The biggest films of 2011 vie for Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2012

20 Jan,2012

By A  Correspondent


The biggest film and television award function in Bollywood, Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2012, by the Film & Television Producers Guild of India and Wizcraft International Entertainment, will take place on January 25 at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai. The nominees for the best talents in Hindi film & television for 2012 were announced on Thursday.


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 the’100 years of Indian Cinema’ celebrations, showcasing a special tribute dedicated to the legends of Indian cinema and their glorious years in Bollywood with a medley of hit songs from the yesteryears.


Indian cinema had an exciting year in 2011 and saw a wide range of multi-genre films like No One Killed Jessica, Rockstar, Singham, The Dirty Picture and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, all of which are up for the Best Film Apsara.


Counting 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) will be competing for Best Actress in a Leading Role.


Salman Khan (Bodyguard), Shah Rukh Khan (Don 2), Emraan Hashmi (Murder 2), Ranbir Kapoor (Rockstar), Ajay Devgn (Singham) have been nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role.


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 – Female.


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) will be competing for the Best Singer – Male category.


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 ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hai’ has garnered the highest number of nominations for the Apsara Awards 2012 including Best Drama Series, Best Director – Fiction, Best Actress & Actor in Drama Series, Best Writer & Best Ensemble Cast in the Television Category.


Other nominations are Comedy Circus Ka Naya Daur, Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega, Jhalak Dikhla Ja – Season 4, Just Dance and Kaun Banega Crorepati for Best Non-fiction Series.


Ramesh Sippy, President – Film & Television Producers Guild of India said: “There are so many films in contention for the awards this year; 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.”


Wiz Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment Ltd said: “We are honoured 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 Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild 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, 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.


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