Dubai: Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has walked away with an award at the
inaugural Indian Movie Awards in Qatar (IMAQ 2013) at a function in
Qatar's capital, Doha on Friday (May 10). Along with him, a few
other Malayalam actors received awards at the grand gala event,
reportes Gulf Times, the media partner of the event.
Actors like Prathap K Pothan, Biju Menon, Salim Kumar, TG
Ravindranathan, music director M Jayachandran, upcoming talents
Fazil, Rima Kallingal, Isha Talwar, Aju
Varghese, Sekhar Menon, directors Lal Jose, Aashiq Abu, Anwar
Rashid and Vineeth Sreenivasan, singers Vijay Yesudas and Zayanora
Philip were among others, who got awards at the function of IMAQ
It is said that a large portion of the around 400,000-strong
expatriate Indians in Qatar comprises Malayalis. The event also saw
the launch of a music academy, Music Lounge, of acclaimed Indian
pianist Stephen Devassy and the launch of a Malayalam evening
daily, "At 4 pm".
The highlight of the event was the performance by Devassy and
his band, Solid. Also there were cinematic and folk dances, comedy
skits and performances by prominent singers. A joint performance by
Devassy and acclaimed Indian percussionist Sivamani enthralled the
crowd. The event was sponsored by Horeitia Global, an
infrastructure development company.