Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara sweeps the Awards with 6 trophies
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | January 27, 2012
The 7th Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2012 powered by Venus Soap saw a glittering, star-shimmering event held at Mumbai’s plush Yashraj Studios. The Film & Television Producers Guild of India and Wizcraft International Entertainment announced its much awaited winners for the finest talents in Film & Television for the year 2011.
The red carpet was rolled out as stars and celebrities walked down to celebrate the greatest and the best in Hindi Cinema & Television. This was one day in the history of Bollywood when stars sashayed stardom, dressed in their classiest, gorgeous best. The 7th Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2012 ceremony paraded the who’s who of the industry. With the legendary stars along with new league of actors emerging in Bollywood, this night got hotter!
Ranbir Kapoor on winning the Best Actor Award for Rockstar, said “This is my 3rd Apsara Award and actually, I don’t feel humbled because I worked really hard for this role, so I’m very happy that I got the award for it. I express my deepest gratitude to the Guild for giving me this honour, it is very special to me.”
Commenting on the ceremony, Sumit Sawhney, VP Marketing, Sales & Service, General Motors India said, “Chevrolet has been associated with the silver screen from times immemorial and the Chevrolet Apsara Awards is an endeavor to honor excellence in cinema and television by the stalwarts of the industry itself. This is our third straight year of association with the Chevrolet Apsara awards, a partnership that has really given us a wide reach across India and one of many initiatives that has served to grow the awareness and purchase consideration of Chevrolet vehicles in India.”
Rahul Gyanchandani, Director, RSPL Ltd said, “We take pride in associating with APSARA AWARD. It being the official award event of Television and Film Producer’s Guild and is an important event for the industry. We are proud to be associated with this award and feel that our Brand VENUS COCONUT SOAP would definitely reap rich dividends out of this association. Our Company RSPL Ltd, also has other prominent brands like Ghari detergent and Xpert Dishwash which stand for Great Quality Benchmark and unsurpassable value to the consumers. We hope this partnership to continue for many years to come.”
Speaking on the list of celebrity performers, Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft Entertainment International Ltd. said, “We have always been pleased to partner with the Guild for the Chevrolet Apsara Awards powered by Venus Soaps and strive every year to recognize talent in the Indian entertainment industry. The 7th edition of the Awards was a grand success and the night was one of winners.”
Speaking about COLORS’ association with Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards TM, Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, said, “COLORS has been associated with the Apsara Awards for two years now. It is a perfect platform for Bollywood and Television stars to come together and celebrate the excellence that they have put forth through their efforts during the course of the past year. With Apsara Awards, Screen Awards and Umang, COLORS has now become the biggest and only destination for Bollywood awards that brings our audiences one step closer to their favourite television and Bollywood stars.”
On stage, the director duo Farah Khan and Karan Johar were the masters of ceremony. They brought on their camaraderie and entertained the audience with their wit and humor!
Highlights of the evening were the enthralling performances by the super-stars themselves. The most exciting was the soon to be wed Riteiesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza enacting their love story of their meeting and romantic journey that has brought them to this juncture. Along with many other spell-binding performances and other stars joining in the barat, this was truly a prelude to their wedding celebrations.
King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan performed on an act to remember around the theme of his latest movie Don 2. He presented a Chicago style act and set the stage ablaze as he grooved to the tunes from the movie. Svelte Kareena Kapoor put up a sizzling performance as she danced to some of the most popular South Indian hit songs like Nakka Mukka, Ringa Ringa and the recently popularized Kolaveri Di.
The 7th Chevrolet Apsara Awards also dedicated a special segment to the legends of Indian cinema and their glorious years in Bollywood. This act marked the beginning of ‘100 years of Indian Cinema’ celebrations. A special act has been designed with Shiamak Davar and his troupe to pay tribute to iconic stars like Dilip Kumar, Saira Banu, Shashi Kapoor, Dr. Vyjanthimala Bali, Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Manoj Kumar, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini to name a few. Shahrukh hosted the segment and spoke to the legends about the centenary celebrations.
Amisha Patel mesmerized the audiences with a scintillating performance on hit item numbers ‘Chikni Chameli’, ‘Ooh La La’ and ‘Madhubala’. ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ star Anushka Sharma shook a leg with popular TV stars – Nandish Sandhu of Uttran, Sushant Singh of Pavitra Rishta and Shabbir Ahluwalia, winner of ‘Khatron ke Khiladi 3’ to three different styles of dance including Lezim, Hip-Hop and Bollywood.
Of course, in the midst of all this entertainment, the envelopes were opened to reveal the best talents and Award winners for 2012. Winners accepted their prestigious Award with excitement and fervor, as the air was filled with thunderous applause and cheers.
The awards night had extravagant sets coupled with lasers, special effects, lighting and acoustics to create a magnificent audio and visual impact. An event to celebrate; a night to remember! Watch out for magic of the 7th Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2012 telecast exclusively on COLORS. DON’T miss the magnetism of Bollywood’s glitziest, prestigious and most glamorous Awards night!