'The Global Indian TV Honours' Launched...

Ekta Kapoor is instrumental this time, in launching Balaji Telefilms' very own Television Awards, 'The Global Indian TV Honours'... Here are the details from the press meet held on January 14th..

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 | 12:19:55 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: india-forums.com  |  Comments 15 Comments  |  5774 Views


She flashed a smile for the shutterbugs but Ekta Kapoor couldn't hide her nervousness as she very clumsily held the pleats of her long flowing black and silver dotted skirt. And when the time came to "say a few words" about Balaji Telefilms' debut in instituting its very own television awards, she rattled off a written speech without looking even once at the audience. The K-soap queen was indeed very nervous.

Monday afternoon saw the launch of 'The Global Indian TV Honours' which will have its inaugural awards giving ceremony on February 1. There were Shobha and Jeetendra Kapoor, Indrani Mukerjea of 9X, the television partner 9X, jury member Neena Gupta, event organizers Moranis and Bunty Walia of GS Entertainment present at the meet. The press meet started fashionably late and when it did, it got over in 10 minutes flat after the mandatory 'We are so happy' speeches.

The event was rounded off by the unveiling of the award trophy which showed off a disproportionate woman posing rather oddly balancing a TV set on her shoulder. Knowing Balaji and their penchant for dramatic soaps, it would have been nicer to see a trophy of a woman shedding a tear with a spoonful of sindoor brightening her forehead. We caught up with Ekta for a brief chat.

Why did you too decide to have your own awards?
We have a great partner in 9X and since Balaji was largely instrumental in changing the TV scene, we thought why not honour the contribution of the TV fraternity.

Shah Rukh Khan is going to perform for your ceremony…How did you manage to convince him?
We simply fell at his feet (laughs). Jokes aside, I was keen to have someone who rose from TV and is today such a huge superstar. Besides he returned to TV with Kaun Banega Crorepati, so it made great sense to have him with us.

Will Balaji too file their nominations?
No, we will leave it to the channels to take a call. Mujhme itni insaniyat aur sensibility hai ki I won't just make it a family or my company affair. The idea is to acknowledge the efforts of each and every production house, every actor, every technician, everyone who has contributed to TV.

So it's possible that non-Balaji stars will have a chance to win the trophy?
(Smiles) Absolutely. I am aware of the talent around and the year gone by has only thrown up many other successful independent producers, actors etc…We respect that.

How fair will the judgment be?
Well, it will be as fair as it gets. Ernst and Young are our partners in this who will make all the tabulations and make the process smooth and fair.

Why have you called it 'global'?
Because we plan to eventually take the awards to different foreign countries.

Finally how is it going to be different from the existing award ceremonies?
It will be in the way it's presented for sure…

Malaika Arora Khan and Sajid Khan will host the event to be held at the Andheri Sports Complex. Ronit Roy, Prachi Desai, Jay Bhanushali, Shabbir Ahluwalia and Lara Dutta will be performing at the event.

Ekta has also promised that there would be some reality element at the awards, especially when it's telecast "and that's a secret between me and 9X". Smriti Iraani too will have a role to play at the awards, though it's not known if she will host a segment of the awards or perform there.
All Ekta says is "Yes, Smriti will be there."

Author: Suhaani Rai

Share this News on your Social Network.

User Rating Rating(20 Votes)
  supriyodas, ~*puja*~, DeviatedTesoro., junooni09, pribhu, sudhirm_2007, knumnum, Faizy_khan, Kool Ahmed, taibaaa, divingdolphin21, luv_pavi, pinkdiamond, sweet_shagun, -Preeti-, yipee, Monu-SunNaa, -DulceMaria-, Catwoman

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.

Dear Readers,

  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Telly Buzz, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.

Related Celebrities

Prachi Desai Prachi Desai
(421)
(60)
(71)

Ekta Kapoor Ekta Kapoor
(185)
(11)
(64)

Jay Bhanushali Jay Bhanushali
(495)
(50)
(104)

Malaika Arora Khan Malaika Arora Khan
(50)
(50)
(104)

Lara Dutta Lara Dutta
(69)
(233)
(99)

Neena Gupta Neena Gupta
(5)
(19)
(14)

Sajid Ali Sajid Ali
(3)
(23)

Sajid Khan Sajid Khan
(6)
(16)
(69)

Jeetendra Jeetendra
(7)
(7)
(24)

Bunty Walia Bunty Walia
(1)

  • Posted on: 19 January 2008 at 10:19pmKool Ahmed

    missing KJo beside Ekta

  • Posted on: 15 January 2008 at 7:27pmTani91

    YAY Smriti coming!!
    thanks for this..sounds so interesting cant wait!

  • Posted on: 15 January 2008 at 7:19am-Preeti-

    Whote TV Fraternity!!!

    Well thats good that they won't have only Balaji shows ...............but other shows tooo

    Hope they Rock!!!

  • Posted on: 15 January 2008 at 6:41amtweety_me14

    Knowing what a rage Michi are, Ekta should ensure that Shabbir and Panchi perform together!!!!!

  • Posted on: 15 January 2008 at 5:06am-DulceMaria-

    wow!!SRK performing.....can't wait :)

  • Posted on: 15 January 2008 at 4:39amtamy-rox

    it was supposd 2 b in UAE ryt? :S

  • Posted on: 15 January 2008 at 3:16amjunooni09

    Cant just wait 4 jay's performance

  • Posted on: 15 January 2008 at 2:58amlove_u_sui

    yayy!!jay and prachi will be performing...hope they r 2gether!.....plus srk...lara dutta.....wat more can u wish for?:D:D:D

  • Posted on: 15 January 2008 at 2:20ampribhu

    wow....sounds nye...its good that its a non balaji awards...seems fair enough=)

  • Posted on: 15 January 2008 at 1:40amsana_sana

    Shabbo

    Wow...our shabbo will be performing

Tellybuzz Buzzin Hot!!! Articles Index

Telly Buzz Search

  

Hate Story 2 - Public Review

Views : 6559
Comments :5

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.