Zee Cine awards 2018: Priyanka Chopra to Ranveer Singh, here’s who all will perform on stage – The mother of all Bollywood celebrations — Zee Cine Awards 2017 — is just around the corner. The makers have come up with a special New Year’s theme for the biggest awards night of the season. Says a source, “Everything is being done keeping the party theme in mind. Since the Awards are right before New Year, the organisers want the celebratory mood to come out in the performances.”
Last time, Salman Khan was one of the top performers. It was also the show with which Kareena Kapoor Khan made a comeback on stage, after delivering son Taimur. Among the younger actors, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt had rocked the evening, which was followed by Sunny Leone’s sizzling act. Govinda and Raveena Tandon Thadani, too, had matched steps on their popular hit tracks. Come December 19, film buffs can expect another extravaganza.
This year’s star performers for Zee Cine Awards include Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Bhumi Pednekar. Most of the actors have already started rehearsing and prepping for the big night. Our source reveals, “This time, Priyanka’s act, which is likely to be the finale of the evening, is one of the highlights. Also, Zee Cine is the only awards show at which she is performing.”
Meanwhile, Shahid will reunite with his mentor Shiamak Davar, who has choreographed all the dance sequences. “Shahid has already begun rehearsals for his gig. As it will be a tribute to rockstars, he will perform on a medley of his own songs such as Chitta Ve, Udta Punjab apart from Sadda Haq and Emotional Atyachar.”
Katrina will also set the stage on fire. “She will groove to two of her Tiger Zinda Hai songs — Swag Se Swagat being the biggest draw. She will dance on her most popular chartbuster Kala Chashma, too,” adds the source.
Joining her on the list will be Sidharth. “He will mostly dance on all his popular tracks including Kukkad, Drama Queen and Bandook Meri Laila, thereby tracing his journey from his debut film Student Of The Year to his last release Ittefaq.” However, his A Gentleman co-star, Jacqueline Fernandez, will have a completely different on-stage act. “Jackie will have a rain dance sequence and the team is still in discussions if they also want her to perform a pole dance. She has a lot of hit tracks this year from both her films (A Gentleman and Judwaa 2) and her act might be pre-recorded,’’ continued the insider.
Ranveer, too, will take the stage by storm. Adds our source, “The ever-energetic Ranveer was supposed to pay ode to YRF films and perform on their popular tracks just like Alia had done for her mentor, Karan Johar, last year. But that’s on hold now.
The creative team is working out the details.” This year, Bhumi is the latest addition to the list of performers. “Bhumi has made the small-town girl stand out in all her films. So, her act will start off with She’s A Small Town Girl from Bachna Ae Haseeno, followed by a mix of her own songs — Dard Karaara, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage and Rocket Saiyyan.” With so many stellar acts lined up, the Zee Cine Awards 2017 promises to be a cracker of an evening.