Coronavirus Pandamic Threat Continues, Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards May NOT Happen Next Year?

Coronavirus Pandamic Threat Continues, Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards May NOT Happen Next Year?
Coronavirus Pandamic Threat Continues, Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards May NOT Happen Next Year?
Coronavirus Pandamic Threat Continues, Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards May NOT Happen Next Year?

In a recent report, 2021 might not have an awards ceremony televised to a million viewers globally, might not happen at all.

Since the coronavirus pandemic is still not in control, it is speculated that the battle against the virus will continue in 2021 as well.

A daily quoted a source as saying, “The major award shows like Filmfare Awards, Screen Awards, Zee Cine Awards etc might not take place in 2021. These ceremonies involve celebrities from all walks of lives congregating in huge numbers at a particular venue. In times of social distancing, that won’t be a practical thing to do. And most importantly, there have hardly been any releases in 2020. After March 13, there has been no major release in the post-lockdown period. Only Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari released in this season and a couple of small films are expected in December. That’s it. You can’t hold awards for a handful of films in a year like Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior, Chhapaak, Street Dancer, Panga, Malang, Thappad, Angrezi Medium etc.”

However, another source says, “The award shows might still happen as it’s a good source of revenue. These awards also get huge ratings on satellite. Hence, most probably, the award ceremonies will happen but without an audience. The stars would perform at an earlier date and it would be later televised to the TV audience. The award-giving ceremony will happen online. Also, it might be largely restricted to OTT content.” This source adds, “The organizers are also thinking of clubbing 2020 and 2021 ceremony together, in early 2022. What it means, the awards would consider the films released in both 2020 as well as 2021. They will soon take a call on this in a few weeks.”

FYI, in the late 80s, the Filmfare Awards did not take place in 1986 because of the film industry’s tussle with the government of Maharashtra. Hence, the ceremony was pushed to next year, on January 28, 1987.

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