â€˜100 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMAâ€™Â at the 7thÂ Chevrolet Apsara AwardsÂ
Â§Â Celebrations to begin amidst much fanfare at 7thÂ Chevrolet Apsara Awards on January 25, Yash Raj Studios
Â§Â Medley line-up of top acts by Bollywoodâ€™s biggest stars – tribute to the golden era!
Mumbai, January 16, 2012:Â The Film and Television Producers GuildÂ of India in association withÂ Wizcraft International EntertainmentÂ and Colors television is all set to flag off the â€˜100 years of Indian Cinemaâ€™ celebrations at theÂ 7thÂ Apsara AwardsÂ scheduled to take place onÂ January 25, Yash Raj Studios.
The year 2012 marks the flag-off and celebrations for theÂ â€˜100 years of Indian Cinemaâ€™Â at 7thÂ Apsara Awards. The sizzling event promises to get stronger on its entertainment and celebrity quotient this year reiterating what Apsara Awards stand for.Â As a special segment of the celebrations, the awards night will showcase a special tribute dedicated to the legends of Indian cinema and their glorious years in Bollywood. A melody of hits will showcase hit songs from the yesteryears and the stars that emulated the iconic onscreen characters.
The Apsara Awards is a joint initiative by the Film & Television Producers Guild and Wizcraft International Entertainment and was instituted to honor exceptional talent and breed new potential within the Film and Television industry. Every year, the fraternity comes together to felicitate some of the most accomplished members of the Film & Television industry, and it is a continued effort to merit and recognize achievers for work done in the previous year – creative as well as technical categories.
Speaking on the announcement,Â Mr. Ramesh Sippy, President – The Film and Television Producers GuildÂ said, â€œThe Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards is an effort to mark the success of the growing Indian entertainment Industry. We are very excited to honor and felicitate that group of incredible people who have continued to make a significant contribution to this industry. This year too, we hope to inspire and empower achievers from the fraternity, especially with the entertainment industry all set to welcome the 100 years of Indian cinema.â€
â€œIt is my honor to participate in the 7thÂ edition of the Apsara Awards. I also look forward to welcoming the fraternity to Yash Raj studios to witness history being created as the winners are unveiled. There is no other award that matches Apsaraâ€™s stature as it is by The Film & Television Producers Guild. Along with my colleagues, we promise to make this year bigger and insurmountable.â€Â added legendary film-maker, Mr. Yash Chopra
Also sharing his thoughts on the celebration,Â Mukesh Bhatt, Sr Vice-President of the Guildsaid, â€œI am extremely delighted to be part of the celebrations marking 100 years of Indian Cinema. The celebrations have only just begun and we look forward to another great year of movies and entertainment.â€
Conceptualized, produced, marketed and promoted by Wizcraft International Entertainment, the Awards will bring together the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of Indian film & television industry on one spectacular star-studded stage! The Guild is over half a decade old and consists of more than 160 members, who constitute some of the most accomplished and influential luminaries. The nominees and awards are chosen by the Guildâ€™s members, making it the official award for the film & television industry.
â€œWizcraft has always been the crusader for the entertainment industry in India and the Guild is the most-respected body of the entertainment trade in India. We have always valued our partnership and we will endeavor to continue and support the Film & Cinema industry for years to come.â€Â said Wiz. Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
The Film & TV Producers Guild of India:
Established in 1954 by the stalwarts of the Indian film industry, The Film & TV Producers Guild is today the most progressive body in show business. Guild members represent the best in our cinematic heritage but combine it with the dynamism of a new entertainment order. From the studio barons like Yash Chopra, Subhash Ghai; to the actors turned producers like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Sushmita Sen; from the new diversified media companies like UTV, Nimbus, Zee, Sahara, Adlabs; to the leading TV production houses like STAR TV, SONY, TV TODAY, NDTV, TV EIGHTEEN, BAG Films; to the young turks like Ashutosh Gowariker, Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar, Rohan Sippy etc- all are symbols of the Indian filmed content. Offering genuine stakeholders in theÂ business an opportunity to work for the betterment of the entertainment industry,Â Â the Guild is now the cornerstone of Indian entertainment. For more information, log on toÂ www.filmtvguildindia.org
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.