Karan Johar to host SAIFTA 2013 with Dia Mirza
The first South Africa India Film and Television Awards (SAIFTA) by Celebrity Locker and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism KZN is slated to be held on 6th September in Durban, South Africa.
Along with actress Dia Mirza, celebrated filmmaker Karan Johar will be hosting SAIFTA 2013. Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra will be performing at the award ceremony, and joining them on stage will be B-Town heartthrobs Ranveer Singh and Siddharth Malhotra and television stars Manish Paul, Mona Singh, Apurva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri among many others. Over 150 prominent film and TV personalities will be gracing the event with their presence. These celebrities will get a chance to rub shoulders, interact and familiarize themselves with 30 top film and TV personalities of South Africa.
The Indian panel of judges includes revered actors and filmmakers from the Bollywood fraternity including Boman Irani, Farah Khan, Mukesh Bhatt, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Waheeda Rehman. The South African jury includes stalwarts and renowned personalities from the fields of arts and culture such as Caroline Smart, Leleti Khumalo, Linda Bukhosini, Peter Rorvick, Saira Essa and Welcome Msomi.
This reputed and high calibre panel of judges will vet out the nominations for the film and TV awards for India and South Africa, and short-list the nominees that will be up for voting for the public. SAIFTA 2013 will recognize and award talent across TV shows, films, actors and directors in the entertainment industries of both countries.
Impeccable design, execution and presentation are at the forefront of this mega event and SAIFTA 2013 has been possible only because of the hard-working and perseverant band of talented people behind it – creative show director Kedhar Gawde, creative director Ritika Bajaj, event and brand consultants Work That Works, choreographer for 100 dancers for India and Durban Geeta Kapoor, costumes by Manish Malhotra, set design by Magic Oxide, script writer Sabina Gulati, collateral design Two Design Solutions, TV crew by Masens Group and Aarya 24kt pure 24KT Gold products and Bateel, Gifting partners.
Tickets for SAIFTA 2013 are available on http://online.computicket.com/