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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.
~Actor Jimmy Shergill announced the 1st edition of Jio Filmfare Awards Punjabi 2017 in Chandigarh~ Chandigarh, 15 March, 2017: Filmfare, the most coveted awards in Indian Cinema is all set to honor the Punjabi film industry. Filmfare’s Black Lady will woo the talented artists in Punjab as Filmfare announced the 1st Edition of Jio FIlmfare Awards Punjabi slated to take place on 31st March 2017 at Multipurpose Sports Stadium in Mohali. Renowned actor, Jimmy Shergill and Filmfare Editor, Mr. Jitesh Pillai marked Filmfare’s foray into Punjabi cinema by lighting the ceremonial lamp at Reliance Digital store at Elante Mall, Chandigarh. Filmfare has always been at the forefront of acknowledging the artistic excellence and hardwork in the film industry, across regions and genres. With the 1st Edition of Jio Filmfare Awards Punjabi 2017, the most deserving artists in Punajbi cinema take home the symbol of honor, the coveted Black Lady. The awards will recognize the creative efforts and diligence showcased by the artists in the year 2016 and engage the audience with captivating performances by the industry stalwarts. Punjabi Film industry, over the years has made its presence felt across the nation and its bouquet of enthralling films and music is loved by the audience across borders. With the combined efforts of talented artists, musicians, and filmmakers, the Punjabi Film industry has always stood out by itself and this very intrinsic quality of Punjabi Cinema will be awarded at the 1st Edition of Jio Filmfare Awards 2017. 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. Commenting on Filmfare’s foray into Punjabi cinema, Jitesh Pillai said, “It is a moment of utmost pride, as we witness Filmfare awards expand its footprints across the nation. We, at Filmfare, have always rewarded creativity and diligence of the films across industries and promote more such wonderful cinematic experiences. The 1st Edition of Filmfare Awards Punjabi 2017 will be a night of grandeur and elegance and we are looking forward to meet and greet the whole of Punjabi film industry.” A visibly ecstatic actor Jimmy Shergill said, “It is a dream come true. It is proud moment for us to have Jio Filmfare awards for Punjabi cinema. My support is always there and I want to thank Filmfare and Jio for having me here for this great moment.”
Bengali Cinema’s most loved actor Jeet graced the event amidst much fanfare Kolkata, 12, February 2017: One of the most revered film awards in the country, Filmfare Awards announced the 2nd edition of JIO Filmfare Awards 2017 (East). The announcement for the upcoming and most awaited awards ceremony of the year was made at an event held at Reliance Digital store, Howrah on 12th of February. The launch event was graced by Jeet, renowned actor and superstar of Bengali cinema. The coveted awards show is back to acknowledge and celebrate cinematic excellence in Bengali cinema. Riding high on expectations after another successful year for films in the region, artists are vying for the iconic black lady. The event, which began with a lamp lighting ceremony, saw Jeet announcing the date of the awards night, slated to take place on 25th February, 2017 at Science City in Kolkata. Bengali cinema has contributed greatly towards the Indian film industry with exemplary performances by the artists, year after year. Legends like Bimal Roy, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak and talents like Kishore Kumar, R D Burman, Manna Dey, Sharmila Tagore, Konkona Sen Sharma, Shreya Ghoshal, Pritam and Shaan all hail from the East and their contributions have made our nation proud time & again. With more young artists joining the platform confidently under the supervision of film maestros, the eastern movie industry is witnessing a revolution in experimental and creative content. Commenting on the occasion JIO spokesperson said, “We are thrilled to present the JIO Filmfare Awards East 2017. Presented by Jio and powered by LYF, the Filmfare Awards East 2017 will help showcase the artistic and cinematic excellence from eastern India in a variety of digital ways. Jio is bringing transformational changes in the Indian digital services space to enable a Digital Life for 1.2 billion Indians and this association is consistent with Jio’s mission to celebrate the diversity and richness of Indian cinema.“ It’s great that cinema from the east is being honored by Filmfare, I feel immense pride being here today, to announce the 2nd edition of JIO Filmfare Awards East", said Jeet Filmfare believes in appreciating good cinema across India. East of India has always been a treasure trove of talent, providing some of the most legendary movies to Indian Cinema over the years. It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2nd edition of Jio Filmfare Awards East 2017 here in Kolkata, a city with much cultural glory and art in itself. We hope to put together a show that’s entertaining and one of a kind, said Jitesh Pillai, Editor, Filmfare.
Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh come together to unveil the Awards Special edition of Filmfare Magazine The latest issue of Filmfare is graced by the winners of The 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2016 Alia Bhatt, the unstoppable diva along with her two award winning co-stars Shahid Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh, who also recently took the coveted ‘black lady’ home at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards, were seen at the unveiling of the ‘Awards Special’ issue of Filmfare magazine. The trio looked stylish as ever at the launch event held at the Reliance Digital store, Juhu. Further to the cover launch, the actors expressed their emotions of being ecstatic about winning the most prestigious award for their respective performances. They also spoke about how elated they were to share the space with other award winners on the cover. While speaking about unveiling the cover, Alia Bhatt said, “The Filmfare awards this time were completely different for all of us, as it was more focused on digital. I remember walking the red carpet at the awards and at the same time I was going live to 2 million people. It was altogether a lovely experience.” Commenting on gracing the Filmfare cover, actor Shahid Kapoor said, “Alia has been phenomenal throughout her journey and has a long term relation with success. I am glad to be sharing space on the cover of Filmfare with her and other talented actors. We are proud to launch the cover here, which showcases the winners of 2017.” Diljit Dosanjh, who won millions of hearts with his acting and melodious voice said, “It is indeed a pleasure for me to be on the Filmfare cover that too with such talented and legendary actors. It is a proud moment for me” The Filmfare Awards special issue is chock-a-block with an insider’s account of all things related to the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017. The magazine is broadly divided into six segments namely Party Starters - which gives a sneak peek into Manish Malhotra’s fashion show at the pre-awards party , Red Carpet Brigade – a self-explanatory section that gives a sneak peek into the glamour parade on the red carpet, Show report- which contains tons of anecdotes, candid moments and memorable pictures of the stars from the grand night, Getting candid- which showcases some candid moments involving the stars, Movers and Shakers - the section with the best pictures of the star-studded performances comprising Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Tiger Shroff and many more that kept the audiences entertained, and last but not the least Winners’ Parade – the crème de la crème of the film fraternity posing with their trophies. The awards special issue is graced by 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards winners Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh, Shabana Azmi, Manoj Bajpayee, Rishi Kapoor, Ritika Singh, Nitesh Tiwari and Shatrughan Sinha. The much awaited awards will be telecast at 9 PM on 18th Feb 2017 while the red carpet will be aired the same day at 7:30 PM only on Sony Entertainment Television.
Twitter Joins Forces With Filmfare To Celebrate The 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 in India First-ever custom emoji and stickers for an awards show in India goes live today First awards show in Asia with Periscope 360 straight from the red carpet India, 13 January 2017: Twitter sets the trend when it comes to bringing events to life and engaging in real-time conversations, and this time it is for none other than the globally renowned 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 in India. In collaboration with Filmfare (@filmfare), Twitter will be pumping the excitement for the Jio Filmfare Awards by launching the first-ever custom emoji and stickers for an awards show in India for #JioFilmfareAwards to drive conversations around the event. Bollywood fans can also experience behind the scene moments at the Awards through Periscope 360. Embeddable Tweet link: https://twitter.com/filmfare/status/819757793985122304 Starting today until 13 February 2017, millions of avid Bollywood fans in India and across the globe can engage, interact and join the conversation around the Jio Filmfare Awards with the custom emoji. Viewers can simply Tweet using #JioFilmfareAwards or #JioFilmfareAwards2017 or #Filmfare or #FilmfareAwards to use the emoji and the special Filmfare emoji will appear next to the hashtag in the Tweet. The emoji will represent the iconic black lady statuette. Tweet using #Filmfare or #FilmfareAwards or #JioFilmfareAwards or #JioFilmfareAwards2017 and the special Twitter emoji will appear next to the hashtag As a tribute to Bollywood, there are also four #Stickers that will launch in the Filmfare Awards Week, allowing users to add a bit of fun customization to their conversations about the Awards on the social media site. The special Bollywood inspired #Stickers are a fun new way for users to add a pop of creativity to their photos as they support their favourite stars in their moment of glory. The #Stickers will be available until 18 January 2017. The special emoji and stickers are just the beginning of the joint celebrations of the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards. Launching Periscope 360 for the first time in Asia for an awards show, Twitter will also be sharing special moments from the Red Carpet via Periscope 360. Consumers can interact with the videos from the Red Carpet by moving their phones or swiping the screen. And that’s not all, viewers can expect sneak peeks of the Red Carpet from the Jio Filmfare Awards night, interactions with celebrities at the Red Carpet via Twitter video and Twitter Mirror, and last but not least, the real-time announcement of the winners on the platform! Speaking about the collaboration, Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media that owns Filmfare says, "We are thrilled to join forces with Twitter to create exclusive content ahead of the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017 for a worldwide audience. Fans await the Filmfare Awards eagerly and they are a source of many conversations, especially on social media. We look forward to furthering the digital reach of the Filmfare brand with this first of a kind partnership for any awards property in India.” “People come to Twitter to see what’s happening in the entertainment world; the conversations about Bollywood, especially during the Awards,” said Viral Jani, Head of Entertainment Partnerships, Twitter India. "From the emoji, stickers to Periscope 360, we are thrilled to bring the Jio Filmfare Awards celebrations to fans on our platform around the world. We will be showcasing exciting content from the Awards so that they can get a real-time insider’s view and experience being a part of the event." HOW TO FOLLOW THE JIO FILMFARE AWARDS ON TWITTER See below for the hashtags and accounts to follow as well as to participate in the Twitter conversation around the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017. Let the best actor win! Accounts to follow: @filmfare @JiteshPilaai @RelianceJio @TwitterIndia Hashtags to follow: #Filmfare #FilmfareAwards #JioFilmfareAwards #JioFilmfareAwards2017 Excitement and conversations about the upcoming Jio Filmfare Awards have already begun creating waves on Twitter as can be seen below: Embeddable Tweet Link: https://twitter.com/filmfare/status/819513803146526724 Embeddable Tweet Link:https://twitter.com/reliancejio/status/819792859805007872 Embeddable Tweet Link: https://twitter.com/dhruvidoshi/status/819767677656760320
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