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Colors to ring in the New Year with ‘Stardust Awards’

MUMBAI: With the comeback of the film awards season, Hindi GEC Colors is set to ring in the New Year with the ‘Sansui Colors Stardust Awards’.

The awards event will take place on 21 December in Mumbai at the Reliance Jio Gardens, BKC, while the televised event will be aired on the channel in the New Year.

In its 13th year, the Stardust Awards will honour the best and the exceptional performances of the Indian film industry for the year 2015, across 33 categories.

Raj Nayak, CEO, COLORSColors CEO Raj Nayak said, “Last year, we partnered the biggest names in the consumer electronics and publishing business, i.e. Sansui and Stardust, to launch the ‘Sansui Colors Stardust Awards’. This partnership of three leaders went on to make the awards the No. 1 awards show on Indian television. This year, based on feedback from all stakeholders in the industry, we have re-looked at the categories to make it more credible and robust. Our aim is to make the event exceedingly significant, entertaining and colossal this year.”

Stardust Awards will commemorate actors, producers, musicians, technicians and new talent within the industry for their contribution towards making 2015 a celebrated year for Indian cinema. The categories will run across genres including action, drama, romance and comedy to recognise some exceptional work.

Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh will host the evening, along with co-host Farah Khan, while Cineyug will be the events partner. The sets have been designed by Omung Kumar.

On his company’s association with Stardust, Sansui COO Amitabh Tiwari said, “At Sansui, it is our goal to make entertainment synonymous with the brand, and through our continued association with Stardust and Colors, we feel more connected to this vision. Last year, Stardust Awards was rated as the best award show and this year we are all geared up to raise the bar of entertainment to the next level. We aim to bestow upon our audience the best of entertainment and are all set to enthral them. We have had a wonderful kick-start with Stardust and are confident that the relationship will strengthen with each passing year.”

The award show will see Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kajol, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Sonam Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Saif Ali Khan, Irrfan Khan, Akshay Kumar, Bipasha Basu, Shilpa Shetty, Jacqueline Fernandes, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonali Bendre, Nimrat Kaur, Kalki Koechlin, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Siddharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty, Sridevi Boney Kapoor, Sunny Leone, Tiger Shroff, and Sonali Bendre, along with other luminaries, veterans and technicians.