The 31-year-old got maximum votes from fans and walked away with the winner's trophy on Saturday. He was competing with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan (Kaun Banega Crorepati), Salman Khan (Bigg Boss) and Aamir Khan for (Satyamev Jayate) the title. Karan Kundra (Gumrah) and Anup Soni (Crime Petrol) were also nominated in the category.
Manish Paul entertained with his wit and humour on shows like Dance India Dance Li'l Masters and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar. However, he was hugely appreciated for his energetic and spontaneous performance on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 as its host.
Talking to IANS over phone, Manish Paul said, "I can't even tell you how excited I am. Being nominated with Mr Bachchan, Aamir and Salman was a big deal, but winning is like an icing on the cake. I don't have enough words but just want to thank my audience for voting for me and making me the winner."
Meanwhile, Manish Paul is ready to embark on his celluloid journey as a lead actor with debutante director Saurabh Verma's movie Mickey Virus, which is drama film starring Varun Badola and Manish Choudhary in lead roles. The movie is expected to hit the screens on May 17, 2013.