Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was awarded the Icon Of India for her contribution to Indian cinema. Aishwarya was seen in a red Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla heavily embellished anarkali and she looked stunning as always.
Aishwarya Rai thanked the audience for all the support given to everyone in the creative field of cinema. The actress later danced with Shamna Khazim and her dance team for the song Khajraare.
Though it is primarily an award ceremony for the Malayalam film industry through public voting, the Asiavision Movie Awards have always had an additional Bollywood flavour. This time the presence of Aishwarya Rai added the Bollywood glamour while Kajol, who was set to receive an award for Excellence In Indian Cinema, was conspicuous by her absence.
“We are creative people. We actors are performers. We like to give all that we can through our hard work and our soul to what we do. We are blessed that we can make a career out of what we are so passionate about. But all our creativity is brought to fruition through you, the audience. And we are blessed that we have you giving us so much love and support and encouragement through our journey for as long as we are here in the industry and delivering our work for your entertainment.” stated Aishwarya in her acceptance speech.
The award function also honoured Tamil superstar Dhanush and Shruthi Haasan with the Youth Icon of India Awards.
Manju Warrier starrer How Old Are You? was announced as the Best Movie and Mammootty and Manju will walk away with the Best Actor and Actress awards this year.
Mammootty’s son Dulquer Salmaan received the Performer of the Year Award and while accepting the same he stated that he was thrilled to be sitting next to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
While Nivein Pauly bagged the Star of the Year Award, Innocent won the Man Of The Year honour.
The event was also made memorable with the performances of Stephen Devassy, Gopi Sunder, Najeem Arshad, Ranjini Jose, Sayanora and Sanusha.
The ninth edition of Asiavision Movie Awards were held in the city of Sharjah, UAE recently and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was awarded the Icon Of India 2...3.5