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What to look forward to in this year’s Zee Cine Awards 2013!! Beauty, glamour, style…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Coming on ZEE TV on 2nd February Saturday at 9pm!

A milestone of twenty years is a defining moment in any organisation’s life span. On ZEE’s completion of 20 years and the celebration of the centenary milestone to showcase the cinematic heritage of the Indian film industry, get set to experience our collective success at the World’s Biggest Viewers’ Choice Awards, the 13th Zee Cine Awards on Saturday, 2nd February, 2013. Watch the ‘Zee Cine Awards 2013’, coming to your TV screens with the Red Carpet at 8:30pm followed by the main event at 9pm.

ZEE didn’t leave any stone unturned to make the ceremony a memorable one for the Indian film fraternity. The grand awards ceremony was held at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai where the who’s who of the industry walked the Red Carpet and the best in the business walked away with the coveted shining gold plated trophy.

This year, apart from being the World’s Biggest Viewers Choice Awards, what set Zee Cine Awards apart was its partnership with Ernst & Young as the official voting tabulator for Zee Cine Awards 2013. This was done to put to rest all speculations about film awards being rigged. Another innovation that Zee introduced this year was the ‘Free Call’ voting system in India where the viewers could vote for their favourite actors free of cost.  Abhishek Bachchan was roped in to debut as an anchor. His straight face humour kept the audiences in splits along with co-host Reitesh Deshmukh.

The performances were the talk of the town and the highlight of the event was Shah Rukh Khan’s tribute to Yash Chopra. His act was dramatic and dreamlike. He descended on the stage harnessed in a white flying horse. He romanced his leading ladies, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif and Karisma Kapoor in the true Yash Chopra style. Deepika Padukone was seen performing a new dance style ‘Waaking’ by renowned choreographer and God of Dance, Shiamak Davar. Deepika’s trendsetting performance was stunning as well as glamorous. Varun Dhawan packed in some difficult steps and gave a spectacular performance on his debut stage performance. Being Shiamak’s student, Varun ensured that he met upto his Guru’s expectations and give an actioned packed performance. The tall and delicate beauty, Anushka Sharma performed on her popular tracks, Oye Boy Oye Boy Charlie & Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola. In a fresh avatar dressed like a village belle, Anushka lived up to her bubbly and vivacious demeanour. Another debutante who will be seen giving his first ever performance at the Zee Cine Awards was the very talented, Ayushman Khurana. He will be seen shaking a leg to the hit songs of all legendary actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and also his own songs. Watch out for the personal touch that the actor will showcase to each of his acts! Another performer who will  definitely leave the audiences begging for more is the stunning Katrina Kaif! The charming actress will be doing an enchanting belly dance on ‘Mashallah’ and will prove that she is the epitome of grace, style and beauty!

So get ready for the biggest and the most promising Bollywood awards night with the biggest stars, the brightest luminaries, the most talented personalities and some scintillating performances and rib tickling gags.  Watch the ‘Zee Cine Awards 2013’, coming to your TV screens on 2nd February, Saturday.  The Red Carpet will be shown at 8:30pm on Zee TV and Zing, followed by the main event at 9pm on Zee TV.

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Rishi Kapoor revealed that in his career of 40 years, he gave his first screen test for ‘Agneepath’ at the ZEE CINE AWARDS

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Rishi Kapoor was ecstatic when he received the Best actor in a negative role at the Zee Cine Awards. This was his first role as a villain and the man gave out some very interesting anecdotes in his acceptance speech. He said, “Life is really strange you know. I received an award today for a film which I had actually rejected. I had refused the role. Director Karan Malhotra & ProducerKaran Johar persisted for over a month that Ishould accept this role, but I said main koi bhaav nahi kha raha hoon.. na hi main apni price badha raha hoon. I did not have the guts … I didn’t have the courage, I had no confidence to play a negative role. I told Karan,  yaar jindagi bhar maine romantic gaane gaaye hain sweater pehan kar…I’m not cut out for the role of Rauf Lala.” But both the Karan’s didn’t pay any heed to my words.

“I was extremely scared to do play the character of Rauf Lala because I thought if I don’t look convincing in the character then because of me the film might flop. I did not want to risk this kind of a project with me in it, so I said to Karan that I’ll not do this film. But Karan would not take ‘no’ for an answer. Both the Karan’s insisted and persisted. Finally I agreed for a screen test. Just imagine, main chaalis(40) saal se kaam kar raha hoon iss industry mein but kabhi jindagi mein kisi ko look test nahi diya maine. I gave them a look test and I said yaar bewkoof lagoonga kya kar rahe ho.. it’s a suicidal mission.. you can’t take me in this role, I will not be able to justice to it. But ladies and gentleman, today I want to say that hats off to the director and producer’s conviction in me. I think they took a huge risk by asking me to play the role. This trophy of mine in every sense of the word belongs to Karan Malhotra & to Karan Johar, nobody else but them.”

On being further prodded on who is his favorite villain, the stalwart said, “I think everybody of my generation would agree with me.. its undoubtedly Pran Saab! Long live Pran Saab!! I think there was a time when mothers stopped naming their sons ‘Pran’ because they feared that they would turn out to be as villainous as the characters he played on screen.”

To catch such beautiful moments, tune into Zee TV on Sat 2 Feb at 9pm and watch the Zee Cine Awards. The Red Carpet will be televised the same day at 8:30pm on Zee TV and Zing.

When Vidya became a victim of pregnancy jokes at the Zee Cine Awards 2013

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Newlyweds Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur were the highlights at the Zee Cine Awards 2013 Red Carpet. It was interesting to see Vidya in the relaxed company of her bridegroom. Vidya Balan was looking resplendent in a bright golden kanjeevaram sari while Siddharth chose a simple black suit. On their first official outing as a newly married jodi, she walked the Red Carpet with her husband and posed for the shutterbugs and spoke to the media about being in a happy space now. On being asked which film she wanted to win, she quipped, “Kahaani should win for me and Barfi should win for UTV!” and slyly winked at the media smiling at her husband.

All the actors at the awards function kept wondering about Vidya’s weight and the radiant glow on her face. As she went up to collect her award, anchors Abhishek Bachchan and Retiesh Deshmukh joked about her being pregnant. Said Reitesh with a wink, “by the way, it’s very unfortunate that before Siddharth, Sujoy (Ghosh) had got Vidya pregnant!” The entire fraternity gathered at the do went still for a few seconds before bursting into peals of laughter when it clicked to them that Reitesh was talking about Sujoy’s heavily pregnant lead protagonist ‘Vidya Bagchi’ in Kahaani. The graceful actress said, “I don’t know if I should be saying this but getting pregnant has always worked for me. It worked for  me in Paa and  now in Kahaani . Maybe this is a cue for you Sid (looking at her husband). But in real life…No!!! I am not pregnant.”  The moment she said this, the king of wit, Shah Rukh Khan who was presenting the award to her said, “it’s strange Vidya that u should be saying this just after hugging me….” The crowd could not control their uncontrollable laughter at this wisecrack from SRK and had Vidya blushing red.

Vidya is now in that league of actors who have both critically acclaimed performances and box office success in her kitty. She stands for everything beautiful, real, honest, Indian and fearless. The actress spoke about Kahani as a landmark film in her career where she was shown being on a search for her lost husband. She said with a twinkle in her eyes, “Last year I filmed Kahaani which was about a woman who was looking for her lost husband…and  somewhere down the line, I found my real husband as well”. In her acceptance speech, she said, “I started my acting career with Zee TV in their show, Hum Paanch. It’s an honour and priviliege to be accepting an award on Zee’s 20th anniversary.” Catch all this drama and more on Zee Cine Awards, Sat 2 Feb at 9pm on Zee TV. The Red carpet will be telecast the same day at 8:30pm on Zee TV and Zing.

Sonu Nigam returns as host on Zee TV’s Zee Rishtey Awards

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The Golden boy of Indian playback composes and sings a special song that captures Zee’s  20 year journey.

He shot to fame as the charming host of Zee TV’s Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa in 1995. While his ‘chocolate boy’ good looks ensured that he was an instant click with the ladies, his superlative vocal talent catapulted his career to dizzying heights as a playback singer.  And 17 years down the line, Sonu Nigam is a power to reckon with in the industry.  Much to the delight of the creative team of Zee TV, the golden boy of the Indian playback scene has not forgotten his roots. When approached to host the annual awards ceremony of Zee TV – Zee Rishtey Awards 2012 on the occasion of the channel’s twentieth year, Sonu gave an instant nod without batting an eyelid.

You can never thank the one who gives you your first break enough. My association with Zee TV, over the years, has been extremely rewarding. So, when the team approached me to return as a host for Zee Rishtey Awards, I looked at it as a way of saying a heartfelt thanks to the channel,” said Sonu.

Sonu went out of his way to ensure that the segments he was hosting at the awards ceremony are lively and entertaining. Not only did he actively involve himself with the writing and improvising of his script as the anchor, but even composed and sang an original song that pays a tribute to Zee’s 20 years. His wife, Madhurima, designed his look as the host. Making a stylish entry on a bike, Sonu was a rockstar at Zee Rishtey Awards from the word ‘go’! He had the audience in splits as he learned a Bhojpuri item song from Zee TV’s Bihari girl Laali (Ratan Rajput). It was only after the awards ceremony was over that he revealed his mother wasn’t keeping well and that he had to miss the after-party to go attend to her. The creative team at Zee was touched by the way Sonu displayed single-minded focus and professional dedication towards making his segments of the awards show a grand success, despite his mother’s health issues.

Watch Sonu Nigam host the ‘Zee Rishtey Awards 2012’ at 9pm on 30th December, only on Zee TV, Sky 788. Watch the Curtain Raiser on 29th December at 6.30pm only on Zee TV.

HERE ARE THE WINNERS… AT THE ZEE RISHTEY AWARDS 2011 Rishton ke Khubsoorat rang……. A memorable night!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

It was a night that ended with merriment commemorating the beautiful bond that Zee TV has been sharing with its viewers since past 19 years. The Zee Rishtey Awards 2011 ceremony, telecasted on 31st December, was a grand celebration of the spirit of Zee TV – a memorable evening when the entire constellation of Zee TV’s most popular stars descended on a single platform and set the stage ablaze with breathtaking performances.

Here is a glimpse of which bahu, which beta and which saas walked away with their well deserved awards. The star crossed lovers – Dev and Radhika (Avinash Sachdev and Rubina Dilaik) of Chhoti Bahu won the Favourite Jodi award. The Pavitra Rishta Parivaar won the Favourite Parivaar award. The category of Popular face Male was won by Karan (Karan V. Grover) of Yahaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli and the Popular Face Female award was won by Archana (Ankita Lokhande) of Pavitra Rishta. The Favorite Mata-Pita award went to Sulochana and Manohar (Savita Prabhune and Kishore Mahabole) of Pavitra Rishta whereas Favourite saas- Sasur award went to Mrs. Bindeshwari and Mr. Satyadev Kaushik (Vibha Chibber & Rajiv Varma) for Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein. The Favorite Beta award was bagged by Manav (Hiten Tejwani ) and the Favourite Beti award was bagged by Abha (Suhasi Dhami). Favourite Bhai award was shared by all the five brothers Utkarsh, Bittu, Shivendu, Aditya Aur Karthik of Mrs. Kaushik ki paanch Bahuein whereas Favourite Behen award was won by Indira (Rati Pandey) of Hitler didi. The Favorite Bhabi award went to all the five bhabi’s i.e Gehna, Nimmi, Simran, Riya Aur Lovely of Mrs. Kashik Ki Paanch Bahuein. Favorite Saas Bahu Rishta award went to Bharti and Mona (Krutika Desai & Sara Khan) of Ram Milaye Jodi. The crowd was pleasantly surprised when the Favourite Khalnayak award didn’t go to Usha Nadkarni but was shared by Ghaznavi (Vikramjeet Virk) of Shobha Somnath ki and Barkha (Benaf Dadachanjee) of Chhoti Bahu. The Favourite Naya Sadasya Award Male and Female went to Lovely (Ragini Nandwani) and Kartik ( Mukul Harish) respectively. The Mrs. Kaushik parivaar went berserk when the favorite Naya Jodi award also went to Kartik and Lovely. The Bhagonwali team could not contain themselves when Guddu Shukla (Himmanshoo Malhotra)was awarded the Favourite Mastikhor Kirdaar. The Favorite Show award was bagged by the Rajshree Family for Yahaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli and the Zee Ki Shaan award was won by the very well deserved, Usha Nadkarni. In the Non Fiction sphere, the Favorite Guru – Shishya award went to Adnan Sami and Niladri Chatterjee for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs whereas the Favourite Non - Fiction show of the year went to DID Doubles. The Best Anchor Award was won by Jay Bhanushali for Dance India Dance.

The evening saw noted luminaries of the entertainment industry walk down the Red Carpet clothed in their glamorous best! Some of the eminent names were, yesteryears mega star Poonam Dhillon, the very suave and popular brother duo - Rohit Roy and Ronit Roy, concert pianist and acclaimed singer, Adnan Sami and the very ravishing Urmila Matondkar. The event was also attended by the Golden Man, Bappi Da, the controversy queen Rakhi Sawant and television heartthrobs, Apurva Agnihotri and Ejaz Khan. The event kickstarted with anchors Jay Bhanushali and Karan V. Grover making their entry in an auto rickshaw, Mumbai’s ubiquitous mode of transport for the common man. Many more well known celebrities were brought into the grounds in grand vintage cars.

The charming trio – Jay Bhanushali, Mona Singh and Karan. V. Grover - kept the audiences in splits with their witty wisecracks throughout the evening as anchors of the awards ceremony. Some of the most memorable performances of the evening included a heartwarming dance performance by the nation’s sweethearts, Ankita Lokhande & Hiten Tejwani, your very own Archana and Manav of Pavitra Rishta. The performance traced the survival of their onscreen love affair amidst Mumbai’s struggle for existence with a stunning visual element in the backdrop. Lovely (Ragini Nandwani), the chulbuli bahu of Mrs. Bindeshwari Kaushik, surprised everyone with her magic act in which she made her stern saas (Vibha Chibber) disappear from the stage! The crowd went into a state of frenzy as the three handsome hunks, Karan Grover, Kinshuk Mahajan and Himanshoo Malhotra turned into desi superheroes - G-One, Singham and Bodyguard - to save their damsels in distress. There was also a fun filled act where Hitler Didi’s family sang a parody of songs for her in an attempt to bring a smile on her face.

The evening also had its own share of historical drama on stage with the Shobha Somnath Ki leads, Shobha and Bhimdev swaying to a romantic number and later fighting the evil Ghaznavi (Vikramjeet Virk). Senior actors showed the world that ‘even we can dance saala’ with their superbly choreographed act that paid a tribute to Bollywood’s dancing legends, Helen, Bindu, Shammi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty. The audience applauded and sang along loudly on every song from the act, Rishton Ka Mela, performed by Dev – Radhika, Karan–Abha and Mona-Anukalp, and made it an evening to remember. The event was also peppered with comedy acts and gags by Ali Azgar and Suresh Menon. The decibel levels reached its peak when dancing superstars of Dance India Dance – Shakti, Salman, Mayuresh, Alisha and Falon along with Mentor Remo D’Souza, Geeta Kapoor and Terence Lewis rocked the floor with their mind boggling performances.

Stay tuned to Zee TV for all your favourite shows!

Zee Rishtey Awards 2011 is a celebration of Zee TV’s glorious 18 year old relationship with viewers

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Raising a toast to the completion of 18 glorious years of its precious relationship with audiences in India, Zee TV presents ‘Zee Rishtey Awards 2011’ - Jashn 18 Saalon Ka. The awards ceremony will be a grand celebration of the spirit of Zee TV – a channel that has brought endearing & relatable stories which beautifully encapsulate the ethos, culture & traditions of India. Zee TV has showcased the soul of India with clean family entertainment, developing a strong emotional connect with its viewers.

In the week leading up to the telecast of Zee Rishtey Awards 2010, Zee TV will showcase lively interactions of the channel’s primetime actors with their fans from across the country in a special daily segment called ‘Rishton Ki Saugat’ at this week. And, on 1st January the Red Carpet special will showcase Zee TV actors walk in their finest threads at 9pm, followed by the grand spectacle ofZee Rishtey Awards 2010 at 9:30pm.

It will be a memorable evening when the entire constellation of Zee TV’s most popular stars will descend on a single platform and set the stage ablaze with breathtaking performances bound to set your pulse racing.

The evening will commence with an opulent rath yatra wherein the lead protagonists of each show will make a grand entrance with a procession of dancers following them. The most exciting performances of the evening include a jaw-dropping magic act by India’s most popular sweethearts Manav and Archana, a fun-filled dance-off between the old-timers and the newbies of Zee and a rain-dance symbolizing the passion of “first love” by Iqbal Khan and Binny Sharma. The evening will also be peppered with comedy acts, dance performances by the cast of Zee TV’s popular primetime shows and of course, the much-awaited awards ceremony recognizing the invaluable contribution of the artistes that have driven the channel from success to success.

With an extravaganza of entertainment awaiting you on the channel in the coming month, ardent TV viewers will not want to miss Zee Rishtey Awards 2010 -Jashn 18 Saalon Ka for anything in the world!

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