Guwahati: One of the most glamourous cine awards – the Filmfare Awards — will be held in Guwahati on February 15. Shahrukh Khan and Vicky Kaushal will host the 65th Filmfare Awards, according to media reports. The event worth Rs 20- Rs 30 crore will be organized at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium at Amingaon.
According to ATDC Chairman Jayanta Malla Barua, the sole purpose of holding the Filmfare Awards function in Guwahati is to promote Assam’s huge tourism potential by involving Bollywood. He said since the State will give all logistics to the organizer, the event will highlight Assam as one of the best tourist destinations in India.
Guwahatians are, however, apprehensive about whether they will be able to enjoy the glamorous event. Prices of tickets might be too costly since the Filmfare Awards ceremony will be held in Guwahati for the first time. The minimum price for tickets sold in the last award ceremony held in Mumbai was Rs 10,000.
It may be mentioned that the first Filmfare Awards function was held at Mumbai Metro Cinema Hall on March 21 in 1954. Do Bigha Zameen has adjudged the best film at the first function. The Filmfare Statuette is generally made of bronze — its height is 46.5 cm and it weighs around five kg.