Filmfare and Femina, the iconic entertainment and lifestyle brands of the renowned Worldwide Media, a Times Group company, have always been at the forefront of recognising outstanding contributions in a variety of fields. These two prestigious brands collaborated for the first time to bring forth CSP Foods presents Filmfare & Femina Bhojpuri Icons co-hosted by Filamchi Bhojpuri’. The electrifying event was held on July 16 at the Ramada by Wyndham, located in the heart of Lucknow.
The evening was marked by a grand celebration of excellence in the Bhojpuri film industry, arts, entrepreneurship, education, sports, and other fields. This ground-breaking event brought together luminaries from the Bhojpuri industry, who lauded the collaboration of these two iconic brands in recognising and honouring the industry’s outstanding achievements.
The night was filled with unforgettable winning moments that recognised some extraordinary talents and achievements. Ravi Kishan was named Outstanding Performer in OTT and Cinema for his contributions to cinema and television. Sharda Sinha received the Outstanding Contribution to Music award after entertaining the audience with her powerful music. The dynamic and versatile Pawan Singh was named Icon of the Year, while the charismatic and enchanting Kajal Raghwani was named Icon of the Year (Female). The talented Chintu Pandey, whose magnetic presence on screen captivated the hearts of many, was named Promising Star of the Year (Male). Khesari Lal Yadav was named Entertainer of the Year for his outstanding performance in front of his fans and audiences. Yamini Singh, the rising star known for her alluring charm and exceptional acting abilities, was named Promising Star of the Year (Female). Sanjay Mishra received the prestigious Pride of Bhojpuri Soil award. The legendary Manoj Tiwari received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his enormous contribution to the industry.
With a lineup of mesmerising performances, breathtaking musical numbers, and side-splitting comedy acts, the star-studded extravaganza had the audience on the edge of their seats. The hosts were superstar Ravi Kishan and the dashing Vishal Aditya Singh, who oozed charm and charisma. The heartthrob Yash Mishra and the enchanting Smrity Sinha joined them as co-hosts, forming a dynamic quartet that set the tone for the glitzy evening.
The electrifying performances lit up the stage, making the awards night an absolute entertainment extravaganza. With their exhilarating moves on the iconic ‘Lollipop’ song, Aakansha Puri and Pawan Singh set the dance floor ablaze, leaving the audience in awe of their incredible chemistry. With his high-octane dance performance, the handsome Khesari Lal Yadav pumped up the energy levels at the awards. The evening took a heartfelt turn when the legendary Sharda Sinha took the stage to present Manoj Tiwari with a lifetime achievement award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the industry.
Pawan Singh and Khesari Lal Yadav put their differences aside in a heartfelt hug, demonstrating the power of unity and brotherhood in the entertainment industry. The stunning Rani Chatterjee, with her scintillating dance moves, had the audience roaring in approval. Ravi Kishan, the enigmatic star, celebrated his birthday as the clock struck midnight, with wishes and applause pouring in.
Mr. Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media, shared, “We are thrilled to have created an unforgettable evening, honouring stars who have made remarkable contributions beyond the boundaries of entertainment. This event is a testament to the power of inspiration, creativity, and achievement, uniting the realms of entertainment and real-world accomplishments. We are proud to have played a part in recognising and honouring the diverse achievements and accomplishments that have left an indelible mark on the Bhojpuri legacy.”
Mr. Jitesh Pillaai, Editor, Filmfare, echoed the sentiment, “The awards celebration was a spectacle like no other. We paid tribute to the illustrious Bhojpuri legacy and honoured the extraordinary achievements of changemakers from the industry and beyond. It was an evening filled with excitement, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Bhojpuri cinema and the remarkable contributions of individuals who have made a significant impact on society.”
Ambika Muttoo, Editor-in-Chief of Femina, added, “We were thrilled to be a part of the magnificent celebration that recognised and appreciated the Bhojpuri legacy. The event showcased the best of the best, creating an enthralling awards night that celebrated the style, talent, and charisma that define the Bhojpuri industry.”
The CSP Foods presents Filmfare & Femina Bhojpuri Icons co-hosted by Filamchi Bhojpuri is in association with Captain Video Private Limited, Navratna Ayurvedic Oil, Carrera, Hell Energy Drink, Navratna Title Sponsor – CSP Foods, Co-hosted by – Filamchi, Co-powered by – Manforce Condoms, Mahak Silver Pearls and Kamar Film Factory, Radio Partner – Radio City, Venue Partner – Ramada by Wyndham Lucknow, Skincare Partner – Greenleaf.