The Ghanta Awards Go International; 6th Edition of the Show Tours 6 Cities Including Singapore
by Rakhi Jerly Entertainment | June 17, 2016 | News
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In its 6th Year of recognising the worst of Bollywood, INvision Entertainment’s Annual Ghanta Awards has ventured outside the country and hit the shores of Singapore to a warm welcome from a 300 strong audience at the NTUC Centre on June 4, 2016.
The past 5 editions of the satirical event was well received by the Indian film fraternity and audiences alike. The Ghantas appreciate and acknowledge the lesser-than-good movie & entertainment outcomes of the year and etch the 'wall of shame' with Bollywood's popular as well as not so celebrated names. Fuelled by online voting and a panel of witty and distinguished judges, the Ghantas are given away in 13 categories including Worst Actor, Worst Film, Worst Director, and Wtf Was That.
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The Ghantas 2016 started with the nomination show in Gurgaon on the May 8, followed by the main show was held in Mumbai on May 15. Some of the winners sportingly showed up at the ceremony and walked the ‘black carpet’ to collect their awards. The show will now tour six cities to take the pun-filled entertainment to a wider audience. Most recently, Ahmedabad Played host to the Ghantas on June 12, 2016. The next city on the list is Delhi, as the Ghantas 2016 travels across the country over the next few months.
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Singapore got a first taste of the Ghantas with presenters Radhika Vaz, Neeti Palta, Sanjay Rajoura, and Manan Desai keeping the audience in splits for 120 mins. Though INvision’s anticipated a major challenge in entertaining a crowd that is not as updated with Bollywood as the domestic crowd is, the Singapore were left raving about the show and the presenters. Being the first Ghanta Awards show in the country, the attendees came in not knowing what to expect and left pleasantly entertained.
The show was opened by renowned TV and film personality Shruti Seth. The opening act was presented by all four hosts, after which Radhika Vaz took the stage and later passed it on to Neeti Palta. While the audience appreciated Radhika’s feminist and edgy take, Neeti’s quirk and charm was received with a lot of laughter. Sanjay put up his satirical best foot forward by linking movies to the Indian system. Manan closed the show on a high with a great bit of responsibility to maintain the tempo.
Singapore being a new venue did not pose much of a challenge to the execution of the event, owing to INvision’s local partners. The event was hosted in association with Albert Lum and associates. AVA events came on board as the official event partner in Singapore, supported by PR partners Think Out Loud and television partner Colors Singapore.
The Ghanta Awards have grown considerably over the years, from a small bunch of people coming together to support INvision in 2011 to multiple sold-out shows in 2015. 2016 took the Ghantas international, with Bollywood whole heartedly not only accepted but also appreciating the initiative.
Commenting on the way forward, Gagan Takyar - Managing Director of INvision Entertainment Pvt Ltd says, "We expect to adhere to larger audiences and tour more cities in the coming editions. It's nice to be appreciated by your peers in Bollywood and we expect to be further supported and loved in the coming seasons of The Ghanta Awards. We have seen consistent growth in our web presence over the years, but this time around it has been manifold. The appreciation is heartening."
The Singapore Show of the Ghantas were held on June 4, 2016 at the NTUC Centre with a 300 strong audience enjoying the pun-filled entertainment.