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Stage set for Filmfare Awards, tickets up for sale soon
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 GUWAHATI, Feb 5 - Amid hectic preparations for hosting the 65th Filmfare Awards on February 15 in Guwahati, the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) today said that tickets for the gala show would be available on the ‘Awesome Assam’ website in the next two days.

 Around the same time, the tickets would once again be released on ‘BookMyShow’ website.

The ATDC, which has inked an MoU with the Times Group for the hosting the event here, stated that 35 per cent of the tickets for the show would be made available through the ‘Awesome Assam’ website.

Fifty per cent of the proceeds from the sale of tickets for the show would be given to the Chief Minister’s relief fund. Moreover, the awards show is being organised to promote Assam tourism in the world, cashing in on the popularity of Bollywood and a huge global reach of the Filmfare Awards show to nearly two billion people.

ATDC chairman Jayanta Malla Baruah told The Assam Tribune that the tickets would be released tomorrow or the day after.

“We assume that most of the tickets through ‘Awesome Assam’ website would be purchased by the people of Assam,” he stated.

Meanwhile, after the list of nominations for the awards is out, cine buffs are anxiously waiting for the gala night where their favourite film actors and directors are in the fray to get the most coveted award of the Indian film industry.

In the category of films, Chhichhore, Gully Boy, Mission Mangal, Uri: The Surgical Strike and War have been nominated, while Akshay Kumar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal are in the contest for the Best Actor (male).

On the other hand, Best Actor (female), which is another most popular award category, would see tough competition among Bollywood’s leading ladies Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan.

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