On November 17th at that the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City the winners of the 2007 Bollywood Music and Fashion Awards will be announced. This international event, which is shown in over 90 countries, honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of Indian music and fashion.
“This year’s hottest singers, designers and models are all set to perform at the Bollywood Music and fashion Awards and set the stage on fire,” said Kamal Dandona, Chairman of the Bollywood Awards.
The nominees for the 8 music categories are:
Best Music Director: A.R. Rahman – Guru, Himesh Reshammiya – Aap Ka Suroor, Shankar Ehsaan Loy – Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Pritam – Dhoom 2, Jatin Lalit – Fanaa
Best Male Singer: Himesh Reshammiya –‘Yeh Tera Mera Milna’- Aap Ka Suroor, Sukhvider Singh – ‘Omkara’- Omkara, Sukhbir – ’Dil Laga’- Dhoom 2, Shaan – ‘Main Hoon Don’– Don, Sonu Nigam-‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ – Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
Best Female Singer: Alisha Chinoy –‘Its Rocking’- Kya Love Story Hai, Sunidhi Chauhan –‘Beedi’– Omkara, Shreya Ghosal –‘Barso Re Megha’– Guru, Chinmayee, Keerthi – ‘Maya Maya’– Guru, Alka Yagnik -‘Salaam’- Umrao Jaan
Best Song of the Year: Sunidhi Chauhan -‘Doom Machale’- Dhoom 2, Himesh Reshmiya -‘Joot Nahi Bolna’– Aap Ka Suroor, Alisha Chinoy –‘Its Rocking’- Kya Love Story Hai, Shaan -‘Main Hoon Don’- Don, Shaan -‘Chand Sivarish’-Fanaa, Keerthi Chunmayee –‘Maya Maya’- Guru
Best Bhangra Artist: RDB-Aaja Mahi-Simply RDB, Jay Sean –Ride It, Jazzy B-Romeo, Sukhshinder Shinda- Living the dream, Josh- Mahive- Mausam
Remix Album: DJ Sanj – Block Party, Josh – Promiscous Girl-(Nelly Furtado and Timbaland) Josh Desi remix, Rishi Rich –Rock your World-Mausam, Dr. Zeus- Back Unda Da Influence, RDB-Rafta Rafta-Namaste London
Best Pop artist: Apache Indian-Sadhu, Jay Sean – Ride It, Bilz-2Step Bhangra, Josh-Nachle-Aggar, Rouge- Eh Papi
Best Dance Video: Jay Sean and Juggy D – Push it up, Bilz – 2 step bhangra, DJ Sanj – Block Party, Josh – Rock your world, Ali Zafar – Sajania
Another reason this award show is held is to bring awareness about the beautiful and amazing world of the Indian fashion industry. The fashion part of the night will be of course the glittering stars attending the event but also collections by Manish Malhotra and Suneet Verma will be shown as part of the festivities. The collections by Malhotra and Verma will be modeled by 20 of India and US top models. Awards will be handed out for the best collection and also stars who display their own individual and marvelous sense of style will be honored.
With performances by Alisha Chinai, Kumar Sanu, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Sukhbir, Caribbean stars Rooplall Girdharie, and Geeta Bisram to name just a few the night is looking to be an outstanding night of music and fashion all rolled into one!