Whisper presents Provogue Global India Film Awards

MUMBAI: The Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA) 2006 , the glamorous and prestigious award ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia, will be telecast on Sony Entertainment Television on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 8.00 p.m. GIFA - a global brand and the brainchild of Popcorn Entertainment & Sunil Shetty and Global Events was attended by a galaxy of Bollywood stars –Asha Parekh, Shatrugan Sinha, Smita Thackeray, Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, Salman Khan, Bipasha Basu, Aftab Shivdasani and some of Bollywood's style icons like, Minisha Lamba, Upen Patel and Esha Deol.


In conjunction with Cine Stars Association, these awards are an honour propagated by the industry for the industry. The show was attended by the royal family of Malaysia, the King & the Queen, who also presented some of the main awards. The evening was graced by several local celebrities and Malaysian government officials including the deputy prime minister and his lady.


The glitz and the glamour that evening was of course the scintillating performances by Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Ameesha Patel, Katrina Kaif and the star performer was Salman Khan. The evening saw an array of glamorous anchors like Arjun Rampal, Riya Sen, Minisha Lamba, Rohit Roy, Arbaaz Khan and the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan also hosted a segment, thus making the evening a memorable one. There was a brilliant performance by the Malaysian Tourism Board also.


Sony Entertainment Television will also present a special curtain raiser of this 3-day mega extravaganza packed with several glamorous and fun-filled events. One of the highlights of GIFA was the world premiere of Ravi Chopra Baabul starring the stalwarts of the Indian film industry, Amitabh Bachchan & Hema Malini, along with heartthrobs Salman and Rani Mukerji, John Abraham and others.


In fact with Baabul, B.R.Films completed 50 years in film-making. All the stars of the film made it a point to attend the mega premiere.


Though it was not Manchester United Vs Chelsea, but our own Bollywood heroes at their best against a team of Malaysian government officials, the football match was sure fun. There was a lot of excitement and cheering while the two teams played. If this is not enough, Provogue, the leading fashion clothesline, with the creative fashion designer Vikram Phadnis had a sizzling fashion show followed by a charity dinner.


For all the interesting happening at GIFA, Sony Entertainment Television takes the viewers through these events in a curtain raiser on Friday & Saturday, December 15 th & 16th at 11.00 p.m, and the glamorous awards ceremony on Sunday, December 17th at 8.00 p.m. So stay tuned to Sony Entertainment Television as the weekend is sure to entertain you as never before.

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