Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and Ayushmann Khurrana among others will add star power to the forthcoming 11th edition of Renault Sony Guild Film Awards later this month.
“As a member of this hard working industry, the Guild Awards is extremely auspicious to receive for any artist or film professional,” Akshay said in a statement.
“With eminent members of our Indian film fraternity forming the Guild, the awards like every year are presented to brilliant work and outstanding achievements,” he said.
The “Singh Is Bliing” actor is excited about the awards gala and wants to perform his “heart out”.
“It is a great honour to be nominated for the Guild Awards and now after completing 25 adventurous years in this industry, I will be taking you all down memory lane with my own energy to add to this wonderful night, by putting my best foot forward and performing my heart out,” he added.
Film and TV Producers Guild of India President Mukesh Bhatt said the Guild has “strived and maintained the highest standards in selecting amongst the best of the best”.
“This time too we are confident the Guild Awards will celebrate the sheer excellence of Indian films,” he added.
Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma, who enthralled the audience with his hosting gig last year, will return as a host this time too.
Kapil, who made his Bollywood debut with “Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon” earlier this year, shared that this year fans can expect a double dose of entertainment from the gala.
“I had a great experience hosting for the Guild awards and it is a delight to entertain and interact with these great film personalities. This time too we have planned interesting acts and I am confident my hosting stint this year will be a bigger success,” he added.
The event will take place on December 22.