The most glamorous cine award function, Filmfare Awards will be hosted in Assam in February 2020 and it is for the first time that the gala event will be held out of Mumbai.
The Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Times Group, the organizer of the event in this regard within this month.
The award show will be hosted by Guwahati as a part of the state government’s initiative to use Bollywood’s influence to promote Assam tourism at the national and international levels.
The event is likely to be held on February 15 and it will be hosted at an estimated cost of Rs. 20-30 crores.
According to an official of ATDC, the MoU has already been prepared and other practical details are in the process of being finalized within this month. The award ceremony is likely to be held at Sarusajai, Khanapara and Amingaon which will have a big open space.
The official further said that it’s one of the major events in the State tourism’s hectic calendar of events and all the necessary measures have been taken to successfully host the event of such scale having millions of followers globally.
The Filmfare Award is being hosted by the Times of India Group since 1954. They have been contacted by Assam’s Tourism Department in a bid to explore the possibility of holding it. Already the Sarusajai outdoor and indoor stadiums have been inspected.