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Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh to host Zee Cine Awards 2013

IANS  New Delhi, January 04, 2013
First Published: 19:27 IST(4/1/2013) | Last Updated: 14:56 IST(4/2/2013)

Bluffmaster pair Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh, known for their spontaneous comic sense, will spice up the Zee Cine Awards 2013 ceremony as the hosts. They are both excited to make it an entertaining affair.

"The audiences have appreciated Riteish and me together in films, I hope they like our pairing at the Zee Cine Awards also because we are really working hard for it," Abhishek said in a statement.

The event is to be held at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai Sunday.

"After nearly 15 years, Zee Cine Awards is returning to Mumbai and our effort will be to make it entertaining for the audiences worldwide. We make films for our audiences. Without their love and support, we are truly nothing," said Abhishek.

Riteish, who has recently completed a decade as an actor in Bollywood, has hosted awards in the past.

Talking about co-hosting Zee Awards with Abhishek, he said: "Abhishek and I are going to be hosting an award function for the very first time together. It is a huge responsibility that Zee has bestowed on us and we hope to entertain our audiences to the hilt."

As far as best actor award is concerned, Riteish is hoping that Ranbir Kapoor gets it for "Barfi!".

The awards ceremony is likely to be attended by celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, and Deepika Padukone.

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