6th Annual Ghanta Awards 2016


     6th Annual Ghanta Awards 2016

Actor Manish Paul, Arshad Warsi & Ashish R Mohan (Director of Welcome to Karachi) Received the Ghanta award

The 6th Annual Ghanta Awards was a great success this year. It was the 6th consecutive year for the hilarious and wacky Ghanta Awards, a show dedicated to appreciate and acknowledge the lesser than good stuff of Bollywood. The much awaited award night finally rocked the stage on May 15, 2016 at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar.

Given that our sense of humor has evolved, and Bollywood has been sporting enough to take jokes on themselves. This year’s Ghanta Awards saw some happy faces including  Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak, Arshad Warsi, Maria Goretti, Manish Paul, Archana Puran Singh, Parmeet Sethi, Shruti Seth, Karan Ashuman, Gizele Thakral, Rituraj, Darshan Raval, Ashish R Mohan, Sharib Hashmi, Sachin Gupta and so on.

Ghanta Awards had a decent turnout from the industry this year, some of them turned up to collect their own awards.

WTF Was That! Award: Manish Paul took the award for his movie Ranbanka

Shit Nobody Saw Award: Arshad Warsi & Ashish R Mohan (Director) took the award for Welcome to Karachi

The pun-packed ‘Ghanta Awards’ is a live show fuelled by online voting by the audience. A panel of witty and distinguished judges along with the exciting online voting system recognizes the worst of Bollywood every year.

The audience got to vote 14 categories representing the worst of Bollywood. Online voting went on till the eve of the grand night. Categories including Worst Actor, Worst Film, Worst Director, Wtf Was That and many more gave the audience the satisfaction of expressing their regret for watching this stuff, all in good humour ofcourse!

The genius who brought it all together with a rich experience of 20 years the visionary Mr. Gagan Takyar – Managing Director of INvision Entertainment Pvt Ltd expresses, “It was indeed our pleasure to host the 6th Season of Ghanta Awards after five successful years. The idea behind The Ghanta awards is not to laugh at Bollywood but to laugh with Bollywood. In Season 6, we were stepping up to showcase the superlatives in creativity, by getting new and experienced performers from across the country. It’s going to be a riot! Waiting for Bollywood to come and have fun with us”

Actress and Entrepreneur Shruti Seth feels, “It’s that time of the year when the worst of the worst were honoured at The Ghanta awards, year after year we have received appreciation and acknowledgment from the audiences as well as the fraternity. It takes a mighty heart to laugh at oneself; I am glad that Bollywood has warmed up to it now. It’s all in good spirit!”

The Ghanta’s was exciting in more than one ways this year. This year they brought to the table humor from all across the country. The talent this year was a brilliant mix of humor from North, West and elitist to cater to sensibilities across the country. While Radhika Vaz got to the table her edginess, the techie satirist Sanjay Rajoura added his quirk to Hollywood’s worst. While Neeti Palta had a spunky take on the worst of Bollywood, Manan Desai promised to liven it up with his desi spoofy takes.

This year they’re making it even bigger by taking the show nationally to 6 cities and to UAE and Singapore that amasses a huge Bollywood fan following.

Please find the winners list below:

  1. Worst Film – Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
  2. Worst Director – Vikas Bahl – Shaandaar
  3. Worst Actor – Shah Rukh Khan- Dilwale
  4. Worst ActressSonam Kapoor- Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo/Dolly Ki Doli
  5. Worst Song – Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo- Title Track
  6. Worst Debut – Sooraj Pancholi – Hero
  7. Worst Supporting ActorNeil Nitin Mukesh – Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo
  8. WTF Was That! – Manish Paul – Ranbanka
  9. Worst Couple – Bipasha one- Bipasha two in Alone
  10. Worst Miscasting – Karan Johar as Gangster in Bombay Velvet
  11. Most Controversial Controversy – Kangana calling Hrithik her “silly ex” and everything that followed
  12. Worst Brand Endorsement – Priyanka Chopra for Bollywood in Hollywood/Silver Pearls (Rajnigandha)
  13. Shit Nobody Saw – Welcome to Karachi
  14. The Ghanta Tweet of the year – Abhishek Bachchan


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