Arts & Entertainment

57th Filmfare Awards to be held on January 29, 2012

United News of India

New Delhi, December 17, 2011

The 57th edition of the Filmfare Awards will be held in January next year, it was announced here last night.
Addressing a press conference here to announce the awards, Tarun Rai of the Worldwide Media, the organisers, said the 2011 edition of the awards is very special as this year Filmfare will be giving its 2500th trophy. 
The figure includes awards presented till date across ceremonies through the years.
"The Filmfare awards 2011 will be very special to us as we will be giving out the 2500th Black Lady at the awards show on January 29, 2012. The Black Lady, which is a testament of Filmfare's long association with Indian cinema and its commitment to recognise and celebrate the immense talent of our film industry for the last 57 years, will be given to someone special," Mr Rai said.
The press meet to announce the awards, to be held at Film City in Goregaon in Mumbai, was graced by Bollywood’s current heartthrob Imran Khan, who has enthralled cinebuffs in films like 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na', 'I Hate Love Stories' and 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan', and the chief corporate affairs officer of Idea Cellular, Rajat Mukherjee.
Speaking on the occasion, Imran, who has hosted the Filmfare awards for the last two years, said, "I am fortunate that in the last three years, I have hosted the Filmfare awards twice. Both times it has been fun. The relation with the awards has added a great deal to my career."
At the same time, he admitted that getting into the shoes of Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan, who had been hosting the awards in the previous years, was not easy.
"To live up to the act by Shahrukh and Saif was a very scary feeling. We (he and Ranbir ) knew we had big shoes to fill," Imran said.
Incidentally this year is also the centenary year of Indian cinema.
Mr Mukherjee said, "This year of Idea Filmfare awards is special as it celebrates the centenary year of Indian cinema and also coincides with 'Idea' crossing the 100 million subscriber mark."
Asked if the Filmfare awards this year would be paying tribute to the evergreen star Dev Anand, who died of cardiac arrest in London recently, Rai said, "We are working on a programme to pay tribute to some of the stalwarts who passed away this year."