Literally too. The herd of telly actors recently had a night to remember when they ‘picnicked’ at the Global Village in Dubai where the most awaited Gold Awards 2008 took place organized by Vikas Kalantri and Pooja Ghai of White Leaf Entertainmnent. The three day tour to the Gulf shores saw the guests having a whale of a time shopping away and sight seeing in the city.
The function started off with a multi cultural performance by the local dancers along with the guests, which promised a completely entertaining night by itself.
The awards function that was anchored by Ali Asgar and Suresh Menon had the audiences in spilts of laughter throughout the entire function. The red carpet was hosted by Manish Paul.
Vikas and Pooja being the perfect hosts, were seen completely busy taking care of their guests and ensuring everything proceeded smoothly, which of course it did under their guidance and with a very efficient team.
Albeit the severe cold, the guests enjoyed the show, and some of the artists like Narayani Shastri, Barkha Bisht, Jasveer Kaur did not even seem perturbed by it with their not – so covering ensemble.
There were performances by various actors like Shveta Salve, Iqbal Khan(who performed inspite of an injured hand), Eijaz Khan, Kaushal Punjabi, Purbhi Joshi and many more.
Sarita Joshi had the audiences in awe to the tunes of Desi Girl with her graceful performance when pulled on to the stage by Kushal Punjabi and Karan Wahi.
Incidentally it being Sanjeeda Sheikh’s birthday, she received loads of greeting too. But the poor lady seemed frozen in her jacket sitting along with beau Aamir Ali.
JD Majethia’s entire team was present and needless to say bagged a couple of awards once again. The Bidaai team too took many awards including the best fiction award. The Best Actor was won by Shabbir Ahluwali and Best Actress went to Devyanka Tripathi.
Ali Asgar and Suresh had in store couple of Balti awards too, which they generously gave away.
All in all, it was once grand award function and a memory filled vacation in disguise for these actors.
The winners who took away the Gold Awards were
Best Actor (Male) Shabbir Ahluwalia – Kayaamat
Best Actor (Female) Devyanka Tripathi – Dulhann
Best Show – Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai
Best Supporting Actor (Male) – Alok Nath – Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai
Best Supporting Actor (Female)- Aroona Irani – Naagin
Best Actor Negative (Male) – Chetan Hansraj – Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki
Best Actor Negative (Female) – Sanjeeda Sheikh – Kayaamath
Gold Debut (Male) Kinshuk Mahajan -Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai
Gold Debut (Female) – Parul Chauhan – Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai
Best Comic Role (Male) – Deven Bhojani – Baa Bahu Aur Baby
Best Comic Role (Female)- Suchita Trivedi – Baa Bahu Aur Baby
Best Anchor – Abhigyan Prakash
Best Comedy Show – Comedy Circus
Best Reality Show – Nach Baliye.