Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor was named brand ambassador of the year at the NDTV Good Times Gadget Guru Awards 2011 held here Monday night.
“I am a gadget freak. You will find everything from laptop, cellphone to iPad and iPod in my closet. They remain with me all the time. I can’t leave my mobile even for five minutes. Gadgets have become a way of life today for any generation,” Sonam said in a video message after receiving the award.
She is the brand ambassador of Spice mobiles.
Sonam, who has been quite active on microblogging site Twitter, says technology comes with its positives and negatives.
“It depends how you are involved in it. Twitter is a great platform for putting down your thoughts and sharing it with others but some are desperate for fame and obnoxious. I have blocked many fame crazy people who have been obnoxious,” she added.
The awards held at the Nautanki Mahal in Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon, honoured the best in the field of consumer electronics, gadgets and technology. These awards have been instituted to honour innovation and products that truly made a difference.
Microsoft Kinect for X-box 360 received the award for the innovation of the year, gaming hardware of the year and NDTV gadget of the year-viewer’s choice. On the other hand Apple iPad was named the computing device of the year and NDTV gadget of the year -jury’s choice. Apple iPod Nano was named the portable audio product of the year.
Samsung Galaxy S was named smartphone of the year. Samsung won two more awards for design of the year for Samsung 3D LED TV UA55C9000 and TV of the year for Samsung 3D LED TV UA46C8000. Nokia C3 walked away with an award for budget phone of the year.
The event was hosted by NDTV’s Vikram Chandra and Rajeev Makhani. It also saw some of the amazing performances by “Zangoora” star Hussain Kuwajerwala, Gauhar Khan and Kashmira Irani.
Apart from corporate biggies, the guest list also included music composer Anu Malik, singer Rabbi Shergill of “Bulla ki jaana” fame, singer Shibani Kashyap, socialite Suhel Seth, designer Rina Dhaka, ace hairstylist Ambika Pillai and Siddharth Basu.