Wow Awards 2012 ends on a high note

01 May,2012

By A Correspondent

 

The Gitanjali WOW Awards 2012 were held on April 26 at Bhavan’s College Ground in Andheri, Mumbai. The WOW Awards were instituted in 2009 by Eventfaqs to celebrate excellence in events, entertainment and live experience creation.

 

The fourth edition of the WOW Awards witnessed awards being presented in a total of 27 categories. The title sponsor for the WOW Awards 2012 was Gitanjali, while Giftyaar.com and Wings Group of Cos. were the co-sponsors. The awards show was powered by Idea.

 

The awards ceremony opened with Sachin Gupta performing the WOW anthem. Hemant Malik, COO – Trade and Distribution, ITC Ltd. and EEMA President Brian Tellis took to the stage to address the audience in the inaugural segment.

 

There were performances by Pakistani band Junoon, Sophie Choudhry with Sumit Vinod’s dance troupe, a special percussion act by DJ King, Terrence Lewis along with the Terrence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company and the finale act was by Bollywood actor Chitrangada Singh also backed by Sumit Vinod’s dance troupe.

 

At the event, Gitanjali launched The Great Indian Wedding Carnival, a mega shopping festival dedicated to the wedding season. Actor Aditi Rao Hydari made a glamorous entry on stage with a doli. Aditi Rao Hydari and Gitanjali Gems CFO Kaushik Shah unveiled the The Great Indian Wedding Carnival logo on stage.

 

Kaushik Shah, along with Raj Naik, CEO of Colors, Viacom 18 and Shri Krishna Hegde, MLA, Vileparle presented the WOW LIVE Film Personality award to Ayushman Khurana.

 

Television personality Mini Mathur and actress Tisca Chopra were the hosts of the ceremony which also saw a special segment hosted by Roshan Abbas and Brian Tellis and another by RJ Malishka.

 

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