Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) is going to bring back the Zee Cine Awards – a show that celebrates excellence in cinema.
The award show has trotted the globe with its previous editions and felicitated the inspiring journeys of countless luminaries, filmmakers and technicians over the years. And this February, Mumbai will play host to Bollywood’s finest talent, global dignitaries, world media and a mélange of glitz and glamour at the highly anticipated star-studded event.
Fans will witness the entertainment night as Zee Cinema, Zee TV and Zee5 will soon showcase ‘Maruti Suzuki Arena Presents Zee Cine Awards 2023’.
When it came to kickstarting the buzz around B-Town’s awards show, actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan made the big announcement in style at a conference.
The duo announced ‘Maruti Suzuki Arena presents Zee Cine Awards 2023’ and walked down memory lane, sharing some of their fondest memories from the previous editions of the awards show.
Bhatt said, “Zee Cine Awards is an awards ceremony that the film fraternity eagerly looks forward to year after year, and I am honoured that I have the privilege to announce its 2023 edition. It has been a while since I performed live on stage, and hence, that makes this performance even more exciting for me. 2022 has been special in so many ways, and I can't wait to have a blast on stage to all my hit songs. Super thrilled to be performing live at Zee Cine Awards, and it will be a special performance that all the audiences will absolutely love."
Dhawan said, "Zee Cine Awards, over the years, has so many memories for me - be it my performance with Kiara or the awards won for Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Judwaa 2, this awards show has a special place in my heart... 2022 has been a great year and my fans are going to love my act at Zee Cine Awards 2023.”
Ruchir Tiwari, Chief Cluster Officer (Hindi Movie Channels, Film Licensing and Syndication), Zee said, “With Zee having recently crossed a huge milestone of 30 glorious years entertaining Indian audiences globally, our annual celebration of Indian cinema assumes an even more special significance. This year, we plan to take the entertainment quotient to a whole new level through an exciting line-up of Bollywood superstars – the first of which are Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. We have several other exciting names that we’ll reveal in due course. Given the legacy, credibility and popularity that it commands, it is our endeavour to maximize the reach of Zee Cine Awards through a simulcast on Zee Cinema and Zee TV, apart from being available on our streaming platform, Zee5, making it a winning proposition for all our partners.”
Maruti Suzuki Arena joins Zee Cine Awards 2023 as the presenting sponsor this year.
Shashank Srivastava - Sr Executive Officer Marketing and Sales Maruti Suzuki India - said, “This association marks the beginning of a new and exciting partnership between India’s largest automotive channel, Maruti Suzuki Arena, and one of biggest celebration of Bollywood - Zee Cine Awards, to celebrate the magical and extravagant world of Bollywood. Maruti Suzuki believes in bringing the joy of mobility to all and creating exciting new experiences. Maruti Suzuki Arena is bringing this vision to reality with a modern, tech-enabled and youthful experience.”
Voting will soon open for Viewers’ Choice Awards categories of ‘Maruti Suzuki Arena Presents Zee Cine Awards 2023’ including Best Film, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female) and Song of The Year.