What REALLY Happened at the Zee Cine Awards 2016
Masala! was at the grand awards night. Here are some highlights
It was a Ranveer Singh and Bajirao Mastani show all the way at the Zee Cine awards held in Mumbai on Saturday night. The Sanjay Bhansali directed saga scooped up nearly 10 awards though Masaan and Piku followed suit.
Masala! was there to capture all the excitement and as always, this Bollywood event was quite insightful too as we learnt some new exciting lessons about the industry. We learnt...
1) That regional cinema must be honoured by mainstream Bollywood. For the first time, awards for Bengali, Telugu and Marathi cinema was included. So it was great to see names like Nana Patekar, Prakash Raj and Mahesh Manjrekar on stage.
2) That Ranveer Singh can make the most mundane evening rock. The super hot actor goes way beyond the script and ensures that his antics and his energy are enough to make any show paisa vasool!
3) That awards ceremonies are a great platform for film promotion. But how do you promote a film without actually talking about it? Ask Akshay kumar. He presented an award but when he was asked about his next film, he gave a brief introduction to Rustom, his next release. But hastened to add he can't give more details as per his agreement. That's the art of talking about a film without actually talking about it. Smart, isn't it?
4) That what you see on TV is not what you get on stage. We were looking forward to Parineeti Chopra's performance, especially as Karan introduced her as the star to watch out for after a whole new look. Alas! Parineeti was nowhere to be seen. After a grand introduction, it was a huge dampener when Karan sweetly said, ''You can watch it (her act) on TV." It was similar in the case of Kriti Sanon and Vidyut Jamwal. A grand introduction to their acts before the "you can watch it on TV" announcement. Well, looks like we will have to wait for the telecast to see what they have actually done.
5) That Bollywood has learnt to laugh at itself. Karan Johar certainly has a great sense of humour though the Bombay Velvet jokes are getting a bit repetitive. Is he trying to overcompensate for the failure of the film? Similarly, he took it sportingly when Sonakshi pullled his leg over Shaandaar. Of course he got his revenge when he reminded her of Tevar. Shahid too made fun of his Shaandaar.
6) That Kajol is an ideal bahu. It was touching to see her take her paa-in-law Veeru Devgn on stage for the latter's honour.
7) That cameras can catch some amusing expressions. Sushant Singh Rajput paid tribute to SRK through a performance. It was announced with much fanfare and as he started dancing, the cameras panned to Salman who had an inexplicable grumpy expression on his face. Maybe it was just a bad moment on camera as certainly Salman wouldn't have minded that the tribute was being paid to the other khan. Right Salman? We hope this moment isn't edited out in the televised version!
8) That Kapoor has the energy of actors younger to him by at least a decade. His performance was kept for the last and it was the best.