New-age films, Barfi, Kahaani & Vicky Donor lead the nominations tally

  • ·         Yash Chopra Award instituted to honour Most Promising director

The Film and Television Producers Guild of India is all geared up for the 8th Renault Star Guild Awards powered by Venus Soaps (Apsara Awards) which will take place on the 16th of February in Mumbai. In addition to the existing categories, this year will commemorate the Yash Chopra Award. The award has been introduced in memory of the late director-extraordinaire, Yash Chopra, and will honour talent for the Best Debutant Director every year for Hindi film fraternity.

Instituted to commemorate extraordinary achievements in Cinema and Television, the film and television fraternity come together each year to celebrate and announce the most accomplished members of the fraternity, meriting them for their work in the previous year. The Awards honour excellence in the creative as well as technical categories.

Speaking on the announcement Mukesh Bhatt, President of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India said, “2012 has been an exciting year for the Indian film and television industry. We have witnessed a number of ground breaking performances as well as film concepts that have never been seen and are paying off well at the box-office. Through the 8th Renault Star Guild Awards, we will continue to inspire and empower achievers from both fraternities.”

Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Executive Director, Renault India Pvt Ltd said “As a brand that has been at the forefront of automobile technology for the past century, Renault India takes immense pleasure in its association with the Star Guild Awards. Both the Guild and Renault lay special emphasis on driving the change. Renault is proud to work together with the Guild in its centenary year to highlight the achievements of these distinct personalities driven by a commitment to passion and excellence, Renault and the Guild Awards are therefore a perfect fit and we look forward to a long and meaningful association.”

Ramesh SippyChairman of the Renault Star Guild Awards Committee said, “The objective of the Producers Guild has always been to honour those who have excelled in the film and television industry. They are the only Awards that have been established by the industry, for the industry. The Renault Star Guild Awards are the official awards of the film industry.”

The nominations for the 8th edition of the Renault Star Guild Awards were announced today with Barfi and Vicky Donor leading the nominations tally in 13 categories each, followed by Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur and Cocktail.

Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Donor), Hrithik Roshan (Agneepath), Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar), Manoj Bajpayee (Gangs of Wasseypur), Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!) and Shahrukh Khan (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) have been nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role. In the Best Actress in a Leading Role category Deepika Padukone (Cocktail), Kareena Kapoor (Heroine), Parineeti Chopra (Ishaqzaade), Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!), SrideviBoney Kapoor (English Vinglish) and Vidya Balan (Kahaani) will vie for the trophy.

Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment said, “It is a matter of great pride for us to partner with the Guild in bringing together these coveted awards. In its 8th edition we will honour the memory of Mr. Yash Chopra with an award for the Best Debutante Director, which would be an inspiration for every young director to aspire to. We are geared up for the Renault Star Guild Awards which will showcase a spectacle of stunning performances by the biggest stars from Indian cinema.”

Mr. Rahul Gyanchandani, Director – RSPL Ltd said “We are proud to extend our association with Guild Awards, an official award event of Television and Film Producer’s Guild to honour their colleagues in various fields of creative excellence. The global appeal of Indian entertainment industry is unsurpassable and is ever increasing. This event provides us a great opportunity to associate our Brand Venus Soap with the beautiful world of Indian Entertainment Industry. Our Company RSPL ltd, an Indian FMCG company, with brand like Ghari Detergent, Uniwash powerful Detergent, RedChief, and Xpert Dishwash, stand for Great Quality Benchmarking and unsurpassable value to the consumers.” 

Conceptualized, produced, marketed and promoted by Wizcraft International Entertainment, the Awards will bring together the crème de la crème of Indian Television and Cinema on one spectacularly star-studded stage. It is the only Award that does not allow the general public to be part of the voting process in keeping with its policy of ‘By the Industry, For the Industry’. The Guild consists of over 160 members, who constitute some of the most powerful and influential luminaries in its sector. The winners of the Awards are chosen by the Guild’s members, making it one of the most credible and much revered accolades.

The Renault Star Guild Awards 2013 powered by Venus soaps will be a scintillating evening with the presence of the biggest and brightest personalities and an unbeatable glamour quotient.