Zee TV turned 20 in style

MUM­BAI WAS THE VENUE

Post - - News - VAR­SHAN SOOKHUN

BOL­LY­wood pay tele­vi­sion sta­tion, Zee TV, cel­e­brated 20 years of broad­cast­ing with a grand awards show in Mum­bai, In­dia, on Satur­day night.

The an­nual event, ZEE Rishtey Awards, hosted new and old tele­vi­sion ac­tors as­so­ci­ated with the brand, in a night of spec­tac­u­lar en­ter­tain­ment.

The much-awaited show paid trib­ute to the ‘re­la­tion­ships’ cre­ated by the global chan­nel, ac­knowl­edg­ing characters of pop­u­lar daily soaps.

The team of Pu­nar Vi­vah bagged seven awards, in­clud­ing Shashi Mit­tal (Best Story), Usha Dixit (Best Di­a­logues), Kratika Sen­gar and Gurmeet Choudhary (Most Pop­u­lar Face).

The big joint fam­ily, Scind­hia Pari­vaar was awarded the Best Pari­var Award.

Other win­ners in­cluded Phir Subah Hogi (Favourite Mata Pita), Sapne Suhane Ladak­pan Ke (Favourite Be­han) and Qu­bool Hai (Favourite Bhai).

The awards night fea­tured sev­eral per­for­mances by pop­u­lar Zee TV stars. Ankita Lokhande, Kratika Sen­gar, Narayani Shas­tri and Vind­hya Ti­wari, per­formed a sen­sa­tional ae­rial act whilst Rithvik Dhan­jani, Gurmeet Choudhary and Nan­dish Sandhu, had au­di­ences en­thralled with dare­devil stunts.

Multi-tal­ented artist, Sonu Nigam, who be­gan his ca­reer as host of Sa Ra Ga Ma Pa in 1995, hosted the event with re­quired aplomb and im­promptu song rou­tines.

Sonu said: “You can never thank the one who gives you your first break enough. My as­so­ci­a­tion with Zee TV, over the years, has been ex­tremely re­ward­ing. So, when the team ap­proached me to re­turn as a host for Zee Rishtey Awards, I looked at it as a way of say­ing a heart­felt thanks to the chan­nel.”

Asha Nagi (Purvi) and Rithvik Dhan­jani (Ar­jun) were the Favourite Jodi (cou­ple) for their role in Pav­i­tra Rishta.

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