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All set for South Indian movie award show in Sharjah

(Staff Reporter) / 25 November 2011

SHARJAH - A wondrous mix of over 50 stars and celebs from the popular South Indian movie industry will come together this evening at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium.

The scintillating ceremony to mark the fifth edition of the Asiavision Movie Awards, termed as the largest South Indian entertainment show outside the country, is expected to offer a vibrant and highly-spirited night packed with glam, glitter, music and entertainment.

Organisers of the mega award night said a crowd of above 40,000 people is expected to throng the stadium, where the award night will start at 6pm.

“This year’s Asiavision Movie Awards show will be bigger and better than ever before with a host of A-list stars, celebs, musicians, dancers, eminent film personalities and veterans from the Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil film industries set to grace the dazzling stage tonight,” said Nissar Sayed, Managing Director of Dubai-based Asiavision Advertising.

“We’re so excited to have South Indian megastar Padmasree Mammootty, the winner of the 2011 Millennium Star award for his outstanding contributions to the industry during the past 11 years,” Nissar said.

Jayaprada and Anupam Kher will grace the occasion with their presence on stage, while Tamil superstar Prabhudeva will enthrall the audience with his effervescent style and steps. The three biggies will be conferred with the Asiavision Movie Awards 2011 outstanding performance awards for their roles in Malayalam movies Pranayam and Urumi respectively.

India’s legendary singer Padmabhushan Dr KJ Yesudas, who is celebrating 50 years of his career this year, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Salim Kumar, the protagonist of the widely acclaimed Malayalam movie Aadaminte Makan Abu, will be conferred with the best actor award while young Indian actress and model Genelia D’Souza, will receive the award for the best actress for her performance in “Urumi”.


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