The Dirty Picture wins big at Zee Cine Awards

Vidya Balan was awarded in the Best Actor category for her role in The Dirty Picture.

News Desk February 20, 2012

The 13th annual Zee Cine Awards 2012, held in Macao, Hong Kong, saw India’s finest film stars being recognised for their contribution to the Bollywood film industry. Although, the award ceremony took place last month, the event was aired in Pakistan on Sunday (February 19).

Vidya Balan was awarded with the Best Actor award (female) for her role in last year’s The Dirty Picture. “I’m humbled,” she said, before thanking “a special someone”. Zoya Akhtar won the Best Director award for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD). The film also bagged the awards for Best Story (Akhtar and Reema Kagti), Best Film and Best Cinematography (Carlos Catalaon). Farhan Akhtar, who co-produced the film, won the Best Actor in Supporting Role award.

Shahrukh Khan, who was co-hosting the function with Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar, took the lukewarm response RA.One received with a pinch of salt. “At least we got something right (with RA.One),” he joked, when the film was awarded the Best Sound Design award. The surprising award of the evening was the jury’s choice Best Actor award that went to Khan for Don 2.

Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor finally earned himself the Best Actor award for Rockstar. While receiving the award, he said to Khan in jest, “Thank you for finally letting someone else win this.” To which, Khan quipped, “I’m waiting for the day when my son will give you a run for your money.” Director Imtiaz Ali won the award for Best Screenplay along with Musaam Beg.

(With additional information from Hindustan Times).

Winners in key categories

International icon (male): Farhan Akhtar

International icon (female): Katrina Kaif

Song of the Year: “Chammak Challo” (RA.One)

Best Background Music: Ranjit Barot (Shaitaan)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (female): Swara Bhaskar (Tanu Weds Manu)

Best Actor in a Negative Role: Prakash Raj (Singham)

Best Actor Debut: Rana Daggubati (Dum Maro Dum)


Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2012.


faryal | 11 years ago | Reply

stupid headline. ZNMD bagged most of the major awards according to the article, so how did Dirty Picture "win big" at the zee awards???

Parvez | 11 years ago | Reply

Am not a big Indian movie fan but I liked Dirty PIcture and thought Vidya Balan was fantastic.

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