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Nominees, jury for Micromax MTV Video Music Awards announced

Nominees in 10 categories are up for public voting for the most irreverent awards for music globally

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | March 18, 2013

After the string of film awards that dominated the television this season, the first edition of Micromax MTV Video Music Awards India (VMAI) promises to be a breath of fresh air. Having established its identity over the last two decades as the most irreverent awards for the youth internationally, the MTV Video Music Awards makes its debut in India this year. As MTV gets ready to host the Indian edition of the awards, the music channel has unveiled the nomination list and its esteemed list of jury.

With all encompassing youth music categories, across film, independent, regional, digital and international, the nominees for the 10 categories that are up for public voting are as follows:

Bollywood Nominees

Award Album Song Artist
Best Bollywood Album Cocktail   Pritam
Ishaqzaade Amit Trivedi
Barfi! Pritam
Gangs of Wasseypur 1 Sneha Khanwalkar
Student of the Year Vishal - Shekhar
Best Bollywood Video Cocktail Tumhi Ho Bandhu Homi Adajania + Diana Penty + Deepika Padukone + Saif Ali Khan + Bosco
Barfi! Aashiyan Anurag Basu + PC + Ranbir Kapoor + Ileana D'Cruz
Ishaqzaade Pareshaan Habib Faisal + Parineeti Chopra + Arjun Kapoor + Rekha Chinni Prakash
Agneepath Deva Shree Ganesha Karan Malhotra + Hrithik Roshan + Ganesh Acharya
Student of the Year The Disco Song Karan Johar + Varun Dhawan + Siddharth Malhotra + Alia Bhatt + Remo D'Souza
Best Bollywood Song - Female Ishaqzaade Pareshaan Shalmali Kholgade
Cocktail Daaru Desi Shalmali Kholgade
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Jiya Re Neeti Mohan
Ishaqzaade Jhalla Wallah Shreya Ghoshal
Cocktail Tumhi Ho Bandhu Kavita Seth
Best Bollywood Song - Male Vicky Donor Pani Da Rang Ayushmann Khurrana
Talaash Jee Le Zara Vishal Dadlani
Barfi! Main Kya Karoon Nikhil Paul George
Cocktail Yaariyan Mohan
Agneepath Abhi Mujhme Kahin Sonu Nigam
Best Bollywood Lyrics Barfi! Aashiyan Swanand Kirkire
Vicky Donor Pani Da Rang Ayushmann Khurrana & Rochak Kohli
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Heer Gulzar
Agneepath Abhi Mujhme Kahin Amitabh Bhattacharya
Talaash Jee Le Zara Javed Akhtar

Indie Nominees

Award

Artist/Band

Song

Best Indi Band

Indus Creed

Advaita

The Ska Vengers

Kailasa

Swarathma

Best Indi Video

A R Rahman

Infinite Love

Indus Creed

Fireflies

The Ska Vengers

Roough & Mean

Pentagram

Tomorrow's Decided

Rabbi

Ganga

Best Indi Artiste - Male

Rabbi

Ganga

Siddharth Basrur

Rain

Yo Yo Honey Singh

Brown Rang

Benny Dayal

Swaasamum Neeye

Kohra

Dust Particle

Best Indi Artiste - Female

Nirali Kartik

Tore Matware Naina

Sonu Kakkar

Mahi Bin

Neeti Mohan

Ja Ja

Vasuda Sharma

Jaagi Jaagi Raina

Suman Sridhar

Before Sleep

 

Award

Artist/Band

Song

Lyricist

Best Indi Lyrics

Indus Creed

Fireflies

Indus Creed

Kailasa

Albeliya

Kailash Kher

Rabbi

Ganga

Rabbi

Kailasa

Tu Kya Jaane

Kailash Kher

Jasleen Royal

Panchi Hojavan

Late Shiv Batalvi

 

Apart from the above awards categories that are up for public voting, MTV will also be honouring the best regional song and best regional music video along with the most viewed international video in India and most viewed Indian video on the internet. There will also be the MTV Push Artist of the year which will be given to an artist who MTV believes is a superstar of the future.

Aditya Swamy, EVP and Business Head, MTV India, said, “This is the only award show that recognises the two mediums of entertainment – Music and Video. And when the two come together, it is magical. The music fraternity has come out with wholehearted support for the VMA and this reflects in the massive amount of entries we have received. The nominees reflect the DNA of MTV, young, edgy and experimental. And now the fans are showing their love by voting for their artists and bands.”

Speaking about the awards, Shubhodip Pal, CMO, Micromax, said, “We are really excited to bring the first Micromax MTV Video Music Awards to India. Micromax believes in bringing alive the most unique, never seen before experiences to the Indian youth through its brand associations and product innovations. Micromax as a brand resonates the Indian youth pulse and passion, mirroring their preference across three distinct pillars of music, movies and sports. Building on this core brand philosophy, we kick started our sojourn of culminating large scale, world class, premium platforms to the Indian audiences with the Sunburn Festival, followed by Snoop Dogg’s India tour, bringing the God of Trance DJ Tiesto in March and now the spectacular Micromax MTV VMA.”

Coming to India for the first time, the prestigious awards will see eight of the most prominent names from the music and entertainment fraternity on the judge’s panel. Acclaimed director and screenwriter, Anurag Kashyap, notable music composer and guitarist Ehsaan Noorani and lyricist and adman Prasoon Joshi have been roped in to judge the awards. Joining them is Uday Benegal, the poster boy of Independent Indian music scene, Vijay Nair, CEO of Only Much Louder, Atul Churamani, Head of Content for ‘On Mobile India’, Sabbas Joseph Founder & Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment, and Aditya Swamy of MTV.

Anurag Kashyap said, “MTV Video Music Awards solely dedicated to the youth finally arrives in India. Appreciation and recognition is the best way to reach out to the talented artists who very often go unnoticed. I am humbled to be a part of this award jury.”

Prasoon Joshi commented, “I am very excited to be the part of the jury. This award is happening for the very first time in India and is one of its kind. I am glad that unlike other awards it aims to acknowledge not only Hindi but also regional music and independent artists as well.”

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