Saturday, February 28, 2009

Star Gold - Lux Sabse Favourite Kaun Awards 2009!!!

Deepika & Akshay
STAR Gold presented the Lux Sabse Favourite Kaun Awards 2009on 27th December 2008. The 6th edition of Lux Sabsey Favourite Kaun 2009 was the grandiest and only public opinion poll among Bollywood awards.

Sabsey Favourite Kaun Award show is an award show where Janta is the 100% jury. India’s largest opinion poll on the Hindi Film Industry and is absolutely, positively, the only barometer of a star’s true popularity. The stars are voted not just for one film or one performance or one year, but based on their popularity. Sabsey Favourite Kaun also awards Sabsey Bada Fan, the fan who votes his/her star the most. Keeping up with the promise of igniting the passion of ardent fans, Lux Sabsey Favourite Kaun 2009 gives an opportunity to not only vote for the winners of every single category but also get up close and personal with their best hero or heroine by becoming the Idea Sabsey Bada Fan! This contest is open to all, the national and international Bollywood fans. And from all those who send in the maximum number of votes, one lucky winner will get to meet his / her favourite star.Bollywood has witnessed some of the biggest blockbuster movies and this year it has created benchmarks with movies like Singh is King, Welcome, Rock On, Jodha Akbar, Jannat, in scoring at the box office.
Deepika & Akshay
Awards Universal Appeal
Adding to the excitement, Lux Sabsey Favourite Kaun 2009 captures the emotions of the audiences not only in India but also across the globe as Bollywood fanatics from Middle East, South East Asia,US, UK, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Australia and New Zealand too can vote for their best superstars.

The show was hosted by Sajid Khan and co-hosted by the actress from Jaane Tu…Manjiri Phadnis. Performances

The show saw performances by Minissha Lamba, Deepika Padukone performing on stage for the first time in front of a LIVE audience, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif dancing on the medley of their songs. Presenting below the winners of the Sabsey Favorite Kaun 2009:

Sabsey Favourite Hero
Akshay Kumar

Sabsey Favourite Heroine
Katrina Kaif

Sabsey Favourite Comic Hero
Paresh Rawal

Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroin
Prachi Desai

Sabsey Favourite Naya Hero
Imran Khan

Sabsey Tez Sitara
Deepika Padukone

Sabsey Favourite Film
Sinngh is King

Sabsey Favourite Gaana
Kabhi Kabhi Aditi

Sabsey Favourite Fashion Icon
Bipasha Basu

Path Breaking Film of the Year
Rock On

Proud Winners of Max Stardust Awards 2009 !!!

Stardust Awards 2009

The Stardust Awards is an award ceremony for Hindi movies which commemorate the superstars of the new generation who will make an impact in the future. It is sponsored by Stardust (magazine). The awards first began in 2003 by the annual Stardust movie magazine. The awards celebrate new talent in the industry as well as congratulating the current stars. Farhan Akhtar and actress Asin Thottumkal bagged top honours for their performances in ‘Rock On!’ and ‘Ghajini’ respectively at the Stardust Awards 2009.
A Wednesday’, bagged the best film award and its director Neeraj Pandey was honored with the best director award.

Proud Award Winners- Max Stardust Awards 2009

Jury's choice
Superstar of Tomorrow – Male Farhan Akhtar (Rock On)

Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Asin (Ghajini)

Hottest New Film Ghajini

Hottest Young Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss (Ghajini)

Exciting New Face Shriya Saran (Mission Istanbul)

New Menace Nikitin Dheer (Jodhaa Akbar)

Best Breakthrough Performance – Male Prateik Babbar (Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na)

Best Breakthrough Performance – Female Manjari Phadnis (Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na
Searchlight winners
Best Film A Wednesday

Best Director Neeraj Pandey (A Wednesday)

Best Actor Amitabh Bachchan (The Last Lear)

Best Actress Amrita Rao (Welcome To Sajjanpur)

Standout performance by a music director
Dhruv Ghanekar (Drona)

Standout performance by a lyricist
Kausar Munir (Falak Tak Chal / Tashan)

New musical sensation - male
Benny Dayal (Pappu Can't Dance Saala / Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na)

New musical sensation - female
Anmol Malik (Talli / Ugly Aur Pagli)


Hrithik Roshan (Jodhaa Akbar)

Priyanka Chopra (Fashion)

Ashutosh Gowariker (Jodhaa Akbar)

Singh Is Kinng

Tusshar Kapoor (Golmaal Returns)

Kangna Ranaut (Fashion)

Anil Kapoor (Tashan)

Saif Ali Khan

Kareena Kapoor

Abhishek Kapoor (Rock On)

Dev Anand

Feroz Khan

Anil Kapoor (for being the first mainstream Indian actor to take India to Hollywood and winning Global Recognition)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nominations list of Max Stardust Awards 2009!!!

Max Stardust Awards 2009
With the announcement of nominations for Max Stardust Awards 2009, speculations had begun. Singh Is Kinng, Jodhaa Akbar, Jannat and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi were in the race for the Best Film movie award.


Nikhil Dwivedi (My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves)
Adhyayan Suman (Haal-E-Dil)
Harman Baweja (Love Story 2050)
Farhan Akhtar (Rock On!!)
Sikander Kher (Woodstock Villa)
Imran Khan (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)


Shahana Goswami (Rock On!!)
Vidya Malvade (Kidnap)
Mugdha Godse (Fashion)
Sheetal Menon (Bhram)
Manjari Phadnis (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)


Sonu Sood (Jodhaa Akbar)
Sumeet Raghavan (U Me Aur Hum)
Samir Kochhar (Jannat)
Prateik Babbar (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)
Purab Kohli (Rock On!!)
Vatsal Sheth (Heroes)
Arjan Bajwa (Fashion)


Kailash Kher, Naresh & Paresh (Dasvidaniya / Pranali)
Raghav Sachar (One Two Three)
Justin - Uday (Hijack)
Dhruv Ghanekar (Drona)
Vidyasagar (Mere Baap Pehle Aap)


Kausar Munir (Falak Tak / Tashan)
Kashif (Khwaja Mere Khwaja / Jodhaa Akbar)
Ashok Mishra (Sita Ram Sita Ram / Welcome To Sajjanpur)
Kailash Kher (Muskura / Dasvidaniya)


Rohit Shetty (Golmaal Returns)
Sachin Khot (Ugly Aur Pagli)
Samir Karnik (Heroes)
A.R. Murugadoss (Ghajini)
Tarun Mansukhani (Dostana)
Kunal Deshmukh (Jannat)
Abhishek Kapoor (Rock On!!)
Siddharth Anand (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Abbas Tyrewala (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)


Sonal Chauhan (Jannat)
Genelia Dsouza (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)
Prachi Desai (Rock On!!)
Anushka Sharma (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Chitrangda Singh (Sorry Bhai!)
Asin (Ghajini)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stardust Awards 2009 night - Spectacular!!!

MAX Stardust Awards

Like every year, this year too, the MAX Stardust Awards 2009 was a dazzling, star-shimmering event held on Sunday, February 15, 2009 in Mumbai. Eminent and glorious from the Hindi film industry came out in their gorgeous best to grace the event and acknowledge the super talented, new league of actors emerging in Bollywood.

The award ceremony was spectacular and it reflected in the smiles on the beautiful faces out there. MAX Stardust Awards have always rewarded in areas that have been either ignored or not brought up for consideration, and that is what is different about them in comparison with some of the other ceremonies.They are second in league after Star Screen Awards that happened in January,

The hosts of the glittering evening were the lovely Minnisha Lamba and the humorous Tusshar Kapoor. Fresh from the success of ‘Golmaal Returns’, Tusshar kept the audience enthralled with his inimitable Golmaal style and made audiences to laugh hard.
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Anil Kapoor’s performanced on stage for the first time in seven years where he danced to the tracks of some of his most popular numbers from ‘Woh Saat Din’ to ‘Ram Lakhan’ and many more. He ended the medley with an exhilarating performance on the signature song ‘Jai Ho’ from the acclaimed ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ saluting the spirit and success of Bollywood. In fact, in his acceptance speech for a special award bestowed upon him for taking Indian cinema global and completing 30 years in Hindi cinema, he remarked, “This is my Oscar!”

The award ceremony had a medley of extravagant entertainment, which included electrifying, foot-tapping performances from Minissha Lamba and Neetu Chandra. Amisha Patel floored the audience with her ‘Lazy Lamhe’ act. The ravishing Priyanka Chopra set the stage on fire with her electrifying dance on a medley of her famous tracks while Salman Khan brought the grand event to its close with a rocking performance.
MAX Stardust Awards
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Dev Anand and Feroz Khan were honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Devsaab looking a sprightly 86, spoke about how he was still going strong and looking forward to his new movie releasing later this year! Fardeen Khan accepted the award on his father’s behalf as the ailing senior Khan could not be present.

Celebrity Guests
MAX Stardust Awards is really where the film community comes together to recognize their own without any controversy or ugliness. The who’s who of the industry was present at these awards. Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan with Amar Singh, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Rekha, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, Ashutosh and Sunita Gowariker, Farhan Akhtar, Boney and Sridevi Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Adhyayan Suman, Amrita Rao, Asin, Neha Dhupia, Koena Mitra, Abbas-Mustan, Anu Malik, Genelia D’Souza and many more graced the red carpet.

The event had extravagant sets coupled with lasers, special effects, lighting and acoustics to create a magnificent audio and visual impact. The sets replicated the ocean and the event truly took the audience on a joy-ride they would enjoy.

The spectacular MAX Stardust Awards will be telecast on MAX on 28 February 2009 at 8 pm.Do not miss the fun.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bollywood Beauties at FIICI-IIFA Awards

Bollywood Beauties

The morning of 17th February,2009 saw the inauguration of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry or FICCI Frames 2009. This three-day long convention is a forum which gives a chance for leading names from media & entertainment industry to share a common platform with government representatives. The bollywood beauties that were present to receive the awards were all looking great. Trace the event with exclusive details of their respective attires.

Bollywood Beauty Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra looked fabulous in skin color strapless dress. Kareena Kapoor looked gorgeous in transperent saree. Preity Zinta looked classy in her executive look. Shilpa Shetty dazzled in White saree at FICCI-IIFA Awards 2009 Ceremony.

Amitabh Bachchan

The awards function which was held here last night to commemorate the 10th anniversary of FICCI-FRAMES and IIFA saw Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty -collecting their trophies while the other winners - Aamir Khan,Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan did not make it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

FICCI-IIFA Awards Ceremony 2009

FICCI-IIFA Awards Ceremony 2009

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was among the top ten bollywood personalities to be felicitated with the first FICCI-IIFA(International Indian Film Academy) Awards for the'Most Powerful Entertainers of the decade'.The awards function which was held on night of 18th Feb,09 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of FICCI-FRAMES and IIFA ,it saw Bachchan and actresses - Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zintaand Shilpa Shetty - collecting their trophies while the other winners-Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan - did not make it.

The eve also witnessed the presentation of the FICCI-USIBC (US-India Business Council) Award to hollywood actor and leading social activist Danny Glover and to Congressman John Lewis. Speaking on the occasion,all humbled Bachchan recalled through the windows of past that he had completed 40 years in the showbiz on February 5. He seemed emotional to be blessed with such a prestigious felicitation as being the living legend of Bollywood. "I am happy at being a part of the film industry which is a symbol of national integration," he said. When Danny referred to Bachchan as the greatest actor in the world, an apparently embarrassed Big B thanked him for the compliment.As an actor Danny Glover, film credits range from the blockbuster'Lethal Weapon' franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced.

Most recently, he completed filming the critically acclaimed feature 'Dreamgirls' directed by Bill Condon and'Poor Boy's Game' for director Clement Virgo and'Shooter' for director Antoine Fuqua and 'Be Kind, Rewind' for director Michel Gondry.

At the same time, Glover has also gained immense respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice, and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa.For these efforts, Glover received a 2006 DGA Honor. Internationally,Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998-2004, focusing on issues of poverty,disease, and economic development in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador. John Lewis,often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community" in America. His dedication to the supreme ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his contemprories on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stardust Awards Night 2009


The Stardust Awards Night 2009 was held at Bandra MMRDA grounds, Mumbai, on Feb 15. The show was hosted by Tusshar Kapoor and Minissha Lamba, and was attended by most if not all the Bollywood's fraternity.

The award nite featured performances by Salman Khan , Anil Kapoor, Ameesha Patel, Priyanka Chopra and Minissha Lamba.

Amitabh Bachchan , who has completed 40 years in Bollywood, was given the lifetime achievement award, while Saif and Kareena walked away with the award for "the most stylish B'wood couple".

The complete list of the Max Stardust awards winners:
Superstar of Tomorrow - Male: Farhan Akhtar ("Rock On!")

Superstar of Tomorrow - Female: Asin ("Ghajini")

Hottest New Filmmaker: A.R. Murugadoss ("Ghajini")

Hottest New Film: Ghajini

Breakthrough Performance - Male: Prateik Babbar ("Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na")

Breakthrough Performance - Female: Manjari Phadnis ("Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na")

Standout Performance by a music director: Dhruv Ghanekar ("Drona")

Standout Performance by a Lyricist: Kausar Munir ("Falak tak chal"/"Tashan")

New Musical Sensation - Male: Benny Dayal ("Pappu can’t dance saala”/“Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na”)

New Musical Sensation - Female: Anmol Malik (“Talli”/“Ugly Aur Pagli”)

Exciting New Face: Shriya Saran (“Mission Istanbul”)

The New Menace: Nikitin Dheer (“Jodhaa Akbar”)

Editor’s choice award for most promising director: Abhishek Kapoor (“Rock On!”)

Outstanding contribution to Indian cinema: Dev Anand

Pride of the industry: Feroz Khan

Special award to Anil Kapoor: For being the first mainstream Indian actor to take India to Hollywood and winning global recognition

Stardust Searchlight awards winners:

Best Actor: Amitabh Bachchan (The Last Lear)

Best Actress: Amrita Rao (“Welcome To Sajjanpur”)

Best Film: A Wednesday (Anjum Rizvi)

Best Director: Neeraj Pandey (“A Wednesday”)

Reader’s choice awards

Star of the year - Male: Hrithik Roshan (“Jodhaa Akbar”)

Star of the year - Female: Priyanka Chopra (“Fashion”)

Dream Director: Ashutosh Gowariker (“Jodhaa Akbar”)

Best Film: Singh is Kingg (Akshay Kumar and Vipul Shah)

Best actor in a supporting role: Tusshar Kapoor (“Golmaal Returns”)

Best Actress in a supporting role: Kangana Ranaut (“Fashion”)

Best Actor in a negative role: Anil Kapoor (“Tashan”)

Style Icon of the year - Male: Saif Ali Khan

Style Icon of the year - Female: Kareena Kapoor

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Yash Chopra won Golden Peacock Award 09

Our Indian Films are getting recognition worldwide. Over the years, Yash Raj Films has given the Indian movie audiences some of the best films that still continue to delight the cine goers.

Indian Film Industry’s ever-leading producer Yash Chopra was recently felicitated with Golden Peacock Award. For his par excellence in Corporate World, the most honorable man in Bollywood was picked as the recipient. 

The Golden Peacock Award is presented for excellence in quality, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, innovation, training, environment management, ecological leadership and business leadership.

This year, Yash Chopra was presented with this prestigious award for his invaluable contribution to the Indian Cinema.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stardust Awards nominations 2009

The Star Screen Awards first began in 2003 under the sponsership of annual Stardust movie magazine. The awards celebrate new talent in the industry as well as congratulate the current stars. The nomination of a crap film like Yuvraaj definitely is disappointing and raises question on the authencity of the awards, Abbas Tyrewala deserved it more for romantic comedy JTYJN. They have spared A.R.Rehman too from Music Director's nominees list...sounds strange!!!
The Special Awards will be announced on the event night itself and hope brings applause.

Reader's choice awards

Ashutosh Gowarikar ( Jodha Akbar )
Subhash Ghai (Yuvvraaj)
Anees Bazmee (Singh Is Kinng)
Madhur Bhandarkar (Fashion)
Aditya Chopra (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Ram Gopal Varma (Sarkar Raj)
Abbas-Mustan (Race)

Hrithik Roshan (Jodhaa Akbar)
Saif Ali Khan (Race)
Abhishek Bachchan (Sarkar Raj / Dostana)
Akshay Kumar (Singh Is Kinng)
John Abraham (Dostana)
Salman Khan (Heroes / Yuvvraaj)
Ranbir Kapoor (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Aamir Khan (Ghajini)
Shahrukh Khan (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Amitabh Bachchan (Sarkar Raj)

Katrina Kaif (Singh Is Kinng)
Aishwarya Rai (Jodhaa Akbar / Sarkar Raj)
Priyanka Chopra (Fashion / Dostana)
Kareena Kapoor (Golmaal Retunes)

Arjun Rampal (Rock On!!)
Shreyas Talpade (Golmaal Returns)
Anil Kapoor (Race / Yuvvraaj)
Tusshar Kapoor (Golmaal Returns)
Bobby Deol (Dostana)

Kangna Ranaut (Fashion)
Gul Panag (Hello)
Sushmita Mukherjee (Dostana)
Bipasha Basu (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Neha Dhupia (Singh Is Kinng)
Amisha Patel (Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic)
Divya Dutta (U Me Aur Hum)
Kirron Kher (Dostana)

Jury's choice

Nikhil Dwivedi (My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves)
Adhyayan Suman (Haal-E-Dil)
Harman Baweja (Love Story 2050)
Farhan Akhtar (Rock On!!)
Sikander Kher (Woodstock Villa)
Imran Khan (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)

Sonal Chauhan (Jannat)
Genelia Dsouza (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)
Prachi Desai (Rock On!!)
Anushka Sharma (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Chitrangda Singh (Sorry Bhai!)
Asin (Ghajini)Superstar of Tomorrow - Male

Rohit Shetty (Golmaal Returns)
Sachin Khot (Ugly Aur Pagli)
Samir Karnik (Heroes)
A.R. Murugadoss (Ghajini)
Tarun Mansukhani (Dostana)
Kunal Deshmukh (Jannat)
Abhishek Kapoor (Rock On!!)
Siddharth Anand (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Abbas Tyrewala (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)

Adah Sharma (1920)
Shreya Saran (Mission Istaanbul)
Neha Uberoi (Woodstock Villa)
Amruta Khanvilkar (Phoonk)
Aushima Sawhney (Yuvvraaj)

Rajneesh Duggal (1920)

Imran Khan (Kidnap)
Nikitin Dheer (Jodhaa Akbar)
Anurag Sinha (Black & White)
Rajesh Shringapure (Sarkar Raj)

Shahana Goswami (Rock On!!)
Vidya Malvade (Kidnap)
Mugdha Godse (Fashion)
Sheetal Menon (Bhram)
Manjari Phadnis (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)

Sonu Sood (Jodhaa Akbar)
Sumeet Raghavan (U Me Aur Hum)
Samir Kochhar (Jannat)
Prateik Babbar (Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)
Purab Kohli (Rock On!!)
Vatsal Sheth (Heroes)
Arjan Bajwa (Fashion)

Kailash Kher, Naresh & Paresh (Dasvidaniya / Pranali)
Raghav Sachar (One Two Three)
Justin - Uday (Hijack)
Dhruv Ghanekar (Drona)
Vidyasagar (Mere Baap Pehle Aap)

Kausar Munir (Falak Tak / Tashan)
Kashif (Khwaja Mere Khwaja / Jodhaa Akbar)
Ashok Mishra (Sita Ram Sita Ram / Welcome To Sajjanpur)
Kailash Kher (Muskura / Dasvidaniya)

Shilpa Rao (Khuda Jaane / Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Bela Shende (Mann Mohanaa / Jodhaa Akbar)
Monali (Zara Zara Touch Me / Race)
Anusha Mani (Lazy Lamhe / Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic)
Dominique Cerejo (Ye Tumhari Meri Baatein / Rock On!!)
Anmol Malik (Talli / Ugly Aur Pagli)

Benny Dayal (Pappu Can’t Dance / Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)
Wajid (Bang Bang Bang / Hello)
Vijay Prakash (Manmohini Morey / Yuvvraaj)
Farhan Akhtar (Tum Ho Toh / Rock On!!)
Dhruv Ghanekar (Drona / Drona)
Rashid Ali (Kabhi Kabhi Aditi Zindagi / Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Idea Filmfare Awards 2009

The Filmfare Awards are the 'Indian Oscars' as they are considered to be the most prestigious and popular of all the various Indian Film Awards.They are given for Hindi films in India .The Filmfare awards were first introduced in 1954, the same year as the National Film Awards and was initially referred to as the 'Clare Awards' after the name of magazine's editor. Filmfare is a fortnightly publishing film magazine.

A dual voting system was developed in 1956. Under this system,in contrast to the National Film Awards, which are decided by a panel appointed by Indian Government, the Filmfare Awards are voted for by both the public and a committee of experts.

Idea Filmfare Awards Press Meet
The 54th Filmfare awards ceremony will take place in Mumbai on February 28, 2009. Tarun Rai, chief executive officer of the Worldwide Media Private Limited, announced the date in the presence of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on 6th Feb-09.

We will be witness to the various kinds of Bollywood awards in months to come viz. Filmfare Awards,Zee Cine Awards, Sansui Awards, Stardust award, IIFA Awards. Star Screen awards have already taken place in January.

We all are looking forward to Filmfare Awards 2009 most anxiously. Why not...they are the most prestigious and well attended of the lot(though it had a poor attendance last year in 2008).

Filmfare Awards are also generous of the lot, if they cannot fit an actor in their list, they make a special category for him/her with flashy names like 'special award' ' outstanding performer' etc. Last year, in 2008, we had Shahrukh Khan facing the heat from the child prodigy Darsheel Safary.This time in 2009 Bollywood awards, SRK's fantastic act in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi has intense competition from his favorite rivals: Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan.

Hold on to your cot in your living room, get the popcorn out,switch on your television sets and go through Filmfare Awards 2009. Though it is a tad early, here is a calculated prediction on the Filmsfare Award 2009 and many other awards that will precede or follow it. You are free to argue on our choice of Filmfare Awards and other Bollywood awards.

Speculations for 2009: Expected winners!!!

Best Bollywood movie of 2008: (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi). Shahrukh Khan weaves magic again

Best Director: Abbas Tyrewala (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na) Lyrics, direction and dialogues were contemporary.

Best Actor: Aamir Khan (Ghajini) Aamir has believably given a classic performance.

Best Actress: Priyanka Chopra (Fashion) Priyanka Chopra is so inconsistent, some time she can give the worst performance and
sometimes she can knock you out with her histrionics. In Fashion, Priyanka was great.

Best actor critics awards: Hrithik Roshan (Jodhaa Akbar) Akbar couldn't be more good-looking

Best actress critics award: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Jodhaa Akbar) The sword fight was brave and poised.

Best movie critics award: A Wednesday. The dark horse movie of the year, the super success, and critically acclaimed movie even stunned its director.

Best supporting actor award: Arjun Rampal (Rock On).Strongest and probably the only contender.

Best supporting actress award: Kangana Ranaut (Fashion) Kangana's eccentric personality act is well practiced now.

Best actor in comic role: Abhishek Bachchan (Dostana). Watch the scene in Dostana, where Abhi tells how he and John fell in love,
and you know you have got to hand it over to him.

Best actor in a villain's role: Naseerudin Shah(A Wednesday) Powerful performance, a special award can definitely be given.

Best male debut award: Imran Khan(Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na).

Best female debutant: Asin Thottumkal (Ghajini) We would have considered Genelia, but she had already appeared in Masti.

Best story: Rock On

Best screenplay: Rock On

Best choreography: Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (remember the cute 'Pappu' dance?)

Best cinematography: Aamir

Best editing: Ghajini

Best sound: Jodhaa Akbar

Best action: Race

Best dialogue: A Wednesday (haven't heard such powerful dialogues in the climax for quite a while)

R.D.Burman award for upcoming talent: Rashid Ali (Kabhi Kabhi Aditi)

Best male playback singer: K.K for Zara Sa (Jannat)

Best female playback singer: Shreya Goshal (Teri Ore) Singh is Kinng

Best lyrics: Javed Akhtar for Jashn-e-bahara(Jodhaa Akbar)

Best music: A.R.Rahman (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane NA) melodious year with songs of Jodhaa Akbar, Yuvvraaj and Ghajini apart from JTYJN

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Jodhaa-Akbar,A Wednesday surprises at Screen Awards!!!

Last year was painful, and terror attacks on Mumbai were a bitter reality.It however, couldn't choke the imagination and enthusiasm of Bollywood. Neither did the global downturn dampened spirits.

The Khan siblings, Sajid and Farah, hosted the evening along with Shreyas Talpade, sprinkling the announcement of the Awards with jokes on several talked-about releases of the year 2008, particularly Karzzz, Dostana and Fashion.

Between themselves, Jodha Akbar and A Wednesday notched 14 nominations each.The first, a historical epic that tenderly told the story of a romance that transcended the barriers of religion; the second an edgy thriller,economical, small-budgeted which framed the aam aadmi as terrorized and helpless. Rock On!! joined A Wednesday in a run on the awards, both films winning many a awards.

When the young man whose name was announced as winner of the best story award for A Wednesday took the stage, compere Farah Khan asked aloud, “Is that really Neeraj Pandey?” It was meant in all seriousness, something that could not be said of most of Farah and Sajid’s best lines from the glittering stage.

No one probably at the MMRDA Grounds knew what Neeraj Pandey looked like. Not even Farah, who is no ordinary comperer, and the only woman director to make it big commercially.The lean, bespectacled man, dressed deep blue and black, allowed his film to do all the speaking for him.

Akshay Kumar refused to accept the Best Actor in Popular Category (Male) Award for Singh is Kinng Akshay left the Award statuette on the podium. Aishwarya Rai , winner of the Best Actor in Popular Category (Female) Award, said she would accept, but only on behalf of the entire crew of Jodhaa Akbar.

On a sultry evening, populated by innumerable stars in the sky and on the ground at Mumbai’s sprawling MMRDA Grounds. Hrithik Roshan won Best Actor (Male) for Jodhaa Akbar.Befittingly, as the flames went up from the stage, as Priyanka Chopra danced to a medley from Fashion, there was fire too. She walked away with Best Actress Award for Fashion, afterall.

Jodhaa Akbar won Best Film, and its director Ashutosh Gowarikar shared Best Director with Neeraj Pandey for A Wednesday. A R Rahman won the Award for the Best Background Score (Jodhaa Akbar). Pandey also won Best Debut Director for A Wednesday, which won the Award for Best Story.

The Nokia 15th Annual Star Screen Awards toasted a year which opened up space for stories with a difference told by bold new storytellers carried on.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Nokia-15th Star Screen Film Awards-2009

Star Screen Awards are the first in the array of popular film awards that will follow the suit in 2009.They were initiated by the Chairman of Express group, Sh. Vivek Goenka in the year 1994 to felicitate excellence in Hindi and Marathi films. Thus, may be, these awards are associated with Executive Director and Governor of Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Science.

The Grand Awards Ceremony was held on the eve of 14 January,2009, wednesday at Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai. Many eminent Bollywood personalities graced the event with their presence. Farah Khan was fabulous in her avataar as host of the show alongwith trusted name like Sajid Khan, her owm brother.

The popularity and authencity of the awards is because they unlike other popular film awards are judged by people of the fraternity itself, members of the chosen jury are eminent Bollywood personalities. Star screen introduced a new category of awards from 2009 that is the award for best animated film.

15th Annual Nokia-Star Screen Awards Nominations and Winners

Best Film

A Wednesday
Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na
Sarkar raj

Best Director
A.R. Murugadoss Ghajini
Ashutosh Gowarikar Jodha Akbar
Abbas tyrewala Jaane Tu...
Abhishek kapoor Rock On

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Aamir Bhashir A Wednesday
Abhishek Bachchan Sarkar raj
Pankaj kapoor Halla Bol
Jimmy Shergill A Wednesday
Arjun Rampal Rock On
Irrfan Khan Mumbai Meri Jaan
Anupam Kher A Wednesday

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Shahana Goswami Rock On
Ila arun Welcome to Sajjanpur
Bipasha Basu Bachna Ae Haseeno
Kangana Ranaut Fashion
Mughda Godse Fashion
Ratna Pathak Shah Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Best Actor in a Negative Role (M/F)
Akshayee Khanna Race

Best Actor in a Comic Role (M/F)
Tushaar Kapoor Golmaal returns

Best Music
A.R.Rehman Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Pritam Jannat & Singhh is King
Vishaal Shekhar Dostana & Bachna Ae Haseeno
Shankar ehsaan Loy Rock On

Best Playback Singer (Male)
KK Khuda jaane

Best Playback Singer ( Female)
Shilpa rao Khuda jaane bachna ae haseeno

Best Lyrics
Anvita dutta Guptan Khuda jaane Bachna Ae haseeno

Most Promising New comer (Female)
Asin tokkumal ghajini

Most Promising New Comer (Male)
Farhan akhtar Rock On

Best Story
Dibakar bannerjee: Oye lucky lucky Oye
Shyam benegal: Welcome to Sajjanpur
Madhur Bhandarkar,Ajay Mongia & Anuradha tiwari:Fashion
Neeraj Pandey: A Wednesday
Haider Ali: Jodha Akbar

Best Screenplay
Shiraj Ahmed: Race
Abhishek Kapoor and Pubali Choudhary: Rock On
Neeraj pandey: A Wednesday
Ashok Mishra: Welcome to Sajjanpur
A.R. Murugadoss: Ghajini

Best Actor (Male)
Akshayee Kumar: Singh is King
Aamir khan: Ghajini
ShahRukh Khan: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Naseeruddin Shah; A Wednesday
Ranbir Kapoor: bachna ae Haseeno
Hrithik roshan: Jodha Akbar
Amitabh Bachchan: Sarkar Raj
Abhishek Bachchan: Dostana

Best Popular actor (Female)
Asin Tokkumal Ghajini
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Jodha Akbar
Priyanka Chopra Fashion
Genelia D'Souza Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Kajol U Me aur Hum

Best Animation Film
Road side Romeo

Life Time Achievement Award
Sanjay Khan

Ramnath Goenka Awards
A Wednesday

In the technical Awards Category, award for Best Action went to Allan Amin For Race, Best Choreography to Raju Khan for Jodha Akbar, Best Special Effects to Biju D (B R Pix & Rrix) – Bhoothnath, Best Sound to Rasuk Pakooty for Ghajini, Best Dialogue to Neeraj Pandey for A Wednesday.
The controversial argument between Sajid Khan (host 0f the show) and Ashutosh Gowarikar (the famous director) also added to entertainment freaks.

Summary: 15th Nokia-Star Screen Awards were indeed grand and magnificent in every way.
The event was fun and enjoyment to both the audience present there and millions watching them on television.