'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' wins eight awards at Star Guild

Friday, 17 January 2014 - 6:06pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar starrer 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' has as many as maximum awards at the Star Guild Awards.

The biopic -- 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' on legendary athlete Milkha Singh, who was also known as the Flying Sikh, won eight awards, at the ninth edition of the Renault Star Guild awards held here last evening.

Farhan Akthar bagged the award for best actor in a leading role category, the best director award went to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The award in the best film category was given to Viacom 18 Motions Pictures and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

"The biggest thank you goes to Milkha Singh and his family for all the support and passion that he put in me. When I met him for the first time, he told me about the sacrifices he went through in his life and Prasoon Joshi has captured it very well in the title track," Farhan said.

The film also won best screenplay and best story (Prasoon Joshi), best cinematography (Binod Pradhan), best sound design (Nakul Kamte), and best actress in a supporting role (Divya Dutta) award.

Deepika Padukone continued her winning spree as she won the best actress award for 'Chennai Express'.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Goliyon Ka Rasleela: Ramleela' got four awards, including Supriya Pathak (best performance in a negative role), Bhoomi Trivedi (best playback singer, female), Anju Modi and Maxima Basu (best costume design award) and Rashid Khan (best art direction award).

The ninth edition of the Renault Star Guild awards brought the biggest stars of the Indian Film and Television industry last evening at Mumbai's NSCI Ground, Worli.

The eventful night saw Salman Khan take centr stage for the second year running as the host for the evening.

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan won Renault Star Guild Entertainer of the Year. And the lifetime achievement honour was given to screenwriter Salim Khan and actress Tanuja Mukherjee.

Pritam got award for best music for 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'. Remo D'Souza won best choreography award for the song 'Badtameez Dil' & 'Balam Pichkari' from the same film. The film also won an award in the best dialogue category.

'The Lunchbox' won three awards including best actor in a supporting role went to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the star verdict award was given to Irfaan Khan and The Yash Chopra award for the most promising debut director went to Ritesh Batra.

Sushant Singh Rajput walked away with the award for most promising debut (Male) for the 'Kai Po Che', Vaani Kapoor took home the award for most promising debut (Female) for 'Shuddh Desi Romance'. 'Dhoom 3' and 'Krrish 3' got Best Special Effects awards.

Actors Varun Sharma of 'Fukrey' fame and Arshad Warsi (Jolly LLB) shared the award for best performance in a comic role.

To commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of late filmmaker Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, the Film & Television Producers Guild introduced the K A Abbas Honour for Cinema with Social Sensitivity.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan gave away the award naming the film 'Shahid' as its first ever recipient.

The Film & Television Producers Guild of India introduced the Guild Hall of Fame announcing 2013's nine major film titles from the year gone by to be included into this exclusive club.

The announcement made by Ramesh Sippy and host Salman Khan saw 'Race 2', 'Aashiqui 2', 'Krrish 3', 'Chennai Express', 'Dhoom 3', 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Grand Masti', 'Goliyon Ka Rasleela: Ramleela' and 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' being inducted into the Guild Hall of Fame.

The evening was coupled with enthralling performances by the superstars, including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Prabhu Deva who was joined by young starlet, Sonakshi Sinha, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez.

On TV front, the best reality TV Show award went to Endemol India for 'Bigg Boss 7', best mythological series was Mahabharat (Star Plus). Rajat Tokas got best actor award for the show 'Jodha Akbar', while Drashti Dhammi and Ankita Lokhande shared best actress award for 'Madhubala' and 'Pavitra Rishta' respectively. 


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