FICCI-Frames Living Legend award to Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi

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Mumbai, Mar 25 (UNI) Bollywood veterans, Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi, the duo captivating film-lovers in the blockbuster 'Chandni', will be honoured with the coveted FICCI Living Legend Award during the annual convention FICCI-Frames 2008, that got under way here today.

These living legends in the world of showbiz will join the hall of fame that is adorned by lead actors of yesteryears - Dharmendra and Hema Malini and Kamal Hassan and Rekha.

In the best traditions of Bollywood, the entertainment night on March 27, following the presentation of the FICCI Living Legends Awards, will regale the awardees and the 2500-odd delegates that have traveled great distances from India and overseas to be part of the great Indian entertainment and media industry event.

FICCI-Frames will also honour excellence in animation, visual effects and gaming segments of the entertainment industry through the FICCI-BAF Awards 2008. Presented by Autodesk, the awards will be given away at a special function on March 26 in 16 categories.

The categories are: Animated Feature Film, Animated Short Film, Animated TV Episode, Animated Ad Film, Animated Promos, PC Games, Console Games, Mobile Gaming, Best VFX in a Motion Picture, Best VFX in a TV Episode, Best VFX in a Commercial, Best VFX in a Music Video, Best VFX Short of the Year, Animated Film on Social Welfare, Best Online Game of the Year and Outstanding Original Indian Content in Animation, Gaming and VFX. The keynote address at the FICCI-BAF Award eve will be delivered by Stig Gruman, Vice-President, Media&Entertainment Division, Autodesk.

Besides these coveted awards, FICCI-Frames 2008 has lined up gala entertainment evenings, beginning with a fashion show today, by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the young designer from Kolkata who is making waves in the Indian and global fashion circuit. Sabyasachi, who had the distinction of being voted by Asia Inc, a Singapore-based business magazine, as one of the 10 most influential Indians in Asia, alongside Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Gandhi, Sabeer Bhatia and others, entered the celluloid world with his costumes designed for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film, 'Black' which bagged the National Award in 2005.


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