Celebrated producer director Mahesh Tilekar under the aegis of his Varadlaxmi Foundation will present awards to veteran Sharmila Tagore, National Award winning actor Saurabh Shukla and eminent actor Varsha Usgaonkar along with ace Hindi Villain Zakir Hussain and actor from Pune Amey Wagh from the TV Show on Zee Marathi, Dil Dosti Duniyadari, actress Hemangi Kavi, and the king of Slow Motion dancing and actor Raghav Juyal. The awards will be held on June 22 at Ganesh Krida Grounds in Pune at 4.30 pm.
These awards in it’s nineteenth year are given for Excelence in Drama, Films and Television and also to rising talent.This year round the awards will be bestowed at the hands of renowned industrialist Dhananjay Datar. Ashish Patil from the Nrityangan Kala Academy will perform dances on the occasion and reputed mimicry artiste Deepak Deshpande will also regal the audiences. Then the audience can interact with the award winners.
Those young backstage artistes like dancers Akshata Trikhe, Rutuja Junnarkar, Choreographer Cedric D’Souza, and Hitesh Patil will also be felicitated on the occasion. The event will be anchored by Smita Gawankar and entry is for invitees only.
Till now big names like Nadira, Nilu Phule, Prem Chopra, Zeenat Aman, Bharat Jadhav, Bindu, Late Jaspal Bhatti, Subodh Bhave, Amruta Khanvilkar, Kailash Kher, Sadhana Sargam, Satish Shah, Mrunal Kulkarni, Prateik Babbar, Sulabha Deshpande, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Aruna Irani, Asha Bhosle, Usha Uthup, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Ashok Saraf, Shraddha Kapoor, Adinath Kothare etc among 100 artistes have been honored with Umed awards.