For the first time, Ranbir takes stage with mother on Jan 12.
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In a first, actor Ranbir Kapoor will perform with his mother, veteran actor Neetu Kapoor, on a public platform. The mother and son duo's act will be on the occasion of the 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards, scheduled to be held on January 12 in Mumbai. It will also mark the centenary of Indian cinema since the two represent the Kapoor family's film legacy that spans eight decades.
Ranbir came together with Screen editor Priyanka Sinha Jha and Colors CEO Raj Nayak at a press conference on Monday. "I will perform to a medley of songs picturised on various actors from the Kapoor clan, including my grandfather Raj Kapoor and grand-uncle Shammi Kapoor. Mom will join me for Parda Hai Parda from Amar Akbar Anthony, which was shot with her and my father Rishi Kapoor," said Ranbir.
While his performance will be the key attraction of the evening, several other acts by other prominent film industry members will also enthrall the audience.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his filmmaker friend Karan Johar will be the key hosts of the 19th edition of the annual awards function. They will be joined by actors Deepika Padukone, Ayushmann Khurana and Vidya Balan. The lead actors of Johar's Student of the Year will join their director on stage, too. Actor Ranveer Singh, who made an impression with his role in Band Baaja Baarat in 2010, which won several awards that season, will also be among the main performers that night. The current favourite after a successful year with three blockbusters in 2012 — Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardar and Dabangg 2, Sonakshi Sinha will also take the stage on January 12.
The act by Priyanka Chopra — a veteran at Screen Awards — will also be among the key highlights of the evening. "We have several young actors as part of the line-up since the event will not only mark the centenary but also flag off the next 100 years of Indian cinema," explained Nayak. The event will be aired on January 19 on Colors.