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Zee Cine Awards 2011

January 20, 2011

Yeahhh I’m back!! Wuahahahaha. How have you been? I’ve been good, but pretty busy lately. What’s the latest story? Hehe, I went to Singapore last week. What for? To attend Zee Cine Awards, a Bollywood award function. ;D Don’t jump to conclusions, ‘cos it’s not actually what you think. πŸ™‚ I didn’t buy the tickets to the event. ‘Cos the cheapest one could get for the ticket was $197 which is equivalent to almost RM500! I’m still sane okay haha so I didn’t buy the ticket and thus had no plans whatsoever initially to go to Singapore. BUT. I Googled for some info on previous award shows if there’s any contest in which the winner could walk away with prizes of free tickets to the events and after some researches, I found what I wanted. And usually, the contests would be up on the net 2 weeks before the actual event. And there you go, 2 weeks before ZCA was to happen, there was a contest organised by Tune Talk in collaboration with Zee TV. I didn’t have to do anything brain-cracking; just upload a photo of me posing like my favourite star, a perfect impersonation of him/her if possible, and include anything red in the pic, and wahla! Wanna see how my pic turned out? πŸ˜›

The top left pic is SRK as Surinder Sahni in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and as for the bottom pic is SRK on the sets of My Name Is Khan. πŸ˜› He was wearing Mama Jenny’s clothes. Haha.

Waited a day and the next day the organiser called me informing me that I won the GRAND PRIZE!! Two free return flights, free one-night stay at Marina Bay Sands, the hotel where all the stars would be staying at, and two free tickets to the award show costing $280 each!! Gaaahhhh!! Thrilled!! πŸ˜€ And oh, when I went to the Zee office to collect the tickets, they weren’t actually $280 tickets, but $390 tickets!! Ecstatic! xD Can’t believe my luck! xP I used to think that I’m always unlucky but ever since I met you-know-who things are starting to take a whole turn. πŸ˜€ Not being superstitious though. πŸ™‚ But alhamdulillah ;)) Hehe

To cut the story short, I went to Singapore with Tqasha, one of my besties. πŸ™‚ My friend on PlanetSRK whom I just met for the first time that day fetched me and Tqasha up from the airport and brought us to the hotel. My, I couldn’t express how I felt when I set my feet there. There were 3 towers, and we were located at Tower 3. And I was told that all the big stars including you-know-who were mostly located at Tower 2. Then, had a late lunch with them and checked out the place til it was 5.30pm. We started to see people in beautiful gowns and dresses and suits roaming around, waiting to enter the venue. Oh, forgot to mention, I decided to bring another Singaporean friend named Sharmiela to the event, ‘cos she helped me edit the pic. πŸ™‚ And we immediately went back up to the room ‘cos we were afraid we would be late. πŸ˜› Wanna see what I wore for that night? xP

Only then that I know how it feels like to be clueless on what to wear to an award function. xP But it’s actually very exciting when you feel like you’re going on a date with the stars! So you really want to look your best!! πŸ˜€ Hahaha. And yes, that’s Shar in the pic ;D

So we went to the venue which was the Sands Grand Ballroom at almost 7 pm. I couldn’t help but feel proud to be in the crowd, and feel kinda exclusive because the tickets weren’t cheap so those going must have come from the middle and high class community. You know what I mean. Not degrading anyone here, please. πŸ™‚ Then, we were allowed to enter the ballroom at around 7.45 pm. Man, I felt so great and delighted at the sight of the stage!! πŸ˜€ It was very beautiful and colourful!! Never in my life would I ever dream of coming to a Bollywood award show, let alone staying in the same hotel as the stars and all that for FREE!! :O Thank you Allah x)) Finally, my dreams are coming true, one by one. :)) We waited anxiously for the stars especially you-know-who to appear, taking pics in the meantime. There was a crowd at the corner of the ballroom, we wanted to go to that section, but couldn’t as there were a lot of people gathering there and we later found out that they were there because the stars would appear from behind the black curtains near them. But I wasn’t that sad as I came there merely to enjoy the show. πŸ™‚

And the show started at exactly 9 o’clock. Sajid Khan entered the stage and showed the audience a footage of Akshay Kumar, before the man himself came out and greeted the audience. Wow. This is it, I told myself. I really couldn’t believe that I was actually there!! Witnessing one of the biggest Bollywood award shows live. What’s more exciting was I’d get to watch Shah Rukh Khan perform live in front of me!! And to witness him receiving the award!! =D I felt blessed that I understand Hindi language, well, most of it. πŸ™‚ Felt proud yet again ‘cos I laughed at the right moment others did when Sajid or Akshay or other presenters cracked jokes. xP Then, it was Priyanka Chopra who entered the stage imitating Salman Khan in Dabangg. That was my first time listening to the ‘Hud Hud Dabangg’ song and instantly liked it. ;D Priyanka was very cool no wonder she’s one of the finest actresses there is. πŸ˜€ Award-giving segment followed suit. MNIK won the Best Marketed Film award and Karan Johar went to the stage to receive it!! I LOOOOOOVE Karan!!! xD He’s so sweet!! x)) Hehe okay so then other performances followed suit, performed by Arjun Rampal with Neha Dhupia, Sophie Choudry, Jacqueline Fernandes, Anusha, and another actress I couldn’t remember. πŸ˜› Arjun was awesome! Loved his performance! Then, it was Aishwarya and next was Deepika. I don’t know how to say this but when the ballroom was filled with only Bollywood songs, I felt WOW. Like I was really in Mumbai! Where I can only hear Hindi language. Overall it was great!! πŸ˜€

Shah Rukh came up to the stage to present Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh their awards and man did he look so handsome?? πŸ˜€ Loved the suit he was wearing! ;D He definitely has a good taste in everything. x)) Then it was almost 1 am. At last, the finale performance I was waiting for since the day I got the news I won the contest. xP The FINALE performance by none other than SHAH RUKH KHAN!! Man, he just looked soooo hoooooot!!! xD I was stunned and dumbfounded when I realised that I was actually watching him perform LIVE right in front of my eyes!! I got my camera ready and the second the music started the recording mode was on! The stage was so colourful and the music of Mitwa mixed with Noor-E-Khuda started playing! Then there Shah Rukh appeared!! People were not quite responsive but everyone was like edging forward and you could tell that he had the most stage presence among all performers of course. πŸ˜€ You could hear me scream if you watch my videos!! πŸ˜€ I felt like I was actually at one of his concerts!! =D I sang along as he danced to the music. I just LOOOOOOVE every bit of his performance it didn’t lack anything!! The way he danced, the way he showed his expressions on the face, the way he spinned, and then dropped to his knees, gaaaahhhhhh…I would’ve fainted if I were actually at the very first row!! :O

Then, the performance ended. He took the mic and I was literally shouting in my head screaming, “Yes yes yes!!! Now his act!!” He took off his glittery jacket and spoke to the audience in Hindi. As usual he was at his wittiest best and later invited Hrithik Roshan and wife, Sussanne on the stage for a small segment. πŸ˜€ Hrithik was then taught by Shah Rukh how to sing and dance Sajdaa Rizwan’s way. And Sussanne retaliated by going down on her knees and confessed her love for Hrithik. Awww…that’s so sweet. x)) And Shah Rukh was so damn cute and hot at the same time!! :O I LOOOOOVE when he sweats!! xD And his act ended. Then, more important awards were given to the deserving winners and finally the moment came. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan presented the Best Actor Viewer’s Choice award to you-know-who!! WOW!! I just watched SRK himself walked to the stage and received the award!! It was a touching moment for me!! x’)) And a small act by Priyanka Chopra soon after, imitating Rizvan. She walked to where SRK and Karan sat and chatted a bit with them. And after a few smiles and giggles and laughs I got from you-know-who the award function officially ended at 2 am. πŸ™‚ After the show there was an after-event party at the Skypark. Me and Shar knew about that and tried checking out the Skypark at the topmost floor and found out it was held at a lounge. So we couldn’t enter as we’re Muslims. Plus, I was wearing hijab and I thought only those with passes could enter. We went back to the room and finally got some rest. πŸ™‚

The next day I went to the Skypark with Tqasha and Shar. The view was so beautiful up there and I thought I would freak out as I have a fear for heights but I didn’t. πŸ™‚ And the swimming pool was mindblowing! I wanted to take a swim but then I would need to wear a swimsuit. πŸ˜› So we checked-out at 11 am and Shar sent Tqasha to the airport as she was leaving that afternoon. I was gonna leave the next day noon. While waiting, I bumped into Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne, Anusha, Ronit Roy, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Dharmesh and other Dance India Dance stars except Shakti Mohan, one of the Moranis, Subhash Ghai, Punit Malhotra, and a few others I couldn’t remember. πŸ˜› I didn’t get to meet Shah Rukh this time as the security was very tight plus he didn’t walk into the lobby, but I actually talked to his right-hand man, Subhash Jain! πŸ˜€ And he remembered me when he saw me at the airport last April! =D He was so so nice and did something unthinkable. πŸ˜› Asked him about Shah Rukh, Gauri, and about Don 2 in Malaysia. ;D He told me that Shah Rukh was still at MBS and was gonna leave at 12 pm as he had to go to Argentina at 12.30 pm on a chartered flight. We said goodbye and he left. And oh, me and my friend sneaked into the underground parking area where we thought the stars would leave from. Saw very big cars. πŸ˜€ Now I know what they mean by BIG cars. But we got chased away by a security guy. xP I mean, he politely asked us to leave as it’s a restricted area. Haha. He even sent us to the lift to make sure we really left that place. πŸ˜›

Well, that was it. My report for last weekend. πŸ˜€ Hmm, to be frank, I wasn’t disappointed or frustrated that I couldn’t get to meet Shah Rukh in person this time as I didn’t actually get to prepare anything for him. Plus, I didn’t look forward to it because of the reason I told you earlier. BUT. I will definitely hunt for him again when he comes to Malaysia veryyyyy soon. =D Less than a month now!! Well, better go! Have classes tomorrow and need to drive from home early morning! ;D See you later!

p/s : If you want to view pics and videos, please go to my FB profile or make a request here. πŸ™‚ And oh, thanks a lot once again Zee TV and Tune Talk! ;D

Signing off,

  1. this is so weird but i'm soo proud of u..determination kau, ohmygod, that's something i look up to sangatttttttttttttttttt…lastly, GILA LAH KAU!u might hear this a lot already, but, i guess this is a dream come true :P(yeah i did went to ur fb profile to checkout tha pictures)

  2. hahaha yg ni takde determination apa2 pun weh πŸ˜› kalau tak menang pun malas aku nak gi. tgk kat tv sudah. haha. tp hotel dia cantik gilos! sukaaaa!! tah bila lg la dpt gi. :)lastly, "GILA LAH KAU!" yep. got that quite a lot. haha

  3. thanks for the post sweety πŸ˜‰ it was great reading the experience. You really are so lucky Mashallah. What would I not do to see Shah receiving award! That would be the best moment ever possible. *sigh Besides the award show, even ur stay at singapore seems very grand. Must say Mashallah lucky lucky lucky you πŸ˜‰

  4. Sorry for this unrelated comment, but can you please text me Miss Raha's number?019-2141537Thanks dik!

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