Star Plus is set to telecast the first ever Indian Sports Honours 2017, this month – a special telecast for the UK audience.
The Indian Sports Honours is an endeavour not only to award extra ordinary performances across different sports, but also identify and nurture promising athletes. The initiative of honouring sports persons from various fields was launched by famous Indian cricketer Virat Kohli’s foundation and Sanjiv Goenka’s RPSG and the awards function was held on-ground on Saturday, 11th November evening with personalities from various fields coming together.
Gaurav Jandwani, Sr. VP, Star Network UK said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to felicitate the achievements in the field of Sports. Broadcasting an event of this stature is a thrilling opportunity for us, especially in the UK, where we have one of the most active Indian diasporas, with a very well-known love for both sports and movies from back home. The engaging format of the show brings together, Indian sporting stars- ranging from cricket to badminton to tennis- and Bollywood, in a never seen before avatar.”
“Our viewers have made us UK’s no 1 destination for Asian entertainment over the years and we will continue to bring innovative and exciting content such as the Indian Sports Honours 2017”, says Jandwani.
Attendance to the glamorous event was marked by Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, PV, Sindhu, Zaheer Khan, Sania Mirza, Siddharth Malhotra, Saina Nehwal, Hardik Pandya, Mitali Raj, and many more sporting & Bollywood celebrities.
Graced by legends, PT Usha & Balbir Singh Senior, the event was hosted by Riteish Deshmukh and Malaika Arora.
The event will be telecast in the UK on Star Plus:
Saturday 16th December: Red carpet at 18:00 – 18:30
Sunday 17th December: Main event at 18:00 – 19:00