ET NOW features young leaders and future honchos in India Inc 2.0
ET NOW features young leaders & tomorrow’s bigwigs in a new series India Inc 2.0 MUMBAI, 26th April, 2017: ET NOW, India’s leading English Business News channel, is launching a brand new series INDIA INC 2.0. This series features some of the most dynamic corporate leaders of tomorrow, young men and women armed with powerful surnames but carving their own niche in the corporate landscape. We take them out of boardrooms, into their workplace and finds out what are the challenges and pressure that they face, in being India Inc 2.0. Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sandeep Gurumurthi, Executive Editor, ET NOW said, “India is evolving as a hub of young entrepreneurs who have created new opportunities and trends to build a dynamic business model. What’s interesting to see is that how these young entrepreneurs are ready to move out of their successful family business and explore different avenues to become successful entrepreneurs. The idea of celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship resulted in India Inc 2.0.” These young leaders have convinced some of the toughest boardrooms to diversify from core businesses and introduce new age processes. They are redefining corporate India and changing the rules of the game. For example, Analjit Singh's 30-year old daughter Tara shares how she secured Max board's approval to set up the country's first senior living home in a hill station. Abhimanyu Munjal, 32, gets candid with all the difficulties he faced after getting Hero Motocorp's green light to foray into financial services. The series begins with HCL Founder Shiv Nadar's only child Roshni who takes us to the 20-acre non profit school in Uttar Pradesh to open up about why education is the next big gamble. Then there's Ajay Piramal's son Anand who chose to not enter the family's core business of pharmaceuticals but instead pursue real estate. India Inc 2.0 will be anchored by Nayantara Rai, Deputy Chief of the Delhi Bureau at ET NOW. With a decade plus of experience, Nayantara Rai is one of Indian Television’s most renowned journalist and business news anchor. She has tracked several sectors like real estate, oil & gas, M&As and regularly interviews influential policy makers and leading corporates. Tune in to ET NOW beginning 29th April, 2017 to watch India Inc 2.0, every Saturday @ 12:30pm & 22:30 pm, Sun 20:00pm
Apr 27, 2017 - ET Now
Mirchi Love Acting Cupid Through Music Waves
Mirchi Love – The strongest feeling that is cherished by people across the Globe has been beautifully transcended by Mirchi Love to its avid listeners through its all new station. From past few months Mirchi Love team has been super excited and engaged in spreading the feeling of affection in everyone. Keeping the same thought at the center of their plans, the station launched a lovable campaign for its listeners - ‘LOVE IN LONDON’ which was designed to spread the doves of romance across the cities of Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Surat, Pune, Lucknow, Kanpur and Nagpur. The campaign had a very straightforward agenda, a way for their listeners to spend quality time with their loved ones. Through this campaign, Mirchi Love decided to sponsor an international trip to London for the winner. As a perk for the campaign the station has planned to take 3 Lucky couples to London with there loved ones to have a moment of their lifetime. This is the first time when any radio station is actually giving a chance to its listeners to relish a lifetime experience with their beloved. Prime audiences participated in the contest, which resulted in an overwhelming response from all corners of these beautiful cities. “Winning a trip to London with my loved one is like a dream come true! Right from the very first time when I heard about this contest on Mirchi Love I got this strong feeling that I am going to win this. I started reading a lot to update my GK from very first day itself, hoping I will get a call from Mirchi Love for the final Q&A round. When I finally won it I just couldn’t hold my excitement in & asked my girlfriend to start shopping & planning for the trip immediately. Every day I searched something or other about London & I looked forward for some amazing quality time with my loved one in London.” - As quoted by Purshottam Madhusudan, one of the lucky winners from Jaipur. As the campaign gained amazing popularity in the selected cities, the excitement level hit the roof amongst their listeners. Swati Kungwani from Ahmedabad shared their joy by saying – “My love for being in London with someone who matters the most to me landed me in playing this contest on Mirchi Love with full dedication. Winning this was almost unbelievable to me at first because I never thought that I would get a chance to actually fly to London and be destined to be at this wonderful location with my beloved one. A big thank you to the Mirchi Love team to give these lifetime memories of love!!” Subhit Panigrahi from Pune couldn’t contain his excitement when contacted by the Mirchi team. “Serendipity is a pretty famous word, we have a film made out of it. But it also describes how I got lucky & overwhelmingly happy with Mirchi Love. I tune in to the station every night back from work to de-stress & songs never disappoint on Mirchi Love but then this contest was an added icing on the cake. It feels surreal to come to terms that I am one among the lucky ones flying to London. I would like to say thank you to the whole team with a token of both humility & gratitude. God bless the queen & god bless Mirchi Love!!” Subhit’s words of joy rightly highlight the feeling that all Mirchi Love listeners experience each time they tune into the station. The feeling of LOVE was the end goal of Mirchi team and through LOVE IN LONDON campaign they surely have hit the right chords of Saint Valentine. ****
Mar 21, 2017 - Michi Love
TIMES NOW marks its presence in 100 countries
Mumbai, February 07, 2016: TIMES NETWORK - of India's largest media conglomerate, The Times Group is set to launch its No.1 English News Channel, TIMES NOW in Europe, marking its presence in 100 countries. This momentous occasion was celebrated in Mumbai today. Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan was present at the function. The expansion, closely followed on the heels of Times Now's launch in UK, will enable TIMES NETWORK to add a potential audience of 1.4mn Indians in mainland Europe in countries like Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, taking the international footprint to 10 million on 5 continents. The network will launch TIMES NOW with the support of Bobbles Media GmbH DTH and OTT platforms in Europe. Recently, the TIMES NETWORK's International Business received the 'Porter Prize for Strategy 2016' from the Institute of Competitiveness, affiliated to the Harvard Business School for 'Creating Distinctive Value'. Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan joined in the celebrations by cutting a cake on the occasion. M K Anand, MD & CEO, TIMES NETWORK said, "Today, with India's growing participation in international affairs, engaging with the Indian diaspora is equally important towards our economic development. I feel, as India's leading English broadcast network, it's the right time for us to create a global presence for ourselves and for our country. Through our approach towards television news journalism, which revolutionised the way news was presented in the country, we plan to represent a modern, vibrant, successful and vocal India to the world." Bollywood Actor Hrithik Roshan said, "TIMES NOW, thank you for having me here to celebrate TIMES NOW reaching 100 countries. This is an exceptional achievement. Supplying objective and unbiased news to the world to make them aware of their environment is one of the noblest services that we can provide and I wish the entire team of TIMES NOW for this milestone hope that that the entire team of TIMES NOW reaches more than 183 countries in the coming year. Finally I personally believe and admit that no success is achieved solely but by the efforts of an entire team and that's what TIMES NOW has managed to do." Naveen Chandra, Head International Business, TIMES NETWORK added, "This is truly a landmark achievement considering we were the last Indian TV network to begin international operations and have reached 100 countries in just a little over 5 years. From Times Now's commercial launch in Australia in early 2011 to its launch in Western Europe in December last year, it has been an incredible journey. We have been a part of some of the largest global Indian events and built some of very effective enabling platforms for the Diaspora's engagement with India and for Indian brands to expand internationally. We are all set to launch our first local content initiatives in Europe and look forward to growing aggressively in the future." The flagship channel of TIMES NETWORK, the broadcast arm of Bennett Coleman & Co—TIMES NOW has consistently been the most watched English News Channel over the last nine years and continues to dominate the market. It commands 43% market share in the English News category, and 58% overall market share during prime time English News, according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India. About TIMES NOW: TIMES NOW has been India's No. 1 English News channel for over 8 years now. It is a channel that stands for credibility and unbiased approach in bringing news and reportage to the viewers. Sharp, incisive and direct, Times NOW is the nation's voice in news. Its distinctive style and fearless approach makes it different from the others. TIMES NOW engages with viewers in 100 countries across the globe. MEDIA CONTACTS: Adfactors PR Mumbai Marcelo Azavedo, Ph.: 09673883707, Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org, Direct: +91-22-67474524 Hinjal Veera, Ph.: 09892745252, Email id: email@example.com, Direct: +91-22-67474690
Feb 8, 2017 - Times Now
BCCL Lang's AllWomenBikeRally gets registered in Limca Book of Records
All Women Bike Rally gets registered in Limca Book of Records All Women Bike Rally(AWBR), which has become a symbol of women's freedom and liberation, recently got registered in Limca Book of Records under the category Largest All Women Bike Rally. An initiative of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd - Languages Division, the 2016 edition of the rally attracted a record participation riding two-wheelers in 10 cities across the country. The rallies were held simultaneously in Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune and Thane on 13th March 2016. Like every year, women from all walks of life participated in the rally, asserting their independence and breaking traditional gender stereotypes. AWBR as a concept was seeded 5 years back by Navbharat Times, post the horrific Nirbhaya incident, with an objective to encourage women to reclaim their city without any fear. This program empowered the women of Delhi and gave them a tangible and constructive symbol through which they asserted themselves with pride and confidence. The rally was the concluding event for this campaign & since then has become a must go event for everyone to express solidarity with the cause & celebrate women hood. In 2014, AWBR got recognized by International News Media Association (INMA) & was awarded a Gold in the category of Events to Build a News Brand.
Jan 27, 2017 - Navbharat Times
Times Litfest Mumbai, a treat for literature aficionados!!
Times Litfest - Mumbai entered its 6th edition at the historic venue, Mehboob Studios in Bandra on 2-4th Dec 2016. With a thought provoking theme of The Man-Woman thing, the festival truly celebrated the worlds first relationship. It was a playground for thinkers, writers, journalists and artists from across the world to interact and discuss. Many internationally acclaimed authors and panellists like Ramachandra Guha, Tina Brown, Strobe Talbott, Emma Woolf etc. were present in this edition. 155+ authors, 100 sessions and sundown performances by Shantanu Moitra, Gulzar, Shreya Ghoshal and Wadali Brothers mesmerised the audience at this beautiful venue. The festival was a treat for literature aficionados from sensational conversations during the sessions to the beautiful art installations at the quadrangle.
Jan 24, 2017 - The Times of India
GRAZIA COVER GIRL HUNT FINALE UNVEILS THE NEXT FACE OF FASHION
The four month long hunt for the perfect cover girl comes to an end with Madhulika Sharma as the winner Mumbai, February 13th, 2016: As a brand that symbolizes fashion that is young, fun and fearless, Grazia never seizes to amaze and the grand finale of “Grazia Cover Girl Hunt” was no exception. It was a fashion forward night at Hard Rock Cafe, Worli, as some of the most stylish people in the city came together to welcome the fresh faces of fashion to their glamorous world amid the celebrations. The evening was hosted by the gorgeous, actress and model Ira Dubey The four-month long nationwide hunt for the ideal cover girl that ended on Monday, 13th February 17’ saw four young deserving beauties chosen by our jury. Madhulika Sharma was announced as the winner with TJ Bhanu, Namrata Sheth, and Irene Augustine as runner ups. The hunt, just like last year, was held across four cities- Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore & Guwahati. Every city had its individual panel of judges including Mehernaaz Dhondy, Tarun Khiwal and Lubna Adams along with more veterans from the fashion industry who shortlisted 11 finalists from the thousands of entries received. The one of a kind annual talent hunt, currently in its third successful edition, applauded the beautiful and talented girls across the nation. The night started on a high note with fashion divas and celebrities dazzling on the red carpet. Malaika Arora Khan looked ravishing as ever as she walked the red carpet in a gorgeous Amit Agarwal gown. Tamannaah Bhatia was a complete stunner in a ravishing black laced designer jumpsuit. The dashing, Mr. World 2016, Rohit Khandelwal graced the event looking dashing and dapper as ever. Fashion designer Gaurav Gupta and leading photographer Colston Julian were also present at the venue. The above were also the jury for the Grazia Cover Girl Hunt grand finale. Commenting on the finale of the much talked about cover girl hunt, Mehernaaz Dhondy, Editor of Grazia said: “With the Grazia Cover Girl Hunt we are able to shine the spotlight on the new, the deserving and the talented, and we are very proud of the fact that our winners from last year have done phenomenally well in the fashion space post their win and appearance on the cover of Grazia. We hope the winners from tonight will be the names and faces that you will hear and see this year." When asked Malaika Arora Khan about being a judge, she stated, “It was a lot of fun and I was absolutely looking forward to it. Malika further added on what she was searching for in the winner," She just needs to be easy and sensuous for the cover, someone who can be herself and stand out, I am looking for originality." Speaking about the finale Tamannah Bhatia said, “The winner according to me needs to be innate and self-confident. When we started off as actors I don't think we were as prepared as these contestants are. I feel they are extremely confident and as a judge I'm looking for a confident personality”. The GRAZIA Cover Girl Hunt was presented by – Presenting Partner - Reliance Trends. The other sponsors were Associate Partner – Ponds BB+; Footwear & Accessory Partner – Aldo ; Styling Partner – Jean Claude Biguine; Jewellery Partners – Gili and Tichino ; Venue Partner – Hard Rock Café ; Television Partner – NDTV GoodTimes.
Feb 14, 2017 - Grazia
The Times of India taps into Emojis for Valentine's Day with #CodeLove
Emojis have become a way of life. Communication through signs, icons and pictures is hardly new across different cultures. Hieroglyphics to Emoji-glyphics, it has always been interesting and intriguing to express oneself through pictures. And, when it comes to expressing love, the youth struggles to find the right words to confess their emotions. Love is more about blushes, winks and going googly eyes, right? Emojis make speaking mush much more cute and easier with the much-needed tinge of mystery. Taking a leaf from the young people’s undying love for the emojis, The Times of India is celebrating #CodeLove across all its youth centric supplements like Bombay Times, Delhi Times, Chennai Times, Bangalore Times, Ahmedabad Times, Calcutta Times, Hyderabad Times and Pune Times. #CodeLove has been designed as an interactive campaign to celebrate the power of emojis in life of youth. Everything around love including love stories, movies, songs and dialogues will be decoded in emojis. As a fun interactive campaign, #CodeLove will have series of quizzes, puzzles, articles, blogs and vlogs that will test the power of emojis to express oneself. The campaign has a mix of editorial content and interactive user-generated gifs and pictures. Across multiple city editions, the publication shall reinterpret emergent love themes in the times of emoji viz. online dating themes, the gifting ideas, romance in the age of “instant”, long distance relationships etc. The attempt is also to recreate the iconic movie scenes in a language of emoji. The campaign also reimagines celebrity love stories in emojis and allows audience to participate with their own versions of their love stories. Youth have already replaced their Qwerty keys with Emoji keys. Who knows, there might be a book soon with emojis as the script! Till then, be a part of #CodeLove, and wish your loved ones. Tweet to us at @BombayTimes using #CodeLove, and you might win more than just hearts. About The Times Of India : As an iconic brand that has empowered millions of readers through last 178 years, The Times of India (TOI) has always aimed to be a positive change-agent and a window to a limitless world of opportunities. The publication has an unparalleled footprint of over 4.4 million newspapers sold daily with a cumulative reader base of 14+ millions. Reflecting the diversity of India and regional issues, TOI publishes 55 different editions to cater to our varied geographies and cultural nuances. The portfolio offers a range of 47 city-specific supplements like Bombay Times, Delhi Times, Bangalore Times etc. and unique publications like Times Life, Times Property, Education Times and Times Ascent to cater to a wide range of interests. Bearing the spirit of being an empowering change agent, The Times of India has successfully launched several national initiatives such as Lead India, Aman ki Asha, Social Impact Awards, Teach India, Times Scholars and Citizen Reporter and many more. In recent years, Times Internet Limited, the digital venture of TOI, has led the Internet revolution in India offering wide range of services from online news to e-commerce, music, video, daily deals etc. TOI.in is India’s most preferred news destination across web, mobile and app. TOI.in reaches over 150m visitors on the web; and serves 2 billion page views every month across web and mobile, thus augmenting the TOI’s presence in every corner of the globe.
Feb 8, 2017 - TOI Metro Supplements (TIMS)
Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017
10 gorgeous achievers and their parents took center stage at the Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017, presented by Prince Jewellery, powered by Sathyabhama University, in Chennai It was an emotionally-charged evening at the Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017, presented by Prince Jewellery, powered by Sathyabhama University, in Chennai, where several women achievers stepped forward to thank their parents for giving them wings. Femina, Indias leading womens magazine brand, presented the second edition of the Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017, presented by Prince Jewellery, powered by Sathyabhama University, to recognize and honour prominent parent-daughter duos from various fieldsfilms, sports, theatre, performing arts, business and so on. The awards are a platform for daughters to acknowledge their parents achievements and the unique bond they share. Some unstoppable parent-daughter duos that were felicitated last night included: 1. Actor Tamannah Bhatia and mom Rajni Bhatia 2. Entrepreneur Aishwarya R Dhanush and mom Latha Rajnikanth 3.Actor R Parthiban and daughter PS Keerthana, Assistant Director 4.Athlete Anju Bobby George and dad KT Markose 5.Cricketer Thirushkamini MD and dad M Dickeshwashankar 6.Architect Krithika Subramaniam and mom educationist Padmini Vishwanathan 7.Former model and social entrepreneur Shveta Jaishankar and parents Rajam Jaishankar and TS Jaishankar 8.Designer Neesha Amrish and mom Veena Aggarwal 9.Kathak dancers Avani Giri and Jigyasa Giri 10. Sailor and Doctor Rohini Rau and theatre personality mom Aysha Rau Speaking on the occasion Tanya Chaitanya, Chief Community Officer and Editor, Femina said, The bond that parents share with their child is so unique. Daughters, in particular, are delicate and feisty all at once. As a mom, I feel great pride to be a part of the Femina Super Daughter Awards 2017, which celebrates this beautiful bond, in a country, which has traditionally not exactly celebrated the girl child. An emotional Rajni Bhatia, mother of actor Tamannah Bhatia, said, Tamannah was always a talented child, and at the age of 14, when an opportunity came by, she asked me if she could pursue acting. My first reaction was No. Then I remembered, that it was always my dream to be news anchor, and my mom didnt encourage me to pursue it. And so, it has always been a regret of mine. I couldnt let my daughter live with such a regret, and so I told her to grab the opportunity. Well known VJ and RJ Bhavana Balakrishnan, who was the host for the evening, kept the audience thoroughly entertained with her banter. The energy intensified as the evening progressed, with a fashion show by designer Rehana Basheer, who walked the ramp with her mother at the end, in a touching finale. It was followed by a rib-tickling comic act by stand-up comic Alexander. The awards were presented by Prince Jewellery and powered by Sathyabama University. Other partners for the awards were, Design partner- Rehana Basheer, Beauty Partner- Aloe Veda, Styling partner- Green Trends, VST Grandeur (Jaguar) and Hospitality Partner- Feathers-A Radha Hotel.
Jan 30, 2017 - Femina
ET Magazine Analysis: What Indian Youth Want
Delhi, 23 April 2017 The Indian youth is complex, many-layered, varied, often carrying the remains of the past and clinging to traditions, and yet forging ahead, pressing elevator buttons, breaking a few old rules, and making new ones. To find what the Indian youth thinks, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in Delhi, along with the German political foundation Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, conducted an exhaustive Youth Survey. Suhas Palshikar, political scientist and director of Lokniti, who was an adviser to the survey, says: “The crucial takeaway is the internal differentiations within the category called 'youth'--there is only a sketchy existence of the mythical youth as a homogenous category.” Youth in India, he adds, is both different from youth in the advanced societies of the industrial world and, at the same time, different from the older generation of Indians. “The youth is different from that in the industrial world in the sense that it has not yet fully gone through the process of individuation -- it retains family and community ties-- but it is different from the previous generation/s in the hope, expectations and aspirations that mark India's youth of today”. In its next issue on 23 April 2017, The Economic Times Magazine, takes an interesting look at what Indian youth want. To book your copy, sms ETMS to 58888, or speak to your nearest vendor. ET Magazine is India’s largest business magazine that provides an evolved read to ET’s audience by bringing together the best of newspaper and magazine values in an easy-to-read and easier-to-digest format. For further details, contact Karthika V S, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 22, 2017 - ET Magazine
The re-energized and revitalized Pune Mirror
Pune Mirror was revitalized in a new avatar on Dec'16. It is now packed with new pages, new sections and whole new outlook towards the city. The enhancements were carried out based on feedback from avid readers of Mirror, who live & breath the city and want to discover every aspect of it. The new Pune Mirror has a cleaner design & new fonts for a better reading experience. There are 2 new sections – Pune Speaks and Deep Dive. The Pune Speaks is a daily page that gives readers a platform to voice their thoughts & opinions. Readers can send across their clicks & story that inspired a picture which is featured in “Story behind the photo” and share their views on current trending issues in “Tap the Chatter”. Through this readers can highlight the concerns plaguing the city while we take it up with the relevant authorities. “Pune Speaks brings in the Puneri spirit & life into the paper” as quoted by a reader. Deep Dive is a weekly section that analyzes & breaks down complex issues for better understanding. In addition, the Unwind section has been made bigger & better extending to 2 pages. It showcases more of the Pune’s hidden places, histories, treasures and interesting people. The brand retains its ‘I Am Pune’ brand proposition which will now manifest through a multi-dimensional perspective into the city’s real soul. Pune Mirror will continue to champion the voice of the city, be action-oriented about issues and unravel the city’s multiple avatars. The new sections have been showcased through a high-decibel 3600 communication across print, outdoor, radio, digital, BTL and trade mediums. The response from the readers has been very positive and we will continue to create more opportunities for them to discover the city.
Apr 21, 2017 - Pune Mirror
Ahmedabad Mirror turns 9 in style with a special feature
On the occasion of Ahmedabad Mirror turning 9, a two-day 32 pager special edition, titled “On Cloud 9” was released. Over the years Mirror has stayed true to its promise of delivering world-class journalism every morning. While the number 9 has significant meaning of being the number of universal love, faith, navrang festival it also stands for faith and harmony. Hence on the occasion of the ninth anniversary, Ahmedabad Mirror being a true city paper decided to celebrate the Cloud 9 moments of Amdavadis. The issue brought to the forefront some of the most interesting celebrations & victories of the city and its people. Stories of victories such as Gujarat cricket team winning its first Ranji trophy in 83 years or the Leaders of Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM), a voluntary civil rights organization, winning the movement which regularized the jobs of 6,000 AMC sanitation workers. Stories of accomplishment such as Preeti Shroff, Dean MICA, providing opportunities to underprivileged girls to work towards a brighter future. Stories of priorities such as IAS officer Arti Kanwar’s special moment was not so much about clearing the UPSC twice but it was the birth of her child, Advitya. The Anniversary issue covered 40 such stories over the course of two days. In the end, it captured a wide-range of accomplishments from Amdavadis across all walks of life and provided.
Apr 21, 2017 - Ahmedabad Mirror
Press release for ET Magazine 9 April 2017
The ET Magazine 9 April 2017 Delhi, 9 April 2017 Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC Bank are almost like banking twins, born a decade apart. Both started with new licences. Both built the basic infrastructure of a banking network, branches, ATMs and a digital presence and both banks have refrained from ever putting all their eggs in the project financing, infrastructure business. Both have grown through acquisitions and both banks are led by strong personalities, Uday Kotak and Aditya Puri. There the similarities end. Kotak is an entrepreneur from a business family, while Puri is a career-banker. Kotak Bank has been clearly targeting the ‘mass-affluent’ customer, even offering higher interest rates for savings accounts, and making sure profits are paramount.HDFC Bank has on the other hand focused on growth, and has moved into the semi-urban and rural areas to cover the rural landscape. In its next issue on 9 April 2017, The Economic Times Magazine, takes an interesting look at the race between Kotak and HDFC bank to be the one on top. To book your copy, sms ETMS to 58888, or speak to your nearest vendor. ET Magazine is India’s largest business magazine that provides an evolved read to ET’s audience by bringing together the best of newspaper and magazine values in an easy-to-read and easier-to-digest format. For further details, contact Karthika V S, email@example.com
Apr 8, 2017 - ET Magazine
1st edition of Jio Filmfare Awards Punjabi 2017
Diljit Dosanjh and Sargun Mehta bagged the awards for best actor and actress respectively while director Pankaj Batra took home the black lady for the movie Bambukat The stars of the Punjabi film fraternity came together to pay an ode to the best of 2016 at the first-ever Jio Filmfare Awards Punjabi 2017, held on March 31st, 2017 at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium in Mohali. The glamorous night witnessed the crème de la crème from the Punjabi film industry descending the red carpet at their fashionable best, for the biggest event of show biz. The night turned a starry affair with electrifying performances and the well deserved took home the coveted black lady. The glitzy award ceremony will be telecasted on MH One Channel. The hilarious duo Manish Paul and Sumeir Pasricha aka Pummy Aunty played the perfect hosts for the evening as they kept the audience quaking with laughter. Simmi Chahal hosted the second half of the evening along with Arjan Bajwa and left the audience in splits with their witty quips. Singer Ammy Virk’s melodious musical act set the tempo for the night, and actress Surveen Chawla stunned the audience with her mesmerizing performance. Along with this, the exemplary superstar trio Sugandha Sharma, Kaur B and Jenny Johal put up an incredible act as well. Among the notable moments of the evening were Manish Paul and Simmi Chahal’s spectacular performance and the trio Amrit Mann, Dilprit Dhillon, Milind Gaba’s electrifying moves. Commenting on the first edition of JIO Filmfare Awards Punjabi, CEO of Worldwide Media, Mr. Deepak Lamba, said “The first Jio Filmfare Awards Punjabi is another milestone in the brand’s illustrious journey; and it is with the support of our partners that we are able to expand our horizons with every passing year. The Punjabi film industry is an important cog in India’s regional cinema sphere and is producing artists and films that have made a serious mark in recent times. We are proud to extend the ever growing Filmfare awards franchise to this market and celebrate Punjabi cinema.’’ Commenting on the success of the 1st edition of JIO Filmfare Awards Punjabi, Jitesh Pillai said, "Punjabi Film industry, over the years, has made its presence felt across the nation with combined efforts of talented artists, musicians, and filmmakers. This industry has always been the contributor of exceptional performances to the Indian cinema. We felt the need to recognize and honor these outstanding performances and hence decided to have our 1st ever Filmfare Punjabi awards. It gives me immense pleasure to have witnessed the success of its first edition and we will continue to honour the truly deserving talents that are a part of this industry." Commenting on the announcement of JIO Filmfare awards Punjabi 2017, a JIO spokesperson said, “We are thrilled to present the first JIO Filmfare Awards Punjab 2017. Presented by Jio, the Filmfare Awards Punjab 2017 will showcase the cinematic excellence from the vibrant state of Punjab in a variety of digital ways. JIO is bringing transformational changes in India’s digital services space to enable a Digital Life for 1.2 billion Indians. This association is consistent with Jio’s mission to celebrate the diversity and richness of Indian cinema.” The audience was ecstatic when Diljit Dosanjh bagged the Best Actor award for his performance in 'Ambarsariya'. Actress Sargun Mehta was honored with the Best Actress award for her outstanding performance in ‘Love Punjab’. Rounding up, the top winners were 'Bambukat’ which was awarded the Best Film and Pankaj Batra bagged the Best Director award. Jio Lifetime Achievement award was given to legendary Punjabi actor Yograj for his contribution to the Punjabi cinema and ‘The Living Legend award’ was given to Gurudas Mann, which was presented to him by young fans. Title sponsor of the grandeur event was Jio, the event was powered by LYF and Naturamore. The telecast partner of the first edition of the most iconic awards was MH One, whereas the Metal Partner was Lumineux Uno. The radio partner was Radio Mirchi, Online Jewellery partner was Nakshatra World, multiplex partner was Orienta Cine Advertising. The Energy Partner was LMES and Orienta Cine Advertising was the multiplex partner. The Trophy Partner was The Award Gallery and Netsurf Entertainment was the Production Agency. Show Direction & Artist Management was done by Prabhjot Mahant & Manjeet Hans of Prinday and Technical Direction & Stage Management was done by On Cue Productions. Acts were Choreographed by Zenith Dance Troupe and the Script Written by Deepak Isser.
Apr 3, 2017 - Filmfare
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