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Karan Johar and Manish Paul to host awards in Dubai


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Benchmark in association with Adplay and Al Bustan Group, have launched The first Arab Indo Bollywood Awards (AIBA) 2015. The awards will be held on April 9, 2015 at Meydan Racecourse, Dubai. Recognising the best talent in the B-Town industry, AIBA is all set to roll out the gold carpet to over 150 Bollywood stars. Award categories will recognise the best from the field of acting, direction, music, choreography and scripting.

Supervised by Crowe Horwath, the pre-selection 8-menber jury have arrived at the final nomination list, which is now open for public voting. In addition, the event features a three day star-fest and celebration; allowing fans to get the most out of their experience with their favourite celebrities. The event will begin with a roadshow on the 8th April followed by the Awards ceremony on the 9th April and after-party with the stars on the 10th April.

Hosted by popular producer/ director Karan Johar and Manish Paul, the awards is set to be a festival of talents from Bollywood and the Arab world. Featuring over four hours of celeb-interaction, entertainment and performance from Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Parineethi Chopra, Neha Dhupia, Kanika Kapoor, Meet brothers and many others.

MAIN JURY NOMINATIONS:

BEST FLIM

1. HYDER

2. QUEEN

3. PK

4. ANKHON DEKHI

5. TWO STATES

6. FILMISTHAN

BEST DIRECTOR

1. RAJAT KAPOOR – ANKHON DEKHI

2. RAJKUMAR HIRANI – PK

3. VIKAS BHAL – QUEEN

4. VISHAL BHARDWAJ – HYDER

5. ABHISHEK VERMAN- 2 STATES

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

1. SHAHID KAPOOR – HYDER

2. SALMAN KHAN – KICK

3. AAMIR KHAN – PK

4. VARUN DHAWAN – HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIYA

5. SANJAY MISHRA – ANKHON DEKHI

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

KANGANA RANAUNT – QUEEN

PRIYANKA CHOPRA – MARY KOM

PARINEETI CHOPRA – HASSETOH PHASSE

DEEPIKA PADUKONE – FINDING FANNY

ALIA BHATT – 2 STATES

BEST MUSIC

YO YO HONEY SINGH – SUNNY SUNNY ( YARIYAN)

ARIJIT SINGH – MANWALAGE ( HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIYA)

MEET BROTHERS – BABY DOLL ( RAGINI MMS-2)

ANKIT TIWARI – GALIYAN ( EK VILLAN)

HIMESH RESHAMIYA – JUMME KI RAAT (KICK)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ – JAGAVE SARRI REHNA (DEDH ISHQIYA)

BOSCO CEASER- TU MERI ( BANG BANG)

AHMED KHAN- JUMME KI RAAT ( KICK)

SUDESH ADHANA- BISMIL ( HYDER)

BEST LYRICS

ANVITA DUTT – LONDON THUMAKDA (QUEEN)

RASHMI SINGH – MUSSKURANE (CITY LIGHTS)

MANOJ MUNTASSIR – GALLIYAN (EK VILLIAN)

GULZAR – BISMIL ( HYDER)

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER MALE

ARIJIT SINGH – SAMJAWAN ( HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIYA)

ANKIT TIWARI – GALIYAN ( EK VILLAN)

SUKHWINDER SINGH – BISMIL ( HYDER)

KK AND VISHAL DADLANI – TUNE MAARI ENTRYIA ( GUNDAY)

SHAAN – CHAAR KADAM – PK

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER FEMALE

KANIKA KAPOOR – BABY DOLL ( RAGINI MMS-2)

SHREYA GHOSHAL – MANWALAGE ( HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIYA)

SULTANA , JYOTI NOORAN – PHATAKA GUDDI ( HIGHWAY)

CAERMAN SHREEPADA- ZEHRANZAB

BEST PERFORMANCE IN COMIC ROLE – MALE

PANKAJ KAPOOR – FINDING FANNY

VIR DAS – SHADDI KE SIDE EFFECTS

GOVINDA – HAPPY ENDING

SHARIB HASIM – FILMISTHAN

SOURAB SHUKLA – KICK

ABHISHEK BACHCHAN – HAPPY NEW YEAR

BEST PERFORMANCE IN COMIC ROLE – FEMALE

DIMPLE KAPADIA- FINDING FANNY

AMRITA SINGH – 2 STATES

KIRON KHER – KHUBSOORAT

RATNA PHATAK – KHUBSOORAT

SANDHYA MRIDUL- RAGINI MMS 2

BEST PERFORMANCE IN NEGATIVE ROLE

NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUE – KICK

TAHIR RAJ BASHIN – MARDANI

KAY KAY MENON – HAIDER

RITESH DESHMUKH – EK VILLAN

BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE

HUMA QURESI – DEDH ISHQIYA

LISA HAYDON – QUEEN

REVATI – 2 STATES

TABU- HAIDER

SEEMA PHAVA- ANKHON DEKHI

MOST PROMISING DEBUT MALE

DARSHAN KUMAR – MARY KOM

TIGER SHROFF – HEROPANTI

TAHIR RAJ BASHIN – MARDANI

SHARIB HASIM – FILMISTHAN

FAWAD KHAN – KHOOBSURAT

MOST PROMISING DEBUT FEMALE

KIRTI SHANNON – HEROPANTI

DAISY SHAH –

PADRA LEKHA – CITY LIGHTS

MOST PROMISING DEBUT DIRECTOR

SAJID NADIADWALA – KICK

VINIL MATHEW – HASSETOH PHASSE

ABHISHEK VARMAN- 2 STATES

NITIN KAKKAR – FILMISTHAN

TICKET PRICES are as follows and can be booked in leading indian outlets and supermarkets as well as aibagulf.com:
Star Enclave AED.5000 (only 600 tickets & Couple Entry) 
VIP AED.800 (single) 
VIP AED.1500 (Couple Entry)
GOLD AED.300 (Single Entry) 
GOLD AED. 500 (Couple Entry)

Bollywood Awards To Be Held In The UAE


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Benchmark Media announced the 1st edition of the Arab Indo Bollywood Awards (AIBA) in association with Adplay and Al Bustan Group; to promote Indian Cinema in the Arab World and to reach out to millions of fans across the GCC. Introduced exclusively to the UAE; AIBA will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre on 10th April, 2015 acknowledging the best from the field of acting, direction, music, choreography and scripting.

The nominations and nominees will be selected from the 2014 Hindi films. The Pre-selection Jury Committee of 8 members has reviewed the films that have been applied by the Indian producers. 25 awards will be given across 3 categories – Main, Technical and Special Awards. The final nominations will be voted 50 percent by the jury and 50 percent by the people, which is processed, audited and supervised by Crowe Horwath. Except for the Special Award category; residents and fans can either cast their vote online (www.aibagulf.com) or at the ballot boxes, which will be kept at 100 UAE Exchange outlets in the UAE from 25th February, 2015.

Announcing the launch of the AIBA – Abdullatif Alsayegh, Chairperson of AIBA said, “UAE has just won the bid for EXPO 2020 and now we will have the privilege of hosting the AIBA in our country. We want to show the world that we are not confined to only getting in the Guinness Book of records but also have the potential to showcase an event such as this. We feel so proud as a nation that we will create a space for ourselves in the world of entertainment. We feel so determined on this new artistic journey – the impact it will have and how it will connect people and countries. “

Tigmanshu Duliya, Indian Director and Jury chairperson said, “GCC brings in some of the best audience in the world as it brings in so much diversity and Indian cinema is favoured by most – including Indians, Arabs and other Expats. We look forward to bringing these millions of fans closer to their favourite stars.”

Producer and organiser of AIBA – Habeeb Rahman, MD of Benchmark Media concluded, “UAE has grown tremendously over the years and shown such potential to host world-class events. AIBA will celebrate Bollywood’s style and glamour. It is about time that UAE offers its very own awards that will attract opportunities and collaborations into the country, foster local talent, bring best practices and bridge communities together. We are determined to make this event a success.”

2015 AIBA Jury and committee members:
Tigmanshu Duliya, Jury Chairperson Goldie Behal
Javed Jaffery
Arbaaz Khan
Sreedhar Raghavan
Komal Nahata
Shyam Shroff

2015 Nomination categories:
Main Awards
Special Awards (By The Jury)
Best Picture
Best Direction
Performance In A Leading Role – Male
Performance In A Leading Role – Female
Performance In A Supporting Role – Male
Performance In A Supporting Role – Male
Performance In A Comic Role
Performance In A Negative Role
Best Story
Music Direction
Best Male Playback Singer
Best Female Playback Singer

Technical Awards
Screenplay
Dialogue
Cinematography
Editing
Art Director
Choreography
Special Effects
Original Background Score
Costume Designing
Make-Up
Song Recording
Sound Recording
Sound Re-Recording

Special Awards (By The Jury)
Personality Of The Year
Outstanding Indian Achievement In International Cinema
Outstanding Achievement In Indian Cinema
Outstanding Contribution To Indian Cinema
Lifetime Achievement Award
Excellencein Indian Cinema
Honour To Legend