This BIG Marathi Rising Star Awards encompasses every genre of entertainment from theatre, television, sports, dance, music and cinema. The extravagant and prestigious award ceremony will be beamed to Indian audiences on India’s premium Marathi channel, Star Pravah.
The distinguished panel of jury includes prominent names Jury members include Marathi Actor & Director Vinay Apte, Actress Kanchan Adhikari & Actress Savita Prabhune. These eminent members will be mandated the challenging responsibility of short-listing the nominations for the various categories, which will be no mean task.
The Awards will have talent categories across TV, Movies, Theatre, Fashion, Sports, Dance and Singing. The awards will not only cover all domains in entertainment but will also cut across demographics, reaching out to the upcoming stars across regional markets. The finalists will be selected by a panel of jurists, who are noteworthy names from the industry. Once the nominees are selected, they will be put forth to audiences across the 92.7 BIG FM networks, to vote for their favorite rising star. The on ground finale will be held on 9th November in Mumbai.
Speaking at the occasion Rabe T. Iyer, Business Head, Big Live said: “We are extremely happy to have associated with Star Pravah to promote the BIG Marathi Rising Star Awards. A platform like this and a property like ours is the need of the hour when it comes to encouraging and recognizing the talent we have across Maharashtra. What makes this more significant is the fact that we are moving beyond movies and music and recognizing the future stars in categories like sports and theatre as well. Moreover the audience will make the final call on who they consider the stars of tomorrow.”
The celebrities present at the occasion included veteran Marathi Actor & Director Vinay Apte, Singer Vaishali Samant, Actress Kanchan Adhikari, Savita Prabhune (of Pavitra Rishta fame), Neha Pendase & Adinath Kothare.
The nominees for popular categories for BIG Marathi Rising Star Awards are:-
Actor – Male – Chinmay Mandlekar, Adinath Kothare, Amol Kolhe, Sachit Patil
Actor – Female – Vaidehai Parshurami, Tejaswini Pandit, Urmila Kanetkar
Actor – Male (Fiction) – Kashyap Parulekar, Chinmay Udgirkar, Gaurav Ghatanekar
Actor – Female (Fiction) – Neha Gadre, Gauri Nalawade, Jui Gadkari
Actor – Male (Non-Fiction) – Prasad Oak, Siddharth Jadhav
Actor – Female (Non-Fiction) – Gauri Nigudkar, Neha Pendse
Actor – Male – Sangram Samel, Vikas Patil, Sameer Khandekar
Actor – Female – Spruha Joshi, Manva Naik, Pallavi Patil, Yogini Chowk