The biggest film and television award function in Bollywood,Â Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2012Â will take place on Wednesday, January 25th at theÂ Yash RajÂ StudiosÂ in Mumbai.Â The Awards are brought to you by theÂ FilmÂ & Television Producers Guild of IndiaÂ andÂ Wizcraft International Entertainment. As we look forward to the big celebration, we get one step closer to finding out who will be honored with the prestigious Apsara chosen by members of The Film & Television Producer Guild of India. The nominees for the best talents in Hindi Film & Television for the year 2012 were announced today.
Nominees and winners are meticulously chosen by the members of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India, making it the official Award for the Film and Television industry. This year the Guild will also flag-off theÂ â€˜100 years of Indian Cinemaâ€™Â celebrations showcasing a special tribute dedicated to the legends of Indian cinema and their glorious years in Bollywood. A melody of hit songs will showcase from the yesteryears and the stars that emulated the iconic onscreen characters.
Indian Cinema had an exciting year in 2011; a wide range of multi-genre films like No One Killed Jessica, Rockstar, Singham, The Dirty Picture and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara are up for the Best Film Apsara. In the total tally Rockstar has received the maximum number of nominations closely followed by Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Priyanka Chopra (7 Khoon Maaf), Katrina Kaif (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan), Rani Mukerji (No One Killed Jessica), Mahie Gill (Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster), Kangna Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu), Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture) are competing for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role are Salman Khan (Bodyguard), Shah Rukh Khan (Don 2), Emraan Hashmi (Murder 2), Ranbir Kapoor (Rockstar), Ajay Devgn (Singham).
Shreya Ghoshal has been nominated for her sensational tracks Teri Meri (Bodyguard) and Saibo (Shor in the City) while Sunidhi Chauhan has been nominated for her foot tapping hits Te Amo (Dum Maaro Dum) and Aa Zara (Murder 2) for Best Singer â€“ Female. In the Best Singer â€“ Male category we have Mohit Chauhan for Saada Haq and Naadaan Parindey (Rockstar), Akon & Vishal Ravjiani for Chammak Challo (Ra. One), Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Teri Meri (Bodyguard) and Mohammed Irfaan for Phir Mohabbat (Murder 2).
In the Technical Category, films like Ra,One, No One Killed Jessica, 7 Khoon Maaf and Tanu Weds Manu have received the highest number of nominations.
The popular TV show â€˜Bade Achhe Lagte Haiâ€™ has garnered the highest number of nominations for the Apsara Awards 2012 including, Best Drama Series, Best Director â€“ Fiction, Best Actress & Actor in Drama Series, Best Writer & Best Ensemble Cast in the Television Category. Other nominees include Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur, Guinness World Records â€“ Ab India Todega, Jhalak Dikhla Ja â€“ Season 4, Just Dance and Kaun Banega Crorepati for Best Non-fiction Series.
Ramesh Sippy, President â€“ Film & Television Producers Guild of IndiaÂ said, â€œThere are so many films in contention for the awards this year and it is fascinating in terms of the diverse kind of movies that were made. The growth has been remarkable. We have witnessed some awe inspiring work; the jury is sure going to have a tough time. Indian television has also seen a plethora of soaps and reality series doing very well which we are excited about.â€
Wiz Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment LtdÂ said, â€œWe are honored and we take great pride in partnering with the Guild to present The Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards. Like always the Awards will be packed with glamour, great performances, suspense and excitement…it’s going to be a riot.’
Established by the Film and Television Producers Guild of India, the awards were initiated to honour exceptional talent and breed new potential within the film and television fraternity. Having garnered great popularity and success since the first awards in 2004, the Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards TM powered by Micromax have acknowledged talent, perseverance, innovation and pure artistry. In the last five years they have gained enormous momentum, receiving a large response from the Film & Television circles, reflected in the growing volume of entries received, year after year.
About the Film & TV Producers Guild of India
GUILD – Enhancing the value of Cinematic Arts-Â The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Limited is an autonomous non-profit premier film trade body comprising of industry stakeholders, is to be a principal negotiator with the Government on various critical issues, resolving intra and external trade disputes of the industry, liaising with foreign delegations to provide international exposure for its members, arranging conclaves for the benefit of members. Established in 1954 by the stalwarts of the Indian film industry including B.N. Sircar, S. Mukherjee, The Film & TV Producers Guild is today the most progressive body in show business. From renowned film makers/production houses like Yash Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, Mukesh Bhatt, Subhash Ghai, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, AB Corp, Prakash Jha, Eros entertainment, Shree Ashtavinayak, Excel Entertainment ; to the young brigade of Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Ashutosh Gowariker, Farhan Akhtar, Kunal Kohli, Rohan SippyÂ etc.toÂ stars turned producers like Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao; to new diversified media companies like UTV, Reliance Entertainment, Balaji telefilms,Â PVR, Viacom 18, Zee, Sahara,; to the film makers of international stature from the East and South such as Mrinal Sen, Goutam Ghose, D. Suresh Babu, etc., to leading TV production houses like Star TV, Zee TV, Colors, Sony TV, TV Today, NDTV, BAG Films & Media Ltd. – all are symbols of the Indian filmed content. Over the years, the Guild has also been instrumental in organizing fund raisers such as Help Telethon Concert in aid of tsunami victims and seminars & conventions with influential trade bodies like FICCI and CII. Also, the Guild has instituted the Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards for excellence in film and television â€“ an award by the industry, for the industry and of the industry.
About-Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Wizcraft International Entertainment, Indiaâ€™s leading Event and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. Having begun its operations in 1988, Wizcraft has conceptualized and produced events staged in Mauritius, UK, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Africa, Iraq, Australia and Sri Lanka among others. Wizcraftâ€™s clientele comprise leading global corporates, governments of various countries, leading international entertainment and sports associations and celebrities. The company is focused on providing Global Event Management Solutions at the doorstep of its global clientele.
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And the Nominees for the Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards 2012 are…
|1.||Shridhar Raghavan||Dum Maaro Dum|
|2.||Rajkumar Gupta||No One Killed Jessica|
|3.||Â Imtiaz Ali||Rockstar|
|4.||Megha Ramaswamy & Bejoy Nambiar||Shaitan|
|5.||Reema Kagti & Zoya Akhtar||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara|
|2.||Madhur Bhandarkar, Neeraj Udhwani
& Anil Pandey
|Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji|
|3.||Raj Kumar Gupta||No One Killed Jessica|
|4.||Sanjay Chouhan & Tigmanshu Dhulia||Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster|
|5.||Reema Kagti & Zoya Akhtar||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara|
|2.||Â Farhad â€“ Sajid||Singham|
|3.||Â Himanshu Sharma||Tanu Weds Manu|
|4.||Rajat Aroraa||The Dirty Picture|
|5.||Â Farhan Akhtar||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara|
|1.||Raju Sundaram||Doosri Darling (7 Khoon Maaf)|
|2.||Bosco â€“ Caesar||Desi Boyz(Desi Boyz)|
|3.||Ganesh Acharya||Jalebi Bai (Double Dhamaal)|
|4.||Bosco Caesar||Dum Maaro Dum (Dum Maaro Dum)|
|5.||Ganesh Hegde||Chammak Challo (RA. One)|
|6.||Bosco Caesar||Senorita (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)|
|1.||Â Gulzar||Darling (7 Khoon Maaf)|
|2.||Shabbir Ahmed & Neelesh Mishra||Teri MeriÂ ( Bodyguard)|
|3.||Irshad Kamil||Naadaan Parindey(Rockstar)|
|4.||Sameer & Priya Panchal||Saibo (Shor in the City)|
|5.||Javed Akhtar||ZindagiÂ Na Milegi Dobara
(ZindagiÂ Na Milegi Dobara)
|1.||Himesh Reshammiya & Pritam||Bodyguard|
|2.||Pritam||Dum Maaro Dum|
|3.||Sachin||Jigar â€“ F.A.L.T.U|
|4.||Sohail Sen||Mere Brother Ki Dulhan|
|BEST SINGER – MALE|
|1.||Rahat Fateh Ali Khan||Teri Meri (Bodyguard)|
|2.||Mohammed Irfaan||Phir Mohabbat (Murder 2)|
|3.||Mohit Chauhan||Saada Haq (Rockstar)|
|4.||Mohit Chauhan||Naadaan Parindey (Rockstar)|
|5.||Akon & Vishal Ravjiani||Chammak Challo (Ra. One)|
|6.||Tochi Raina||Saibo (Shor In The City)|
|BEST SINGER â€“ FEMALE|
|1.||Shreya Ghoshal||Teri Meri (Bodyguard)|
|2.||Sunidhi Chauhan||Te Amo (Dum Maaro Dum)|
|3.||Neha Bhasin||Dhunki (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan)|
|4.||Sunidhi Chauhan||Aa Zara (Murder 2)|
|5.||Harshdeep Kaur||Katiya Karun (Rockstar)|
|6.||Shreya Ghoshal||Saibo (Shor in the City)|
|BEST PERFORMANCE IN A COMIC ROLE|
|1.||Jaaved Jaffrey||Double Dhamaal|
|2.||Kartik Tiwari||Pyaar Ka Punchnama|
|4.||Deepak Dobriyal||Tanu Weds Manu|
|5.||Bobby Deol||Yamla Pagla Deewana|
|BEST PERFORMANCE IN A NEGATIVE ROLE|