The excitement is overwhelming, the announcements are rolling in and the red carpet is getting ready to be laid out. With just twenty one days from the unveiling of the first South Africa India Film and Television Awards (SAIFTA) by Celebrity Locker and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism KZN that is slated to be held on 6th September in Durban, South Africa.
A never before seen annual cross-cultural award night will be held at The Durban ICC, Durban. And, an enthused crowd of 7,000 fans and celebrities is expected to attend this grand extravaganza!
Along with the gorgeous Dia Mirza, celebrated filmmaker Karan Johar will be hosting SAIFTA 2013. Together, the two will bring to the stage their brand of charisma, wit, humour and glamour adding to the glitz quotient of the event.
The graceful Madhuri Dixit and the stunning 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 tele-stars Manish Paul, Mona Singh, Apurva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri among many others includes stars from South Africa.
Over 150 prominent film and TV personalities will be gracing the event with their presence; one of them would be the stunning Jaqueline Fernandes. 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 recognise and award talent across TV shows, films, actors and directors in the entertainment industries of both countries.