Will ‘B’day-Boy’ Bobby Deol ('Abrar' ka haque?) win a Trophy at 69th Hyundai Filmfare Awards on Jan 27th--28th at GIFT (Gujarat) ? by Chaitanya Padukone

The competition among the star-celeb nominations in various categories seems super-tough and exciting and interesting with blockbuster Animal receiving total 19 nominations

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‘B’day-Boy’ Bobby Deol

The Filmfare Fever – Kaun Banega Awardee ??-- count-down has now started, the suspense is growing. For the first time in their history, 69th Hyundai Filmfare Awards ( Magazine Editor- Jitesh Pillai) will be hosting their prestigious event across two consecutive days !! That too once again at an outstation location-city in Gujarat. That’s because Gujarat Tourism is fully backing the spectacular star-studded event

The competition among the star-celeb nominations in various categories seems super-tough and exciting and interesting with blockbuster Animal receiving total 19 nominations and superstar Shah Rukh Khan competing with himself in the Best Actor category for ‘Jawan’ and Dunki’. It is exciting to note that both ‘Lord’ Bobby Deol and co-star Anil Kapoor are among the six competing Nominations for Supporting Role ( Male) category.and both for movie ‘Animal’ directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. If  ‘Lord’ Bobby Deol finally wins the Filmfare Award for his swag-macho Abrar Haque negative role in ‘Animal, it will be a memorable belated B’Day gift for him, because Bobby's  Bday is on January 27th !!,

 Whereas in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)  nominations Shabana Azmi is competing against herself -- for her impactful contrast roles in different movies ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani and Ghoomer. At the same time, there is Jaya Bachchan also vying for the Award in the same category for her powerful role in ‘Rocky Aur Rani..’.

Strangely, there seems to be No separate Filmfare category for Nominations for Comedy Roles Or  for Negative Roles   

  “Cinema is about two things—vibrant ethnic culture and also progressive economic growth. That is what Gujarat also stands for. So we could not have asked for a better location,” said filmmaker Karan Johar, co-host of the 69th Hyundai Filmfare Awards 2024 With Gujarat Tourism which will take place on January 27 and 28, 2024 this year. The event would be held over two consecutive days for the first time in its 69-year history, the glittering ceremony will unfold against the vibrant colourful backdrop of Gandhinagar city ( Gujarat).


The Day One Festivities with commence on January 27 at the Mahatma Mandir Convention & Exhibition Centre with a curtain-raiser in which technical award winners will be honoured while the popular star-actor and major categories awards will be held on Day Two at GIFT City on January 28.

Rohit Gopakumar Director Times' Entertainment briefly explained why the Filmfare Awards is  being held out of Mumbai in different Indian states  also observed that  . “The year 2023 was one of the biggest years in terms of Bollywood highest box-office collections,” . Meanwhile, Hareet Shukla-- IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Government of Gujarat, pointed out a happy coincidence: “2023 was a blockbuster year for Gujarat too. We received the maximum number of foreign tourists-visitors during this year.”

The Filmfare events 2024 to be also co-hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and Maniesh Paul, the second day will see live awesome performances on stage by star-actors Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Kartik Aryan Sara Ali Khan  and of course  Janhvi Kapoor and Varun Dhawan

At the Mumbai press conference, Varun Dhawan said, “Thinking about the big event, I can picture a full house in Gujarat, showing how much people love this cinematic celebration.”

“There isn’t a better place to have this celebration,” said Janhvi Kapoor, who recalled selecting a black gown for her mother, late iconic actress Sridevi, for their first family outing to the Filmfare ceremony. “I can’t wait to be back,” she said. At the news-media conference both Varun and Janhvi empatically said that the Filmfare Awards with its credibility, was a  validation and recognition of the cinematic hard work, dedication and excellence of the nominated and winning artistes and technicians in their respective specialized categories.


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