So is anyone else as surprised as me to see Aftab Shivdasani at the JD rock awards? I didn’t know he was into Rock, let alone likely to attend a rock show! But he was just one of the many surprise appearances of the night. (Not to mention the strange taste of clothes seen on some of the women.) Alicia Raut didn’t know if she was going for a sangeet or attending an Indian musical night. Again I appeal to Hard Kaur, save the planet stop using Hair spray (she’s got very pretty hair and doesn’t need the added height with all her personality!) Apart from that, the actual awards ceremony was a success minus a mosh pit. Luke Kenny managed to drag the bands who won on stage and even got them to give acceptance speeches. Why are some rockers so shy without their instruments, hmm?
Also spotted was Narendra Kumar, Rocky S., VJ Gaurav, VJ Yudishtir Urs, Shamita Singha, Hrishant Goswami (hottie), Sona Mohapatra, Suchitra Pillai, Uday Benegal, Achla Sachdev, Amrit Kiran Singh, Ehsaan, Loy, N. Radhakrishnan and Mitali Kakkar.
Band of the Year (Critics’ Choice). Scribe.
Album of the Year (Critics’ Choice). Shaa’ir + Func – Mantis.
Song of the Year (Critics’ Choice). Scribe – 1234 Dracula.
Band of the Year (Popular Choice) Demonic Resurrection.
Album of the Year (Popular Choice). Scribe – Mark of Teja.
Song of the Year (Popular Choice). Scribe – 1234 Dracula.
Best Video of the Year. Swarathma – Pyaasi.
Best Emerging Band of the Year. The Bicycle Days.
Female Vocalist of the Year. Monica Dogra/Shaa’ir+Funk.
Male Vocalist of the Year. Ankur Tewari.
Excellence Awards. Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Guitarist of the year. Bryden Lewis/Slain
Bassist of the year. Srinivas Sunderrajan/Scribe
Drummer of the year. Virendra G Kaith/Demonic Resurrection
Keyboardist of the year. Jonathan Wesley/Slain
Producers of the year. Randolph Correia and Xulfi Nawaz.
MissMalini says: Psst! Off topic I know but I can’t help but notice how at first glance, Amrit Kiran Singh (Vice President & Area Director for Brown Forman Spirits) resembles Jackie Shroff! I totally did a double-take, I’m just saying.