Abhishek, Riteish to host Zee Cine Awards 2013


Abhishek Bachchan is going to don the hat of an anchor this year. Jr Bachchan will debut as an anchor at the Zee Cine Awards 2013. He will be co-hosting the award show with actor Riteish Deshmukh.

"I am very happy to be a part of Zee Cine Awards (ZCA) this year. I am going to be hosting the show along with my friend and brother, Riteish Deshmukh this time. The audiences have appreciated Riteish and me together in films, I hope they like our pairing at ZCA also because we are really working hard for it," the 36-year-old actor said.

After 15 years, Zee Cine Awards will be held in India, Mumbai. It was previously held in cities like Dubai, London, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore and Macau.

“This year the Awards are returning to Mumbai and our effort will be to make the show entertaining for audiences worldwide. We are nothing without the love and support of the audience. And that is the core of ZCA. The audiences have appreciated Riteish and me together in films, hope they like our pairing at ZCA also because we are really working hard for it,” adds the actor.

Riteish, too is excited about hosting the show with Abhi, “Abhi and I are hosting an award function together for the very first time,” he says, adding, “It is a huge responsibility that Zee has bestowed on us and we hope to entertain audiences to the hilt. The platform of Zee is huge and it reaches millions across the globe and we respect the choice of our audiences. This is the year’s biggest awards show. So audience... tayyar ho jayiye... kyunki hum kamar kas ke tayaari kar rahe hain!”

The award show will see performance by superstar like Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and Ayushman Khurana among others.

Both Abhishek and Riteish are busy rehearsing for the show and it is expected that the award ceremony will be a grand one with too many dazzling performances by the stars.