BIG FM hosted the second edition of the BIG Marathi Entertainment Awards, celebrating the best of the Marathi television industry.
The awards ceremony, held across 10 categories, featured performances from some of the biggest names in the industry. The event received a record number of votes, with 1.75 lakh votes recorded by the radio network. RJ Bandya hosted the event.
The awards were given out in categories such as BIG Best Character Male and Female, BIG Supporting Character (Male and Female), BIG Best Title Song, BIG Best Family, BIG Best Villain, BIG Best Jodi, BIG Best Non-Fiction Show, and BIG Most Talented Artist of the Year. Actors Vivek Sangle and Madhurani Gokhale won the awards for BIG Best Character Male and Female, respectively. The award for BIG Best Title Song went to Yogyogeshwar Jai Shankar, and the Kulkarni Family won in the BIG Best Family category. The award for BIG Best Non-Fiction Show went to Maharashtrachi HasyaJatra.
Delivering performances par excellence, actor Prashant Damle won the ‘Drama Special Award’. Avdhoot Gupte was given the award for BIG Most Talented Artist of the Year, and Siddharth Jadhav received the award for BIG Powerful Versatile Actor of the Year. Sonalee Kulkarni won the award for BIG Impactful Performer of the Year.
Speaking about the awards, Sunil Kumaran, COO, BIG FM said, “We are thrilled to host the BIG Marathi Entertainment Awards on-ground for the first time this year. We are really happy to felicitate these incredible talents in-person who have been entertaining the viewers with their amazing performances. The engagement that we received from the listeners’ voting for their favourite artists has been spectacular and stands as a true testament towards the engagement the platform was able to garner. We wish many congratulations to the winners and hope to see them for more seasons to come.”
RJ Bandya shared, “I am glad to have been presented with the opportunity to host the show on-ground for the first time and be a part of the celebrations along with the winners. I am also happy to witness the overwhelming response that we have received from our listeners and the appreciation they hold towards their favourite artists. A big congratulations to all the winners and nominees and a bigger thank you to the audience for making the event an absolute success.”
The awards were extensively promoted on air, digital and across all platforms of BIG FM. The awards will be telecasted on Zee 24 Taas in January 2023.