At the glittering Filmfare awards last night (14th January 2017 night), “Dangal” swept away three of four major awards — Best Film, Aamir Khan won Best Actor and Nitesh Tiwari won Best Director award while Alia Bhatt won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Female) for her performance in “Udta Punjab”.
Attended by most actors of the Bollywood film fraternity, the iconic 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards was a star-studded event hosted by actor Shah Rukh Khan.
After winning the Best Director award, Nitesh Tiwari said, “This award is the reassurance of how much people loved our film (Dangal). So I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone in India and abroad who loved and supported our film. It means everything.”
In other awards, 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.
Director Ram Madhvani won Critics’ Award For Best Film for “Neerja”.
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 don’t know, I am a wrestler.”
Shatrughan Sinha received the prestigious Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award presented by his daughter, actress Sonakshi Sinha.