The third edition of Stagecraft Award 2016 was held at Science City Auditorium recently. Eminent personalities from different fields like television, music, films came to attend the event.
Instituted in 2014, the award gives the unsung technicians their due recognition. The categories in which the prizes were given include Best event manager, Best sound and light company, Best theatre production, Best costume, Best makeup and others.
Nitin Mukesh, Papon, Udit Narayan, Mame Khan and Humsufi Band were the star performers at the event. The event was anchored by Mir.
Speaking at the occasion, singer Nitin Mukesh said “I have known Usha for many years since my college days. She is an inspiration for all in the field of music. She is a blessed soul and I can very well imagine that it is she who can think of such an event honoring these unsung heroes”.
The show also witnessed other performances like a tribute to Hemanta Mukherjee featuring Rupankar, Srikanto Acharya, Monomoy Bhattacharya, Sibaji, Jayati Chakraborty and Sampa Kundu.
Bicycle, another performance to a medley of songs was performed by Anik, Saptak, Lagnajita, Ujjaini, Kaushik and Pratik. The cast and crew members of Srijit Mukherji’s upcoming film Zulfiqar were present at the occasion for a special act.
Usha Uthup said “I am grateful that so many people have come to support this cause. This means a lot to me. Honoring such unsung heroes for the third time in a row has only been possible due to this immense support”.
A tribute to Nachiketa Chakaborty featuring Raghav, Timir, Sudeshna, Rupak, Subhamita and Nachiketa himself was also performed at the event.
Some of the other guests found in the audience include Surojit, Ananya Chatterjee, Arjun Chakraborty, Neelanjana Chakraborty and others.
The event was an astounding success with a house packed with audience and some scintillating performances!!
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