The 6th Gionee Colors GiMA Awards Was A Night To Remember
Hosted by Ayushmann Khuranna, the awards night began with Dhruv Ghanekar performing our National Anthem on his guitar followed by a stellar performance by the King of Playback Arijit Singh who had the crowd clapping in unison. Bollywood’s Dabangg actress Sonakshi Sinha surprised the audience with her power packed performance as she performed a hilarious parody on the year’s most popular film songs.
The show kicked off with Bajirao Mastaani winning the first three awards of Best Background Score, Best Music Arranger & Programmer and Best Engineer awarded to the talented Sanchit Balhara, Sahil-Pritesh and Tanay Gajjar. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali also won Best Music Director for his film Bajirao Mastaani. The night continued to feature well-deserved wins as Bollywood’s legendary star Amitabh Bachchan won the award for the Song of the Year performed by a Celebrity for the song ‘Atrangi Yarri’ for the film Waazir. A surprise for the evening was certainly when Yo Yo Honey Singh alongside Sonu Nigam & Bickram Ghosh were tied for Best Pop Song. Arijit Singh certainly had a great night as he was awarded the Wizcraft Honor for Best Live Performer as well as taking away four more categories-- MTV GiMA Duet of the year for Airlift song ‘Soch Na Sake’, Most Popular Radio Song of the year, Best Film Song for the runaway hit ‘Gerua’ and Most Streamed Song of the year for Sanam Re.
The star studded awards night also featured a special heartfelt tribute to Aadesh Shrivastava by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and Udit Narayan, Harshdeep Kaur, Lalit Pandit, Sidesh Bhosle and Divya Kumar in the presence of his family.
Commenting on the successful awards night, Mr. Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International said, “Each year with GiMA, we try and bring together the Indian music as well as the film fraternity to honor the best musicians of our country. Over the years, Gionee Colors GiMA Awards has established itself as the most prestigious ceremonies that recognizes the hardwork and true achievements of the finest Indian musicians and their dedication to deliver hits year after year.”
He added, “This year, we paid tribute to Aadesh Shrivastava and we are very happy that Mr. Bachchan joined us for this year’s celebrations. We also introduced the GiMA Fan Park in association with MTV for the first time and we are proud to say that it was a huge success with the real-life fans meeting their reel-life heroes and having the time of their lives.”
Arvind Vohra, MD, Gionee India commented, “We are very proud to be a part of GiMA as it is one of the most genuine platforms to recognize the best of talent in our music industry. We as a brand always support the passion points of our consumers and music is an integral part of their life.”
Siddhartha Roy, CEO, Hungama.com said, “Music as we know has the power of connecting people and music inherently brings GiMA and Hungama together for the second consecutive year. Being one of the largest digital entertainment destinations, we are excited to take the GiMA experience to our wide digital audience. We are geared to offer viewers some exclusive red carpet and behind the scenes content on our VoD platform - Hungama Play. We are also looking forward to announce the Hungama Most Streamed Song Of The Year - a special category that was launched last year and is a key award highlight this year too. Hungama wishes good luck to all the nominees and may the best talent win!” -
Speaking on the occasion Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India said, “Renault has entered a new phase of growth in India, powered by our product offensive strategy. Our brand celebrates ‘Passion for Life’, reflecting the fact that we are passionate about making cars that make our customers’ lives better which is in turn is reflected in all the platforms we partner with. GiMA is one of the finest music awards ceremony that recognizes the best of Indian artists and presents them before the world. Such innovative associations complement Renault’s legacy and brand ethos of celebrating passion for life and are helping Renault augment its brand familiarization in India in a short span of time.”
This year, the highlight of the awards celebrations was the GiMA Fan Park in association with MTV, which took the awards celebrations to newer heights by providing a unique experience for all the music lovers to meet & greet their favorite stars unlike never before. This refreshing initiative, which had been incorporated to make dreams come true for Indian music fans by giving them a chance to be up close and personal with their favorite music artists at the most coveted music awards. Hosted by RJ Nasar & J-Man from 93.5 RED FM, a few lucky fans won an all access pass at the GiMA Fan park in association with MTV to be in the midst of leading Bollywood celebrities and musicians, like Shefali Alvares, Siddharth Mahadevan, Jeet Ganguly, Irfan Mohammad and many more, as they made their red carpet appearance and witnessed fun impromptu performances by famous music sensations such as Baba Sehgal, Papon, Shilpa Rao and Kanika Kapoor live in action. These lucky fans also got exclusive autographs and photo-ops with the stars at the biggest celebration of Indian music, which had them brimming with joy.
The Gionee Colors GiMA Awards will be airing on television screens soon only on Colors where viewers will to get a chance to see their favorite musician’s bag the most exciting award as they celebrate the very best in Indian music!