Sonam Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and Shahid Kapoor win Critics’ Awards at Filmfare
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor won the Critics’ Award For Best Actor (Female) for her performance in “Neerja” while actors Manoj Bajpayee and Shahid Kapoor shared the award for their portrayals in “Aligarh” and “Udta Punjab” respectively, in the Male category.
Attended by most actors of the Bollywood fraternity, the iconic 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards was a star-studded event hosted by actor Shah Rukh Khan.
Sonam got emotional while receiving the award from film director duo Abbas-Mustan.
After receiving the award Shahid said: “I am very excited to get it and I want to thank Filmfare for this. It’s a good day!”
Director Ram Madhvani won Critics’ Award For Best Film for “Neerja”.
Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” was one of the most celebrated films of the evening, with four awards.
While Arijit Singh won the Best Playback (Male) for the title song of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, Pritam bagged the Best Music Director and the Best Music Album. Amitabh Bhattacharya won the award for Best Lyrics for “Channa Mereya” from the same film.
After winning the award, Pritam said, “My first thanks to KJo. Without him it wouldn’t have been possible. I want to take this award home for my children.”
Neha Bhasin won the Best Playback Singer (Female) for ‘Jag Ghoomeya’ from “Sultan”. Holding her precious ‘black lady’, Neha hummed the song and said, “I would like to thank the entire team of Filmfare, you guys rock!”
The film “Kapoor and Sons” won three awards — Rishi Kapoor won The Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male); Adil Shaikh won Best Choreography for “Kar Gayi Chul”, and Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre won the Best Story and Best Screenplay for “Kapoor and Sons”.
“Cannot thank Filmfare enough for giving such a great start to our new year and we want to work harder this year,” the duo said after winning the award.
On the other hand, the much acclaimed film “Neerja” won four awards. Shabana Azmi won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female), Aparna Sud and Anna Ipe won for Best Production Design; Mitesh Munchandani won for Best Cinematography and Monisha R. Baldawa won the award for Best Editing.
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari bagged the the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director for her highly appreciated film “Nil Battey Sannata”, which starred Swara Bhaskar and has also been remade in Tamil.
Sooraj Pancholi and Kriti Sanon presented the Filmfare Best Debut Awards Male and Female to Diljit Dosanjh for “Udta Punjab” and Ritika Singh for “Saala Khadoos” respectively.
While Diljit sung ‘Ikk kudi’ after winning the award, Ritika said, “I’ve never acted before. For those who dont know, I am a wrestler.”
Shatrughan Sinha received the prestigious Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award presented by his daughter, actress Sonakshi Sinha.
After winning the award, the veteran actor said, “Many people feel if you get the Lifetime Achievement Award it’s the end, but I feel it’s just the beginning.”
In performances, Salman Khan danced to some of his hit songs, such as ‘O o jaane jaana’, ‘Munni badnam hui’ and ‘Sultan’. Actor Tiger Shroff grooved to hits like ‘The Pappi Song’, ‘Aa raha hoon main’ and ‘Dhoom Again’.