Mumbai: All roads for Star India’s family of actors, producers, directors, writers, DoPs, and clients will be headed for the National Sports Club of India stadium in central Mumbai later this evening.
The reason: India’s leading TV network will be filming the latest edition of one of its strongest on-air events Star Parivaar Awards (SPA) 2014. The event – led by the experienced Star India events head Anil Jha – is being produced and creatively directed by the Morani brothers of Cineyug.
The telecast date for the SPA 2014: 29 June 2014 at 7.30 pm.
The Star India website has this to say about this year’s SPA. “It is is all about high level of excitement and entertainment. Taking our channel philosophy of ‘Rishta Wohi Soch Nayi’ forward, we will tread the unconventional path and embrace all forms of entertainment. What else would explain this better than our actors performing daredevil stunts and never-seen-before acts? Performing at such an incredible level requires professional assistance and training. “
According to sources close to Cineyug: “Translated this means that you will see stars doing things they are not known to do – like roller bladding or riding bikes or fighting with trishuls and doing stunts like never before. “
A stunt director from the Netherlands has been brought down who has been training with Star Plus' well known faces. Among many others who will be at the NSCI this evening include: Sandhya (Deepika Singh), Pankhuri (Disha Parmar) Akshara (Hina Khan), Kumud (Jennifer Winget), Veera (Digangana Suryavanshi), Durga (Sanjeeda Sheikh), Draupadi ( Pooja Sharma), Gunjan (Farnaz Shetty), Astha (Shrenu Parikh), Ishita (Divyanka Tripat), Saras (Gautam Rode), Shourya Goenka (Vatsal Seth), Aditya (Nakuul Mehta), Baldev (Vishal Vashishth), Sooraj (Anas Rashid), Naitik (Karan Mehra), Akash (Rahul Sharma).
Amongst the categories that are to be announced at the ground event tonight include: Favourite Maa, Favourite Pita, Most Stylish Sadasya, Favourite Beta, Favourite Beti, Favourite Bhabhi, Favourite Patni, Favourite Pati, Favourite Bahu, Favourite Daadi/Naani, Favourite Daada/Naana, Favourite Dushman/Khalnayak, Favourite Yogya Bahu, Favourite Yogya Damad, Favourite Jodi, Favourite Yogya Jodi, Favourite International Jodi, Favourite Naya Sadasya, Sabse Khoobsurat Rishta .
The winners have been decided through online polling by Star India and also with the help of a stellar jury consisting of Indiantlevision.com, Tellychakkar.com and The Indian Telly Awards founder Anil Wanvari, senior journalist Bhawwna Somaaiya, ABP News executive editor Vibha Kaul and wellknown TV producer Nikhil Sinha.
The channel has also come up with a special new anthem for the SPA 2014 called “Do the Namaste” which has scenes from the Aapka Star Aapke Shehar road shows that were held in Ahmedbad and Delhi as a prelude to the SPA. These scenes show the Star Plus popular faces grooving and having a good time with common viewers on the streets.