~ As the Entertainment Industry gears up for the awards on 18th December at Mumbai, voting lines open to choose India’s favorite entertainers! ~

Mumbai, BIG Star Entertainment Awards, the first prestigious film and television awards function in Bollywood today announced the nominees for the upcoming awards show. In its 4th edition now, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on 18th December 2013 at Andheri Sports Complex. Brought to you by Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd (RBNL) in association with Star Plus, the event will honor the most deserving entertainers and achievers across film, television, music and sports. As we look forward to one of the biggest celebrations to honor those we love, we get a step closer to finding out who will be honored at the prestigious awards.

Indian cinema has had a thrilling year in 2013; a wide range of multi-genre films such as Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Madras Café, Ramleela, Bombay Talkies, Satyagraha, Boss, Shuddh Desi Romance, Krrish 3, Dabaang 2 and Race 2 have received countless nominations. While the film awards have categories ranging from the BIG Star Most Entertaining Social - Drama Film, BIG Star Most Entertaining Action Film and BIG Star Most Entertaining Thriller Film, to BIG Star Most Entertaining Comedy Film and BIG Star Most Entertaining Romantic Film, the category for other awards are just as diverse and exciting.

Aashiqui 2, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Chennai Express, Krrish 3, Ram Leela and Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani compete for BIG Star Most Entertaining Film of the year.

In total Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has received the maximum number of nominations, closely followed by Ramleela.

Deepika Padukone (Ramleela, Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani), Parineeti Chopra (Shuddh Desi Romance), Shraddha Kapoor (Aashiqui 2) and Sonakshi Sinha (Lootera) are competing for the award of BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film — Female. Nominated for BIG Star Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film — Male are Aditya Roy Kapur (Aashiqui 2), Ranveer Singh (Lootera), Ranveer Singh (Ramleela), Ranbir Kapoor (Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani), and Sushant Singh Rajput (Shuddh Desi Romance).

Versatile singer Shreya Ghosal has been nominated for her sensational tracks Nagada Sang Dhol (Ram Leela) while Sona Mohapatra has been nominated for her song Ambarsariya (Fukrey) and Sunidhi Chauhan for Dilli wali Girlfriend (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani). In BIG Star Most Entertaining Singer (Male) category we have the much loved Arijit Singh, Aditya Narayan Jha, Siddharth Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani and Yo Yo Honey Singh.

Popular TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil competes with Bigg Boss 7, Dance India Dance Super Moms, Kaun Banega Crorepati 7 and Nach Baliye 6 for Big Star Most Entertaining Series TV - Non Fiction.       Audiences can vote for their favourite entertainers thorugh SMS Shrotcode — sms <BSEA> space <category number> space <nominee name> and send to 55454 (eg. BSEA 1 Amitabh Bachchan to 55454 or log on to Facebook —


Speaking about the awards, Tarun Katial, CEO-Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd. said, “Apart from   honoring India’s most loved entertainers, the fourth edition of Big Star Entertainment Awards will bring to audiences across India some of the most spectacular performances by the biggest stars from the Indian entertainment industry. The nominees for the Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013 represent the finest work done during the year and celebrate exceptional talent. Like always the Awards will be packed with glamour, marvelous performances, suspense and excitement... it's going to be an absolutely wondrous evening you cannot afford to miss.”



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