Amitabh Bachchan’s performance in Shamitabh and Deepika Padukone’s work in Piku won them the best actors of the year honour at the Sansui Colors Stardust Awards in Mumbai.
The star-studded event, held at the Reliance Jio Gardens on Monday night, saw Salman Khan film Bajrangi Bhaijaan win three awards — it was named best film of the year; won best director of the year for Kabir Khan; and Harshali Malhotra took home the breakthrough performance by a child artist honour.
The filmmaker of the year title was shared by two women — Meghna Gulzar for Talvar and Shonali Bose for Margarita With A Straw.
Shefali Shah and Anil Kapoor won the best aActors in supporting roles award for their performance as husband and wife in Dil Dhadakne Do; Randeep Hooda emerged as the winner in the best actor in a negative role category for Main Aur Charles; Kartik Aaryan won best actor in comic role for Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2; the best debut – female award was received by Bhoomi Pednekar for Dum Laga Ke Haisha, and Sooraj Pancholi’s Hero act won him the best debut – male award. Veteran actor Jeetendra was presented with the lifetime achievement award; actress Zeenat Aman was rewarded with the timeless diva award; and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who made her movie comeback Jazbaa was awarded the power-packed performer of the year title.
Actress Parineeti Chopra was named style icon of the year, while Varun Dhawan was given with the Sansui entertainer of the year award.
The best costume design award went to Niharika Khan for her period-inspired work in Bombay Velvet.
Varun Grover walked away with the best screenplay honour for Masaan; while Sriram Raghavan and Arijit Biswas were feted with the best story trophy for Badlapur.
In the music categories, the best lyricist award was once given to Varun Grover for Masaan. The best playback singer – female award went to Palak Muchhal for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, and among the men, Armaan Malik won for the track, Hero. The best music director award was given to the versatile Amit Trivedi for Shaandaar, and the best music album went to Roy.
The best choreographer award was given to Remo D’Souza for his dance-based film ABCD 2.
Stars who walked the red carpet included Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shahid Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chaddha and Nimrat Kaur. Even power couple Nita and Mukesh Ambani came together to applaud the cinematic achievements of Bollywood in 2015.
Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Sing performed at the event, with actors Riteish Deshmukh and Farah Khan hosting. Other hosts who kept the audiences in splits included Nimrat Kaur, Manish Paul and Krushna Abhishek.
The event will be televised on January 10 next year on Colors.