Balaji’s GIFTH 2011-2012 gets bigger and better than ever

Balaji’s GIFTH 2011-2012 gets bigger and better than ever

Balaji hosted its second GIFTH2011-2012, a dream come true for millions of Colors’ viewers who can nowwitness their favorite film and television stars entertaining and beingfelicitated on the same platform.

The night glittered at Filmcity as the stalwartsin film and television sashayed down the red carpet for one of the biggestnights of the year.

The 15th March 2012 saw BalajiTelefilms Ltd., India’sleading creator of content in films, television and new media, host its secondGlobal Indian Film & Television Honours (GIFTH)– the nation’s first joint filmand television awards event.

Apart from the biggest names from theBalaji camp also making their presence felt were Bollywood stars RanbirKapoor,Saif Ali Khan,Vidya Balan,veterans Rishi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor,KanganaRanaut,Bipasha Basu,Priyanka Chopra and Zareen Khan.

Anchored by effervescentdirector/producer Karan Johar , who had audiences in splits, the star studdednight saw stupendous performances by Priyanka Chopra who grooved to Usha Uthap’sbeats,Saif Ali Khan who performed to “Pyaar Ki Pungi” from his forthcomingrelease Agent Vinod,television’s favorite Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar,ShwetaTiwari and Muoni Roy and a special act by Akshay Kumar.

The GIFTH 2011-1012 honored 6main categories namely Popular, Technical, Programming, Achievement, SpecialHonours and Voters’ Choice and 30 sub categories. The best of 2011 was decided entirelythrough a combination of jury and public voting.

It was a huge night for the production‘sin house film The Dirty Picture which bagged a whopping 9 awards includingthose for Best Film (Jury),Best Director (Jury),Best Dialogues, Best PlaybackSinging, Best Choreography ,Best Costume while lead and National Award winnerVidya Balan  walked away with the awardfor Best Actress ( Popular category) and the special honor of “Box Office Iconof the Year”.

Others to have graced the stageincluded Ranbir Kapoor who won the award for Best Actor (Popular Category),Hrithik Roshan Best Actor (Jury),Farhan Akhtar Best Supporting Actor ,BipashaBasu and Akshay Kumar who won the Gitanjali StyleIcon honors and Amitabh Bachchan for his Lifetime Achievement in films to namea few.

GIFTH 2011-2012 will be televised onColors, India’sNo.1 GEC on 15th April, 2012 with a special curtain raiser telecaston the 1st April.