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Headline: THE IDEA-ITA 7th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS, 2007
Year : 2007
Location : Bhavan's Culture Ground - Andheri (W) Mumbai
The Event
The ITA Awards, 2007:

The Twin Torpedoes…

Two nights… two celebrations… two torpedoes…!

This year what happened at the ITA Awards was a truly, truly never-before occurrence – at least in the realms of Television. The Academy created a unique occasion of salutation for those who have made a difference in the genre. Picking up the bestests of the bests, it preceded its annual Award ceremony with a specially structured, momentously mounted and hugely haloed…

Nite of Honours…!

On the 24th November,’07, time stopped at Bhavan’s Cultural Ground in suburban Mumbai as the opening Act of ‘Revelation’ began at the ceremony. Fold by fold, level by level, the Set was revealed and that humungous structure with Chinese motifs took people’s breath away. Then, those two Chinese-style Pankhas, covering the major portion of the stage, moved apart and a huge statue of Lord Bhudha turned 360 degree towards the audience. All present skipped a heartbeat – it was such a thudding impact! And the accompanying dance of Indraneil and Barkha Bisht with sonorous Chinese beats resonating in air was a ‘seeing is believing’ kind of spectacle.

And now, Smriti Irani surfaced behind the mike. Suddenly, a Tsunami hit the place and as the shutterbugs went into a spin, all necks craned towards the stampede. It was the Legend, himself, making an entry and indeed, the kind of spell he can cast on you is beyond logic and argument.

There he was!

Taking majestic strides, Amitabh Bachchan was escorted by Shashi Ranjan to his seat. The two somehow tore through the mad melee of the media and finally, Big B could get to settle in his chair.

Instantly, on the stage, there started a medley of dances from his legendary repertoire by a bunch of kids led by the irrepressible Swini Khara (of Baa Bahu Aur Baby & Cheeni Kum fame) and Raj Pandit. The number over, Swini went into a banter with Smriti Irani asking the latter to hold her horses as first and foremost, she was going to call her Ghaasphoos on the stage, before anyone or anything else while the latter was just preparing to call upon Big B to come over the stage.

Cutely, Ghasphoos turned out to be none other than Big B and Swini came down to his seat to escort him onto the stage. He was accorded The ITA Laurel for Ultimate Eminence and the memento was given by the Union Minister Kamal Nath, accompanied by the ITA Prez Anu Ranjan.

The Shahanshah of all hearts was picture-perfect in grace & humility as he accepted the honour, thanking the ITA so very effusively. Indeed, they don’t make them like that anymore…!

That over, the string of Honours started now!

One after one, stalwarts walked towards the stage to be knighted with the ITA honours. From Aroon Purie, to Ronnie Screwvala, to Sanjay Khan, to Prem Sagar, to Dheeraj Kumar, to Khushbu Sunder (the South Indian Icon), to Sahara Shri – all were accorded the ITA Trophies and citations…

You can’t get more momentous than that…
Not in Television – no way…!

This Eve of élan was adorned by innovative Dance–concepts, one of which was ‘Baa Aur Bahu’. In it, the Baa’s of Television danced to the numbers of their era and the young, sizzling Bahu’s to the re-mixed versions of the same.

Hence, we had Shubha Khote shaking a leg to cavorting to Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon (Patanga, 1949) and then, Amrapali Gupta swinging to its re-mix... Shama Deshpande dancing delectably to Leke Pahala Pahala Pyar (CID, 1954), followed by Karishma Tanna to its new revamped version… and lastly, the high-energy Savita Prabhune matching steps to the bumpy beats of Kabhi Aar Kabhi Paar (Aar Paar, 1956) and then, Jaswir Kaur taking over to break into sensuous gyrations with the same song re-done musically.

In sum, it was a night that had everything in it – star-power, rocking entertainment and of course, to cap it all – Amitabh Bachchan…!

A sublime Nite, a stupendous night, a stimulating night…
This Nite of Honours!

But if you thought the night was the ultimate – think again! There still was another ace up the ITA sleeve…

The Awards’ Nite!

Following the historic Nite of Honours and amidst the presence of the all & sundry of the TV-fraternity, the Awards Nite, too, was a spectacle of rare sizzle. While trophies after trophies were presented by the upper-crust of the medium to the winners of the both the Jury & the Popular categories of the awards, the pundal resounded again and again with deafening taaliyan & seetiyan.

The evening was lip-smacking in being spiced up with such Garam-masaala as dance-numbers by the Dandies like Kushal Punjabi, Chaitanya, Arjun Bijlani etc. and Candies like Priyanka Bassi, Jennifer Winglet, Suhasi and others.

And while the Dandies wooed the Candies, the terrific trio of Sumeet Raghwan, Ashka Goradia and Manish Raysinghani created a rip-roaring item on the Bhai world that sent the audience reeling into peals of laughter.

Then, the finale celebrated Vande Maatram (the Rahman version) with Pulkit Samrat & all the performers along with the members of the TV-fraternity hopping onto the stage in an unprecedented burst of abandon.

The moment was electric!

And lightning was the impact of the Twin Nites that has left an indelible impress upon those attending, to this day. Later, the Television capsule of the entire event was telecast by Star Plus to unheard of TRP’s (a measure for popularity on Television) for an event on the tube.




The ITA NIGHT OF HONOURS:

THE ITA LAUREL FOR 'ULTIMATE EMINENCE'
SHRI AMITABH BACHCHAN
THE ITA TV-ICON, 2007
SHRI AROON PURIE
THE ITA TV-ICON, 2007
SAHARA SHREE SUBRATA ROY
THE ITA ACHIEVER LAUREL, 2007
SHRI RONNIE SCREWVALA
THE GR8! PRIDE OF ENTERTAINMENT (SOUTHERN TV)
SMT. KHUSHBOO SUNDER
THE ITA SCROLL OF HONOUR
SHRI PREM SAGAR
ITA SCROLL OF HONOUR
SHRI DHREERAJ KUMAR
ITA SCROLL OF HONOUR
SHRI SANJAY KHAN
BEST SERIAL- DRAMA
BAA BAHU AUR BABY
BEST SERIAL- COMEDY
NAYA OFFICE OFFICE
BEST ACTOR - DRAMA
DARSHAN DAVE (GHAR EK SAPNA)
BEST ACTOR - COMEDY
PANKAJ KAPUR (NAYA OFFICE OFFICE)
BEST ACTOR - IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
PARESH GANATRA (BAA BAHU AUR BABY)
BEST ACTOR - IN A NEGATIVE ROLE
RAJESH KHATTAR (KUMKUM - PYARA SA BANDHAN)
BEST ACTRESS - DRAMA
SARITA JOSHI (BAA BAHU AUR BABY)
BEST ACTRESS - COMEDY
SUCHEETA TRIVEDI (BAA BAHU AUR BABY)
BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE
ACHINT KAUR (VIRRUDH)
BEST ACTRESS IN A NEGATIVE ROLE
ASHWINI KALSEKAR (KASAMH SE)
BEST ANCHOR - TALK/CHAT SHOW
KARAN JOHAR (KOFFEE WITH KARAN)
BEST ANCHOR - NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW
CYRUS BROACHA (THE WEEK THAT WASN'T)
BEST ACNHOR - MUSIC/FILM BASED SHOW
JAVED JAFFRY & NAVED JAFRY (BOOGIE WOOGIE)
BEST ANCHOR GAME/QUIZ SHOW
ARSHAD WARSI (BOG BOSS)
BEST TALK/CHAT SHOW
KOFFEE WITH KARAN
BEST NEWS CURRENT/AFFAIRS SHOW
NITHARI SPECIAL (NDTV)
BEST MUSIC/FILM BASED SHOW
HERO HONDA SA RE GA MA PA CHALLENGE, 2007
BEST GAME/QUIZ SHOW
CLOSE-UP MUSIC, MASTI AUR DHOOM
BEST DIRECTOR - DRAMA
SANTRAM VERMA (VIRRUDH)
BEST DIRECTOR - COMEDY
RAJIV MEHRA (NAYA OFFICE OFFICE)
BEST HISTORICAL/MYTHILOGICAL SERIAL
DHARTI KA VEER YODHA 'PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN'
BEST THRILLER/HORROR SERIAL
SSSSHHH… PHIR KOI HAI - SAAYA
BEST REALITY SHOW
BIG BOSS
BEST CHILD ARTISTE
SWINI KHARA (BAA BAHU AUR BABY)
BEST CHILDREN'S PROGRAMME
M. A. D.
BEST COOKERY SHOW
KHANA KHAZANA
Jury Technical Awards
BEST ART DIRECTION
NITIN DESAI -( BIG BOSS)
BEST AUDIOGRAPHY
BEST AUDIOGRAPHY
BEST COSTUMES
SHEELA SAGAR & NIKHAT MARIYAM NEERUSHAA (DHARTI KA VEER YODHA
BEST DIALOGUES
KAMLESH PANDAY (VIRRUDH)
BEST EDITING
NDTV (SPL REPORT - TRAIN TO TIBET)
BEST INTERSTITIAL/FILLER
THE WALT DISNEY COMP(INDIA) PVT LTD- DISNEY CHANNEL (BHOOT DIWALI)
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
CNN IBN (TEAM LIVING IT UP)
BEST LYRICIST
MAYA GOVIND (MAAYAKA)
BEST MAKE-UP
HARI DHONDU NAWAR & SURYAKANT SAWANT (DHARTI KA VEER YODHA
BEST MINI-SERIES
NDTV (INDEPENDENCE DAY SERIES)
BEST SINGER
SONU NIGAM (DILL MILL GAYYE)
BEST TELEFILM
PYAR KI SHURUAAT (ZEE CINEMA)
BEST TELEPLAY
AATISH KAPADIA (BAA BAHU AUR BABY)
BEST TELEVISION
WIZCRAFT (IIFA)
BEST TITLE MUSIC/SONG TRACK
MICKEY NARULA (MAAYAKA)
BEST TRAVEL - BASED SHOW
CNN-IBN (WHAT'S COOL ON HOLIDAY (MALAYSIA))
BEST TV DOCUMENTARY
ZEE NEWS LTD. (WOH 60 DIN)
BEST VIDEOGRAPHY
DHNANJAY KULKARNI (AUR EK KAHANI (MERI PEHLI CHHATRA))
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
JYOTI SAGAR (ANTARIKSH)
Popular Awards
IDEA CHAMPION POPULAR SHOW OF THE YEAR
BANOO MAIN TERI DULHAN
BEST ACTOR
RAJAT TOKAS (DHARATI KA VEER YODHA 'PRITHVIRAJ CHAUHAN)
BEST ACTRESS
DIVYANKA TRIPATHI (BANOO MAIN TERI DULHAN)
BEST ANCHOR - MALE
RAJDEEP SARDESAI
BEST ANCHOR -FE MALE
BARKHA DUTT
IDEA GLAMOUR FACE OF THE YEAR - MALE
ADITYA NARAYAN
IDEA GLAMOUR FACE OF THE YEAR - FEMALE
PRIYANKA BASSI
BEST ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL
STAR PLUS
BEST HINDI NEWS CHANNEL
AAJ TAK
BEST ENGLISH NEWS CHANNEL
CNN-IBN
BEST BUSINESS NEWS CHANNEL
CNBC TV18
BEST HINDI MOVIE CHANNEL
ZEE CINEMA
BEST MUSIC CHANNEL
MTV
BEST CHILDREN'S CHANNEL
DISNEY CHANNEL
Presenters
Hon. Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Shri Kamal Nath ji, Hon. Minister of State for Mines, Shri Subbarami Reddy ji, Ms. Mumtaz, Shri Shashi Ranjan, Smt. Anu Ranjan, Mr. Shahid Kapoor, Mr. Jackie Shroff, Mr. Gulshan Grover, David Dhawan, Mahima Cha
Mr. Ramesh Sippy, Mr. Madhur Bhandarkar, Ms. Amrita Rao, Mr. Tarun Katiyal, Ms. Kim Sharma, Ms. Tulip Joshi, Ms. Yukta Mookhey
Mr. Pankaj Udhas, Mr. Satish shah, Ms. Preeti Jhingiani, Ms. Amrita Patki,
Mr. Prashoon Jodhi, Mr. Ranjeet, Mr. Udit Narayan, Mr. Ravi Kishen, Ms. Zarina Wahab,
Ms. Sweta Kawatra, Mr. Samir Sony, Mr. Himanshu Pandey, Ms.Jasweer kaur, Mr.Rromit Raj , Sweta Keshwani & Alex, Ms. Narayani Shastri & Gaurav Chopra
Mr. Rohit Roy, Mr. Mohan Bhandari, Mr. Ravi Bahl, Mr. Shaad Randhawa, Ms. Shama Sikandar, Ms. Barkha & Indraneil,
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