Filmfare Awards: Who took the lady home?

57th Filmfare Awards was a concoction of glamour and anticipation served with an extra tinge of glee for the winners

News Desk January 31, 2012

Bollywood’s most prestigious Filmfare Awards celebrated their 57 years of acknowledging excellence on Sunday night.

This time around the fiesta was hosted by stars Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. The two hosts started off with a Khans versus Kapoors war and bragged about the importance of their last name. However, it was Vidya Balan who was voted the most powerful person in B-Town, according to

Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan took home the prize for Best Actor and Best Actress for Rockstar and The Dirty Picture respectively. It was a double win for Ranbir as he not just picked the Best Actor trophy, but also the critics’ choice Best Actor Award too.

However, it was Zoya Akthar’s directorial venture Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which bagged most of the awards at the event. The film received seven most popular awards namely Best Film, Best Dialogue, Best Director, Best Movie (Critics), Best Supporting Actor (Farhan Akhtar), Best Choreography and Best Cinematography, according to

Rockstar followed in the second place with five awards, including Best Lyrics for Irshad Kamil for the song “Nadaan Parindey”, Best Music Director for AR Rahman and Best Playback Singer (male) for Mohit Chuhan’s rendition of “Jo Bhi Main”.

The other big winner turned out to be Delhi Belly, which won for Best Debut Director (Abhinay Deo), Best Editing (Huzefa Lokhandwala) and Best Production Design (Shashank Tere).

Priyanka Chopra won the Best Actor critics (female) award for playing the femme fatale in Vishal Bharadwaj’s 7 Khoon Maaf. IANS

Slap attack

Just one day after the awards during which he entertained the audience, Khan made the news again, this time for physically abusing his good friend Farah Khan’s husband.

The Bollywood superstar allegedly assaulted Farah’s husband and film-maker Shirish Kunder at a party thrown by actor Sanjay Dutt on Sunday, The Hindustan Times reported.

The argument apparently started when Khan confronted Kunder about his remarks on Khan’s movie RA.One, which the superstar had also produced. Kunder had tweeted: “I just heard a 150 crore firework fizzle.” When things got out of hand, Dutt had to intervene to stop the brawl.

Farah Khan confirmed the incident. “Shirish, my husband, was beaten up by Shahrukh and his three bodyguards at Sanjay Dutt’s party. Shahrukh asked Shirish why he had tweeted against him. There was no provocation from our side. He had screamed at Shirish telling him that he would destroy me as well,” the choreographer-director told Headlines Today.

Farah also messaged reporters: “Shahrukh 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.”


Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2012.


Baber Zee | 9 years ago | Reply

It is sad ... SRK is way above & beyond Farah & her low life hubby - he shouldn't got to their level. Actualy it is all because of SRK that Farah is where she is right now ... SRK actually made her a director from being just a coreographer.

Homa | 9 years ago | Reply

Vidya balan is looking beautiful.

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