GIMA Awards 2012 held at the YRF Studios, yesterday in Mumbai, was all glamour and glitter with Bollywood biggies making their presence felt at the event. The celebrities who were spotted at the award ceremony were SRK, Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Vivek Oberoi, Ayushmann Khurrana and Nargis Fakhri.
Shahrukh Khan wrote on Twitter: “Still at work…got a gima award for chamak challo…a compliment for challa…and a hug from mika singh..punjab da day type today.”
This was the third edition of the Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) Awards and was hosted by Saif Ali Khan and Parineeti Chopra. The show witnessed some power packed performances by Parineeti Chopra, Ajay Devgan, Sonakshi Sinha and Mika Singh. several singers and musicians like A R Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Mika Singh, Anup Jalota, Bappi Lahiri, Hard Kaur, and Himesh Reshammiya graced the event.
The jury from film music included Jatin Pandit, Javed Akhtar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Kunal Kohli, Prasoon Joshi, Rajiv Kenkre, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ramesh Sippy, Resul Pookutty, Shaan, Udit Narayan & Vijay Lazarus. Along with them, the non-film music jury consisted of Anup Jalota, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Ehsaan Noorani, Hariharan, Ila Arun, Leslie Lewis, Loy Mendonsa, Pankaj Udhas, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Raju Singh, Ram Sampath, Roop Kumar Rathod, Salim Merchant, Shankar Mahadevan, Shantanu Moitra, Shashi Vyas, Suresh Wadkar, Swanand Kirkire, Taufiq Qureshi & Ustad Rashid Khan.
Along with an insight to the awards, various musicians paid a tribute to the musical veterans who passed away recently – namely, Jagjit Singh, Bhupen Hazarika & Mehdi Hassan.
It was Vogue Beauty Awards 2012 at Hotel Taj Lands End in Mumbai and many Bollywood beauties put their best foot forward to add to the glamour of the event. Among the shutterbugs’ delight were Deepika Padukone, Kajol with sister Tanisha, Nargis Fakhri, Sonali Bendre, Diana Penty and many more. Deepika Padukone stole the limelight looking breathtakingly beautiful in a gold shimmering Dolce & Gabbana gown.
At the event, Nargis Fakhri was asked what makes her so beautiful and the actress replied in all good humor, “Well, my makeup artist!” She added: “I think having a strict regime is really important, as well as eating healthy and drinking a lot of water!” Nargis also revealed that she washes her face quite often since it’s really humid in Mumbai!
Check out the stills from the Vogue Beauty Awards 2012…
The pairing of Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ hit the right notes and the film went on to be a huge box-office success. The two have been paired up once again for Yash Chopra’s forthcoming untitled flick, only with a difference that this happens to be a love triangle and the other female lead in the film is Katrina Kaif.
Recently, SRK and Anushka shot for the film on a bike through the busy bylanes of Britain’s capital. This particular bike scene was shot on the first day at the shoot and brought back the memories of the two stars as Taani and Suri riding a similar two-wheeler in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
After the shoot was over, SRK took Anushka for a fun ride along the streets of London and sure enough, they were aided with ample security to prevent mobbing.
What could be a better way to pay tribute to an evergreen beauty and talented actress than opting for a performance on some of her greatest hit songs. So, it was when Priyanka Chopra paid a beautiful tribute to yesteryear actor Rekha at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards on Saturday.
Priyanka Chopra performed on some of Rekha’s evergreen numbers before Rekha herself came on stage to receive special honours for outstanding achievement in Indian cinema at the ceremony, organised by Wizcraft International Entertainment.
Priyanka performed on the remixed version of In aakhon ki masti ke from Umrao Jaan, Salaam-e-Ishq meri jaan, Pyar do pyaar lo and Pardesiya. Later, the veteran actress herself joined Piggie Chops on stage and the two gave a naughty performance on ‘Rafta Rafta’.
On receiving the honours, Rekha said, “I would like to dedicate this award to my producers who have inspired me and the young actors of our industry like Ranbir Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra…who are super talented. I am proud that I continue to be a part of the film fraternity.”
‘Rockstar’ and ‘The Dirty Picture’ ruled the IIFA Awards this year with bagging awards in most of the categories. Ranbir Kapoor was honoured with the Best Actor Award for his rocking performance in ‘Rockstar’ and Vidya Balan walked away with the Best Actress Award for getting dirty as sensuous Silk Smitha in ‘The Dirty Picture’.
Vidyut bagged in the Best Male Debutant Award for ‘Force’ and Parineeti Chopra was adjudged the best female debutantes for her impressive performance in ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Behl’.
However, the most prestigious one for the best film and best director category was won by ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and its director Zoya Akhtar.
Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor stole the limelight at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards with their duo performance. Their performance started with Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Rockstar’ entry on ‘Saada Haq’ followed by “Tai tai phish” from “Chillar Party”. However, the show took an impressive turn only after father Rishi entered the stage saying his famous “Karz” dialogue — “Kya tumne kabhi kisi se pyaar kiya”. Then the father-son duo together grooved on the song “Paisa yeh paisa” from the Rishi’s hit film “Karz”.
The audience went berseck with applauses when the two stars competed with each other on the ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ version of each of their films. In the end, Ranbir Kapoor accepted his defeat, bowing at his father’s feet to take his blessings.
Ranbir Kapoor once again stole his fans’ hearts when he obliged to hosts Ayushmann Khurrana and Chitrangada Singh’s request to imitate his family members.
“Tum log muzhe pitwaoge (I’ll be bashed for this),” said Ranbir Kapoor reacting on the request and later, went on to mimic his great grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor by saying one of his dialogues from film “Mughal-e-Azam” (Salim! Anarkali ko deewar mein chunwa do). He sang a song from his grandfather Raj Kapoor’s film “Kiski muskurahato pe ho…” and danced like father Rishi Kapoor on “Paisa yeh paisa”. The best part of the entire episode was his hilarious imitation of Kareena Kapoor on her song “Bebo main bebo”.
Bipasha Basu, a self-confessed fitness freak never looked so fit and content as she does these days. The dusky Bong beauty made heads turn as she graced the green carpet at the IIFA Rocks event in a sexy, Shivan & Narresh sari. All the roving eyes at the green carpet of the Esplanade concert hall fixed on Bips, as the lady looked unconventionally ravishing in a grey, black and white saree teamed with a small, sexy blouse.
Before stepping at the IIFA Rocks Green Carpet, Bipasha updated her Twitter handle:
“Ready for IIFA rocks in a Shivan &Narresh outfit! Looking fwd to an eve of fashion n music!”
The night was a glamour and fashion extravaganza with star-studded performances and ramp shows showcasing collections of ace designers like Varun Bahl, Masaba Gupta and Suneet Verma.
Vidya Balan is still not done with basking in the dirtiness of her ‘The Dirty Picture’ and she is still adding more and more feathers to her crown. Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari awarded Vidya Balan with the Best Actress National Award, the Rajat Kamal, at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi for her bold and unmatched performance in ‘The Dirty Picture’. The event was hosted by actors Vinay Pathak and Saumya Tandon.
Vidya was accompanied by her parents. Her beau Siddharth Roy Kapur was also there to receive award for Chillar Party (Best Children’s Film) on behalf of UTV.
The audience went berseck in applauding Balan as she ascended the stage looking as graceful as ever in a rose pink-coloured Kanjeevaram saree, minimal make-up and chandelier earrings.
“I am extremely humbled. This (National Award) is the highest honour for any actor, and I feel happy and humbled and I just wish that the team of The Dirty Picture was with me to share this moment. This is truly humbling,” Vidya Balan told reporters after receiving the award.
Among other winners, actor Sanjay Suri and director Onir received the Best Hindi Film prize for I AM, and Marathi actor Girish Kulkarni was this year’s Best Actor for Deool.
The event for the announcement of the 13th IIFA Awards in Singapore was all glamour and glitter as Bollywood stars graced the event. The 13th IIFA Awards will be held for three days in Singapore from June 7 to 9 this year. Being the host for the IIFA the second time, Singapore will celebrate the event with the world premiere of a film, a musical show IIFA Rocks and celebs walking down the IIFA green carpet before the awards night.
Apart from Anil Kapoor, the Bollywood star who made her presence felt was bong beauty Bipasha Basu who looked ravishing as ever in an Anamika Khanna saree teamed with a bustier having intricate work. She accessorized her attire with Amrapali jewellery and a bejeweled handcuff.
Bipasha will perform at the IIFA Awards and said, “I missed out on 2004 Singapore IIFA, so I’m here to make up for it… I’m definitely not going to disappoint audiences and I’m going to give a fabulous performance for Singapore.”
Madhuri Dixit has another feather added to her professional honours as she is chosen this year for Raj Kapoor awards constituted by the Maharashtra government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced her name along with Shyam Benegal.
Benegal shall be conferred the Raj Kapoor Lifetime Achievement Award-2012 while Madhuri Dixit will be honoured with the Raj Kapoor Special Contribution Award-2012.
Other awarded from the Marathi film industry category include Leela Gandhi for the prestigious V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award and actor Dilip Prabhavalkar (seen as Mahatma Gandhi in ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’) for the V. Shantaram Special Contribution Award.
All the honourable awardees will be given a cash prize of Rs.200,000, a citation and a memento and shall be conferred at a public function.
This year the Pantaloons Femina Miss India 2012 title was bagged in by the Jalandhar beauty Vanya Mishra who will represent India at the global pageant later this year. The Miss India International title went to Rochelle Maria Rao from Chennai and Prachi Mishra from Pune won the Miss India Earth. The winners were offered their crowns by Miss India 2011 title holders Kanistha Dhankhar, Hasleen Kaur and Ankita Shorey.
The jury panel comprised of Sonam Kapoor, Sonali Bendre, Ekta Kapoor, Rohit Shetty, Harbhajan Singh, Raghavendra Rathore, Sonu Niigaam and Sakshi Tanwar.
The event, which took place at the Bhavans Ground, witnessed dazzling performance by Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri. The event was hosted by Ayushman Khurana and Manish Paul.
Rakhi Sawant, the actress known for her big assets and a bigger mouth, has once again proved that she knows no restraints when it comes to opening her mouth. After giving free advices to Rahul Gandhi and Baba Ramdev, the girl now turns to Kareena Kapoor to advise her about whom she should marry and why she should do item numbers.
At the Radio Mirchi Awards 2012, Rakhi said: “I love Kareena and I am really happy that Kareena will get readymade kids. No, Kareena! You deserve a better husband! You deserve Shahid Khan.” She was then corrected by the reporters that he is Shahid Kapoor.
Rakhi said: “Khan, Kapoor, they’re the same na… I am saying it from the very first day that Shahid Kapoor is the best! He is a bachelor and she (Kareena) is a spinster! You know, I like Saif, but his kids are so old!”
Rakhi Sawant even had an opinion about Kareena not signing for item number. “I didn’t like the fact that Kareena said that she doesn’t like the tag of an item girl; then why did she do an item number.
She’s my favourite actress, I love her! But why doesn’t she like being called an item girl? Even Aishwarya Rai, who is the best actress ever in Bollywood, has done item numbers, even Katrina is doing them, so she (Kareena) should understand,” she said.
This was not all for Rakhi Sawant at the award function. She even had a war of eyes with Mika Singh. When Mika walked the red carpet and spotted Rakhi talking to the media persons, he went ahead and joined Rakhi Sawant to pose for the photos. Initially, Rakhi did not object, but when Mika tried to get too close to her and even touched her, Rakhi cast a glaring glance at him. Thereafter, Mika kept himself in check.
Well, it is high time, Rakhi paid more attention to her sinking career than her publicity gimmicks!!