Not many stars made their way to Macau for the just-concluded award function, but a special celebrity did. Farhan Akhtar, who along with Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, hosted the show, brought along “a very special someone” on the podium when he arrived.
Bagwati, in her statement hat and glasses, sat on the platform next to the multi-faceted artiste and mumbled at intervals. For those who haven’t been introduced to the Hermes bag from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Akhtar created the character in jest in Zoya Akhtar’s road trip film.
Akhtar, meanwhile, had a blast on the stage with puns and word play, while Khan and Chopra kept donning avatars of various actors from the movies nominated in the Best Film category. One of the highlights, however, was Chopra’s fat suit. The actor bounced around to a parody of The Dirty Picture (2011) track Ooh La La, as Khan, in a moustache and curly hair, hopped from one spot to another in trademark Jeetendra style. Over the evening, Ekta Kapoor and Vidya Balan both complimented her on the act.
The show saw various performances, but the highlight was Ranbir Kapoor’s gig. A harness lowered the actor into the audience. His antics included running across the seating area, almost falling off a makeshift staircase positioned in the centre, and then making another angst-full entry in his Rockstar costume from the left exit. A R Rahman’s composition from Rockstar, Sadda Haq, resounded numerous times for obvious reasons.
And Vidya Balan, whose performance was much spoken about at the event, seemed confused when it was announced that the act was “too dirty for the do” and would be telecast directly on Zee TV, the show’s broadcaster.
The Pan Bahar presents Zee Cine Awards 2012 were held on January 21 at The Venetian in Macau and will be telecast on February 6 on Zee TV at 8 pm.