The 3rd Chevrolet Star Global Indian Music Awards (GiMA) powered by LR Active took place today in the presence of the crème de la crème of the music and film fraternity, in a magical ceremony at Yash Raj Studios, MumbaiThe ceremony, hosted by Saif Ali Khan and Parineeti Chopra featured stellar performances by celebrated musicians and Bollywood stars including Shankar Mahadevan and his sons – Shivam and Siddarth, Sonu Niigaam, Sonkashi Sinha with Mika, Sukhwinder among others. There was a special act dedicated to the musical maestro AR Rahman for completing 20 years in the industry, he was felicitated by none other than Yash Chopra. Renowned singers like Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Udit Narayan, Naresh Iyer, Mohit Chauhan, Chitra, Sonu Niigaam came together to honor the young legend with a heart-warming performance to some of his chartbuster hits like ‘Dil Hai Chota Sa’, ‘Tu Hi Re’, ‘Chanda Re Chande Re’, ‘Mitwa’, ‘ Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali’, ‘Ru Ba Ru’, ‘Saathiya’, ‘Sadda Haq’ and ‘Jai Ho’.
Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha enthralled the audience with her high-energy act to her latest hit songs like ‘Go Go Govinda’, ‘Chinta Ta’ (along with Mika) and her upcoming movie ‘Son of Sardar’. The surprise in the act was co-star and Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn who joined her on-stage to groove on the title track of ‘Son of Sardar’.
A special award honoring ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ went to Smt. Girija Devi (Indian Classical singer) while the ‘Global Indian Musician Award’ was bestowed upon music legend Pt. Jasraj.
Rockstar walked away with 6 GiMA Awards leading in the Film category, there was a tie between Alka Yagnik & Babul Supriyo (Mone-Rob) and Sarvani Sen & Kaushiki Desikan (Yatra 2) for the Best Folk Album in the Non-film Category. Noted musician Dr. L Subramanium received the Best Carnatic Classical Album Instrumental in the Non Film Category.
GiMA 2012 saw a total number of 10 awards being given out in the Film Category while 12 awards in the Non-film category.
On the special tribute given at the 3rd Chevrolet Star GiMA Awards, AR Rahman said, “I was hinted out about the tribute but I did not realize that this will create such a big nostalgia. I have learnt a lot from all these singers who have touched my heart today. I still remember the day of my first concert in 1996 when most of the singers who sang today, came to watch me. I really thank GiMA for this. I am truly touched.”
Spotted: AR Rahman, Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Yash Chopra, Nargis Fakhri, Vidya Balan, Alka Yagnik, Vivek Oberoi, Mika Singh, Anu Malik, Shankar Mahadevan, Ayushman Khurana, Tahira Kashyap, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Shantanu Moitra, Anup Jalota, Sonu Nigam, Ila Arun, Girija Devi, Pandit Jasraj, Talat Aziz, Pankaj Udhas, Sophie Choudry, Shaan, Bappi Lahiri, Leslie Lewis, Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Himesh Reshammiya, Hard Kaur, Ashwni Dhir, Pritam Chakraborty, Rochak Kohli, Karishma Tanna, Lowell Paddock,