23rd Kalakar Awards Held in Kolkata
The 23rd Kalakar Awards took place at the Science City auditorium in front of a hall packed with audience. The journey which began in 1993 is in its 23rd year now. The Kalakar Awards have been pivotal in honoring people associated with the entertainment industry- from films to television to anchoring. The award ceremony honors those individuals who have also contributed wholeheartedly in the fields of Cinema, Television and entertainment.
Compered by Shakil Ansari and Isha, the 23rd Kalakar awards saw the spirited dance performances by Zodiac entertainment and song performances by Jojo and Rayan. The ceremony also saw the promotion of the upcoming Bengali film Jogajog, directed by Shekhar Das. The cast and crew of the film consisting of Locket Chatterjee, Arjun Chakraborty, Lily Chakraborty were present at the occasion.
Bollywood actress Nimmi received the Living legend award while Lily Chakraborty received the lifetime achievement award. Anupam Kher received the achiever award for his invaluable contribution to Indian cinema. Subhasree Ganguly and Ankush Hazra received the Best Actor and Best Actress award for the film Ami Sudhu Cheyechi Tomay. Mallika Sherawat was awarded the International Youth Icon award.
Gauhar Khan received the award for the Best star Anchor for Raw Star (Star Plus). Speaking at the occasion, she said “It gives me immense pleasure that the audience accepted a woman anchor who single handedly hosted a show. Earlier it could not be imagined that a woman anchor can manage a show. Thank you for acknowledging my work”.
Happy New Year was awarded the Best Film for Bollywood while Ami Sudhu Cheyechi Tomay received the Best film for Tollywood. Farah Khan was awarded with the Best Director trophy for Happy New Year while Sandip Ray received the Best Director award for his film Chaar.
The Best News Channel award went to Zee News. Suchitra Pillai received the best actress in a negative role trophy in Television category. The Most promising Jodi in television went to Dilip Joshi and Disha Vakani for Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chasma.
The 23rd Kalakar Awards was a grand event and celebrated the contribution of people to the entertainment industry.