Salman Khan to host Star Guild Awards

After successfully presenting the Awards last year, Superstar Salman Khan has been called upon again this year to host the ninth edition of the ‘Renault Star Guild Awards’. The decision was announced by the Film and television Producers Guild of India on Friday. The ceremony is to be held on January 16, 2014 at the NSCI stadium in Mumbai.

Salman Khan, known as a born entertainer and having a large fan following, was a major success as the host of the awards ceremony last year. It is a known fact that with Salman Khan on a show, it is bound to be watched and raise TRPs. With eminent celebrities of the film and television fraternity, it will evidently be a thrilling night. But Salman Khan’s presence will be a major crowd puller at this event. His unique sense of humor and easy going personality as a host on Bigg Boss has proved his mettle at presenting events. Therefore, after last year’s success, everyone will look forward to seeing him present this time’s award as well.

The award was instituted with the target of commemorating extraordinary achievement in the cinema and television. Mukesh Bhatt, president, Film and television Producers Guild of India said, ‘the film and television industry has witnessed an incredible year in 2013 with regards to the quality of content produced. We are very excited and look forward to the ceremony that will celebrate the incredible performances and have a great time this year as well.’

This award is the only award in which the public is not allowed to be a part of the voting process. Instead, the winners are selected through voting in the ‘Guild’ comprising of over 160 members, including some of the most powerful and influential luminaries in their sector. The policy of the voting process is ‘by the industry, for the industry.’

Gaurav Banerjee, General Manager, Star Plus said. ‘We are pleased to host the prestigious Star Guild Awards, one of the most reputed and official awards of the film and television industry. With Salman Khan returning as the host yet again, we promise to make Star Guild Awards a power packed blockbuster night of celebration.’

The awards function is promoted by Wizcraft International Entertainment who have also conceptualized, produced and marketed the function. Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment said, ‘We are certain that the 9th edition of this prestigious awards ceremony will be a huge success and honor some of the finest talent in the industry today.’