The 69th Filmfare Awards 2024: Gujarat Takes Center Stage for Cinematic Excellence

Entertainment | January 22, 2024 | News

69th Filmfare Awards 2024 Gujarat Tourism Shantanu and Nikhil Parthiv Gohil Karan Johar

The much-anticipated 69th Hyundai Filmfare Awards with Gujarat Tourism is set to dazzle the audience with a two-day extravaganza. The festivities will commence on January 27 at the Mahatma Mandir Convention & Exhibition Centre with a curtain raiser that will see winners in technical award categories honoured with the Black Lady. Followed by the grand award ceremony on January 28 at GIFT City in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, the night will honour the best in Indian cinema.

The evening will also see a Fashion show by Shantanu and Nikhil and a music performance by Parthiv Gohil. Filmmaker and talk show host Karan Johar and actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Maniesh Paul will be the hosts for the night along with performances by actors Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan.

Key details such as performer and host names were unveiled at a press conference held in Mumbai, attended by guests, including Hareet Shukla (IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Devasthanam Management, Civil Aviation & Pilgrimage, Government of Gujarat), filmmaker Karan Johar and actors Varun Dhawan and Janhvi Kapoor.

Commenting on the occasion, Bhupendrabhai Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat, said, "This grand event will provide a platform for our talented artistes and filmmakers. We look forward to showcasing Gujarat's natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and robust infrastructure along with our proactive governance and policies such as the Cinematic Tourism Policy and the Gujarat Tourism Policy. These policies have been created with a mindset to make an effective and efficient ecosystem for filmmakers. Our aim is to be a premier film destination, attracting future projects and investments.”

Sharing his thoughts on the association, Mulubhai Bera, Minister for Tourism, Cultural Activities, Forest and Environment and Climate Change, Government of Gujarat, said, "Gujarat's diverse offerings in locations, ranging from landscapes and beaches to majestic forests provide an ideal backdrop for film shoots and tourism."

Ahead of the gala night, Karan Johar expressed his excitement stating, “The excitement is palpable as I take on the role of hosting this edition. Celebrating amidst the rich tapestry of Gujarat's culture, tradition, economic and technological growth makes it an unparalleled location for this event. Personally, my journey into hosting began because of Filmfare, and my emotional connection with it runs deep. Winning a Filmfare award is akin to creating history, a dream that most creative artists aspire to achieve. The emotional significance attached to it is felt by all artists. It's the collective participation and the sense of community that bind us together in this journey."

The much-anticipated awards show is set to dazzle the audience with a 2-day extravaganza, commencing with a Curtain Raiser on January 27 & culminating in the grand awards ceremony on January 28.

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