The PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2013 will take place on 1 March.
The PTC Network will not only take the awards across India,
but also across the world to USA, Canada and Australia. In
UK, the awards will be recorded and telecast.
Punjabi, PTC News and PTC Chak De director and CEO Rajiee
M Shinde said, "The PTC Punjabi Film Awards are our tribute
to the fast growing world of Punjabi cinema."
to industry estimates, in 2011, only 10 Punjabi films were
released. This grew to more than double in 2012, when as many
as 24 Punjabi films were released and it is expected that
as many as 40 Punjabi films are expected to be released in
Punjabi, PTC News & PTC Chak De president Rabindra Narayan
said, "Of the 24 films released in 2012, more than half
have received one or more nominations across 22 competition
categories and a total of 127 nominees. The PTC Punjabi Film
Awards will also felicitate top movie icons with the prestigious
PTC Punjabi Film Awards for Lifetime Achievement for their
mammoth contributions to the industry."
concluded, "When we created the PTC Punjabi Film Awards,
we had set out to create a benchmark for not just our own
industry, but the category of awards, and I am glad that in
terms of its scale and sweep, the PTC Punjabi Film Awards'
2013 edition will cover, recognize, reward and serve an industry
that is growing phenomenally. "
year, celebrities from Bollywood and Punjabi cinema, like
Dharam Ji (Dharmendra), Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ali
Zafar, Tusshar Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Om Puri,
Prem Chopra, Gurdas Maan, Harbhajan Maan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda,
Raza Murad, Goldie Behl, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Malkit Singh,
Puneet Issar, as well as the glamorous ladies of Bollywood
like Anushka Sharma, Genelia Deshmukh, Aditi Rao, Anita Raj
and Jaspinder Narula, attended the show of PTC Punjabi Film