Monday, 30 January 2012

Ranbir, Vidya continue winning streak at Filmfare Awards

Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara swept the 57th Filmfare awards bagging top honors including best film, best director and best supporting actor.

The film won seven awards and Zoya Akhtar walked away with the best film, best director and best movie (critics) awards at the glittering ceremony held at the Metropolitan Hotel in New Delhi 29th January.

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar bagged the best supporting actor and best dialogue awards. Carlos Catalan won best cinematography award and Bosco-Caesar got an award for their choreography in the popular Senorita number from the film.

Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan continued their winning spree in the best actor male and female category award for Rockstar and The Dirty Picture respectively.

While Rani Mukherjee won the best supporting actor (female) award for her portrayal of a competitive TV journalist in No One Killed Jessica, Priyanka Chopra won best actor female (critics) award for 7 Khoon Maaf.
Ranbir's Rockstar won five Filmfare awards - best actor, best Actor (critics), best music director, best lyrics and best playback singer (male).

In the music category, Rockstar bagged several awards -- A R Rahman bagged best music director award, Irshad Kamil won best lyrics award for Naadaan Parindey, Mohit Chauhan best playback singer male for the track Jo Bhi Mein.

The best playback singer (female) award was given to Rekha Bhardwaj and Usha Uthup for Darling from 7 Khoon Maaf and Ranjit Barot won best background score award for Shaitan.

The R D Burman award for best upcoming talent in music was given to Krishna for Tanu Weds Manu.

Best screenplay award was handed over to Akshat Verma for Delhi Belly and Sanjay Chauhan won best story award for I Am Kalam.

Priyanka Chopra's cousin Parineeti took home the best supporting actress award for her performance in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, best debut (male) award was won by Vidyut Jamwal for Force and Abhinay Deo won best debut director award for Delhi Belly.

In the technical category, Shahrukh Khan starrer Don 2 won two awards -- best action (Mathhias Barsch) and best sound design (Nakul Kamte). Aamir Khan's home production Delhi Belly won two awards -- best editing (Huzefa Lokhandwala) and best production design (Shashank Tere).

Best costume design award was given to Niharika Khan for The Dirty Picture.

The lifetime achievement award was given to veteran actress Aruna Irani who has been in the industry for around 51 years.

"This is a very touching moment in my life, it's the happiest moment. Thank you Dilip Kumar saab for introducing me to the wonderful world of films at the age of nine. The industry taught me acting, dance, work, and gave an uneducated woman like me a platform. I came into the industry to execute a responsibility. I would like to thank my family and fans," Irani said.

Also, a special filmfare award was given to child actor Partho Gupte for his performance in Stanley Ka Dabba and best scene of the year award was given to The Dirty Picture.
- Reports

Amir Khan finally scores knock-out!

Amir Khan may have been pipped by Lamont Petersen but Bolton’s favourite boxing son scored a knock-out when he became engaged to 20-year-old New Yorker Faryal Makhdoom at the Wanderers Stadium Sunday night.  Khan - a renowned lover of all these flashy and bling - presented his wife-to-be with an engagement ring set with three impressive-looking stones said to be worth more than £100,000.  He also reportedly spent more than £150,000 entertaining 1000 friends and family at the home of his beloved Bolton Football Club.
Makhdoom is of Pakistani descent like the boxer and had met him last July.  She has since visited Khan’s family at their home in Bolton and spent five days meeting his nieces, nephews and cousins.
Guests at the bash in his Lancs hometown included former boxing champ Ricky Hatton and ex Wanderers skipper Kevin Nolan.
“Faryal is so humble. Anybody who meets her is going to fall in love with her. She’s got no edge, she’s just a terrific person,” he said.
After the party Amir tweeted: 'Amazing day, I'm so tired and my fiance faryal looked so beautiful and was very patient, everyone loved it, I love my ring faryal got me x' (sic)
Last night the happy couple posed for pictures as they were showered with rose petals after the ceremonial exchanging of rings.
- UKAsian Staff

Sharukh Khan beats up Farah Khan's husband

It was a fight that had a long history to it. On Sunday night-Monday Morning at the Aurus restaurant in the suburbs of Mumbai,Sanjay Dutt hosted a party to celebrate the success of his Agneepath role and film.
Guests were having a ball when at around 4.30 am Shah Rukh Khan entered the venue straight after the Filmfare awards with three bodyguards. According to eyewitnesses he was apparently in an inebriated condition.
Soon, he headed towards filmmaker Shirish Kunder and roughed him up.
Says an eyewitness, "We didn't know what was happening. We saw SRK enter. Then we saw him head towards Shirish from behind the director. SRK pulled Shirish down to the ground by his long hair. We were all shocked. We had never seen SRK behave this way before. Before anyone could react Baba Dewan the owner of Aurus ran in and intervened. SRK told Dewan to keep out . Dewan said the place belonged to him and he must intervene. The fight would've been prolonged had Sanjay Dutt not pulled SRK away from the ugly scene."
The shell-shocked Kunder apparently left immediately. We tried to probe the cause for Shah Rukh's provocation.
Says a source close to Kunder, "Shah Rukh was smarting since Kunder made a sarcastic comment on SRK's Ra.1 when it released.But the immediate provocation was apparently a comment that Kunder made about SRK and Priyanka Chopra at the party that SRK overheard.But that is hogwash. Kunder didn't say anything about Priyanka. Why would he? Everyone was there to celebrate a success, not to create ugliness. "
Kunder and Shah Rukh have a history , of course. Kunder's wife Farah Khan was one of Shah Rukh's closest friends. They fell out a year back. Kunder, we believe, faced the brunt of SRK's pent-up wrath at Dutt's party.
Farah who was shooting all night for Bela Sehgal's Shirin Farhah Ki Nikal Padi got to know of the fight only when she returned home in the morning.
Shocked and hurt Farah says, "Shah Rukh has always told me that physical abuse is the worst way to sort out a problem,and that it means the person who's hitting has either a personal or professional crisis going on.It saddens me to see him doing the same."
A theory doing the rounds is that Sanjay Dutt too joined Shah Rukh to bash up Shirish Kunder.
Rubbishing this rumour Dutt told me, "I didn't join in the fight. I sorted out the fight between Shah Rukh and Kunder."