In Summary
  • Those Bollywood fans that miss the opportunity of getting radio updates can look forward to seeing the Awards ceremony sitting in the comfort of their homes on small screen courtesy our cable television providers.
  • Enjoy the annual filmi fanfare season and feel delighted.

The glittering awards ceremony to honour the artistic achievements of Indian cinema was held last night on the American soil in New York. It is the International Indiana Film Academy Awards popularly known as IIFA Awards. This celebration as a norm is not held in India but graces various exotic locales around the world annually. For the 2017 Chapter Bollywood fans and cinema lovers have travelled from far and wide to mingle with their favorite stars to experience a lifetime of glitter and glamor.

Kenyan fans are exceptionally excited about the celebration at MetLife Stadium in New York commencing on 15th July 2017.

The celebration is being hosted by ace film producer Karan Johar and celebrated actor Saif Ali Khan. Whoever wins coveted trophies for artistic achievements in various categories, I personally take this opportunity to award our own glamor girls who are in New York Jasmine Postwala, Nilofer Abji, Kamal Kaur and Rehmat Hafiz for keeping Kenyans informed and spearheading the live broadcasts. Bravo girls we are proud of you.

In addition to the above if I was on the penal of judges, I would award the prestigious trophy to an Indian actor of substance, I admire- Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Unlike the singing, dancing and romancing actors of the current era of our cinema Nawazuddin has made a special enviable niche for himself. The actor has given significant performances in a relatively short period of his career to receive a Special Jury Award at the National Films Awards and has been facilitated at Filmfare and other local ceremonies as Best Supporting Actor. Nawazuddin, excels in character roles and is an inspiration to budding actors.

Those Bollywood fans that miss the opportunity of getting radio updates can look forward to seeing the Awards ceremony sitting in the comfort of their homes on small screen courtesy our cable television providers. Enjoy the annual filmi fanfare season and feel delighted.

 

For pictures, visit the arts and culture section on www.nation.co.ke    Allaudin Qureshi allaudin_qures