The 2009 Film Awards to be held on February 28, 2009, will be hosted by young bucks, Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. Karan Johar and Farhan Akhtar will host some parts of the show.
They will replace the Shahrukh Khan – Saif Ali Khan combo that have been hosting the event for a bit now. Shahrukh Khan’s shoulder injury and a forced bed rest has ruled out his participation in the 2009 Filmfare Awards.
The wacky-cheeky duo will be missed, though. While Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor are smart kids, they are also sweet boys, very earnest and fair. And that does not entertaining hosting make. But better earnest, than rude.
At least there will be no embarrassing fireworks, like the ones we saw at the 2009 Screen awards, with Ashutosh Gowarikar flaying Sajid Khan publicly, and Farah Khan jumping into the melee with both feet, arms flailing. Not nice.
Reports say Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor are finetuning a comic script and rehearsing it.
The 26-year-old Imran Khan debuted in 2008 with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, which was a blockbuster. Khan was much appreciated for his acting talent and his good looks. Imran’s next release was Kidnap, which was not a hit, but Imran Khan did receive some positive reviews. Imran Khan will be next seen in Luck and Delhi Belly, both of which will release in 2009.
Ranbir Kapoor’s debut movie was the disastrous Saawariya, though he won the 2008 Filmfare award for the Best Debut Male. Ranbir Kapoor last flick Bachna Ae Haseeno was a huge hit. Ranbir Kapoor’s forthcoming releases in 2009 are Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Wake Up Sid, and Rajniti.