As expected, Vikas Bahl’s Queen, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider & Farah Khan’s Happy New Year are the big winners this award season but ever since Kangana Ranaut announced that she’ll not collect any awards, she’s been unceremoniously dropped and instead Priyanka Chopra has been winning the Best Actress award but Queen came out triumphantly by winning the Best Film & Best Director award for Vikas Bahl, while Haider swept the acting honors. Musically, the magic of Mithoon & Ankit Tiwari worked again by winning the Best Music award for Ek Villain, while Arijit Singh won the Best Singer Male for City Lights & Nooran Sisters for Imtiaz Ali’s Highway. Shahrukh Khan & Deepika Padukone won the Popular Choice awards in acting for Happy New Year while Tahir Raj Bhasin & Huma Qureshi won the award for best Performance in negative Role for Mardaani & Dedh Ishqiya. Here’s the list of the winners of 21st Annual Life OK Screen Awards….
Best Film Queen, Best Actor (Popular Choice Male) Shah Rukh Khan (Happy New Year), Best Actor (Popular Choice Female) Deepika Padukone (Happy New Year), Best Actor (Male) Shahid Kapor (Haider), Best Actor (Female ) Priyanka Chopra (Mary Kom), Best Director Vikas Bahl (Queen), The Life OK Award (Male) Shahid Kapoor, The Life OK Award (Female) Alia Bhatt (Highway), Best Actor (Male) in a Supporting Role Inam Ul Haq (Filmistaan), Best Actor (Female) in a Supporting Role Tabu (Haider) Seema Pahwa (Ankhon Dekhi), Best Jodi Shahid Kapoor and Tabu (Haider), Best Actor In A Comic Role Sharib Hashmi (Filmistaan), Best Child Actor Parth Bhalerao (Bhoothnath Returns), Best Playback Singer (Male) Arijit Singh – Muskuraane Ki Wajah (Citylights), Best Playback Singer (Female) Jyoti & Sultana Nooran – Pataaka Guddi (Highway), Best Action
Heropanti, Best Music Mithoon & Ankit Tiwary (Ek Villain), Best Lyrics Kausar Munir – Suno Na Sangemarmar (Youngistaan), Best Actor In a Negative Role (Female) Huma Qureshi (Dedh Ishqiya), Best Actor In a Negative Role (Male) Tahir Raj Bhasin (Mardaani), Most Promising Debut Director Nitin Kakkar (Filmistaan),
Best Promising Newcomer (Male) Tiger Shroff (Heropanti), Best Promising Newcomer (Female) Patralekhaa (Citylights), Best Story Rajat Kapoor (Ankhon Dekhi), Best Production Design Haider, Best Cinematography Bobby Singh (Queen), Best Screenplay Sandeep A Varma (Manjunath), Best Dialogue Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi (PK), Best Costume Design Manoshi Nath and Rishi Sharma (PK), Best Ensemble cast Ankhon Dekhi, Best Editing Sanjib Datta (Mardaani), Best Choreography Ahmed Khan – Jumme Ki Raat (Kick), Best Sound Design
Anil Khobragade, Prabal Pradhan (Mardaani), Best Background Score Julius Packiam (Mardaani), Entertainer of The Year Sajid Nadiadwala, Ramnath Goenka Award Manjunath, Lifetime Achievement Award Hema Malini, Best Animation Char Sahibzade, Best Film Marketing 2 States.
PK crosses Rs. 625 crores worldwide!!!
Aamir Khan beat his own record as PK became the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time and went on to smash Yash Chopra Film’s Dhoom 3 collection records and it’s not finished yet as the film continues to make money all over. PK has smashed records in USA, Canada, UK, UAE and even Pakistan, where it beat the record of War, the highest grossing Pakistani film of all time, and since the satellite rights of PK have not been sold yet, it’s safe to assume that it could easily cross Rs. 800 crores collections which would sure stay on top for some time until another Aamir Khan film comes out!!!
Shankar’s ambitious “I” with Vikram & Amy Jackson, Prakash Jha’s mad comedy Crazy Cukkad Family with Swanand Kirkire, Zayed Khan’s Sharafat Gayee Tel Lene & another Biapasha Basu’s horror film Alone, are all releasing this week and it’s to be seen how they’ll perform in this crowded week. Much was expected from Sanjay Kapoor’s Tevar with Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha & Manoj Bajpayee, however, the film couldn’t perform to the expectation inspite of heavy promotion much to the disappointment of Bollywood. So far the 2015 has started on a sour note and though Raj Kumar Hirani’s PK is performing amazingly, many are dismissing it as Aamir Khan’s films normally do better, however, many biggies are still lined up for release in January and Bollywood is still hoping for things to get better.
India draws a blank at Oscars…. again!!!
Oscar nominations are out and once again, India drew a blank as A.R. Rahman, Sonu Nigam & Bickram Ghosh and Jacky Bhagnani’s Youngistaan failed to get any response for their compositions in the Best Song category; Amitabh Bachchan flew kites with Akshara Haasan & Dhanush to promote upcoming Balki’s Shamitabh and celebrate Makar Sankranti in Ahmedabaad, Gujarat; Salman Khan is shooting for Kabir Khan’s film Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Mandwa, Rajasthan and Mandwa has been seeing a rush of tourists ; Hariharan’s new `album Hariharan … Once Again and Pankaj Udhas’s new album Khamoshi Ki Awaaz are both out on cds; and with that, it’s time to say good bye but not before reminding you all to watch this week’s Yaadein on Kundan Lal Saigal, India’s Greatest Singing Superstar, on Sunday, Jan.18nth at 1 PM on SMC # 116.