Salman Dabangg winning Apsara Awards

Actor Salman Khan's blockbuster entertainer 'Dabangg' made its presence felt at the Chevrolet Apsara Awards by bagging eight awards in different categories. The film that has been produced by Arbaaz Khan and directed by Abhinav Kashyap laid its hands on trophies for categories like best film, best actor (Salman Khan), best female singer (Mamta Sharma), best performance in negative role (Sonu Sood), best female debut (Sonakshi Sinha), best music (Sajid-Wajid), best dialogues (Abhinav Kashyap) and best male singer (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan).

The glitzy night that witnessed power-packed performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Govinda and Anushka Sharma was attended by many Bollywood celebrities like Dharmendra, Rani Mukerji, Sunny Deol, Karan Johar, Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal and Yash Chopra among many others.

The film that followed 'Dabangg' in the awards' tally was 'Band Baaja Baraat' with six awards in its kitty. It registered its name in categories like best editing (Namrata Rao), best art director (T.P Abid and Sonal Choudhry), best costume design (Niharika Khan), best actress (Anushka Sharma), best debut director (Maneesh Sharma) and best male debut (Ranveer Singh).

Apart from these, the evening also announced special awards. A new category called the President honour for outstanding achievement in cinema was conferred on Aiahwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan for their performance in 'Guzaarish' and Sanjay Leela Bhansali for directing the film that dealt with the story of a magician who becomes a paraplegic after a magic trick goes wrong.

The lifetime achievement award was given to Dharmendra for completing 50 years in the Hindi film industry. He was handed over the award by Yash Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan.

Other awards announced at the event include:

Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterji (Guzaarish), V Manikandan,Santosh Sivan (Raavan)

Best Editing: Namrata Rao (Band Baaja Baaraat)

Best Art Direction: Sonal Chawla,T B Avaid (Band Baaja Baraat)

Best Sound: Pritam Das (Love Sex Aur Dhokha)

Best Special Effects: Prime Focus (Guzaarish)

Best Costume Designer: Niharika Khan (Band Baaja Baaraat)

Best Re Recording: Tapas Naik (Raavan)

Best Debut Female: Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg)

Best Debut Male: Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baaraat)

Best Debutante Director: Manish Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat)

Best Lyrics: Gulzaar, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji (Ishqiya)

Best Music: Sajid Wajid (Dabangg)

Best Female Playback singer: Mamta Sharma (Munni Badnaam), Sunidhi Chauhan (Sheila Ki Javaani)

Best Male Playback singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Tere Mast Mast Nain)

Best Screenplay: Rajat Arora (OUATIM)

Best Story: Anusha Rizvi (Peepli Live)

Best Dialogue: Abhinav Kashyap,Dilip Shukla (Dabangg)

Best Choreographer: Farah Khan for Sheila Ki Javaani (TMK)

Best Supporting Actor: Arjun Rampal (Raajneeti)

Best Supporting Actress: Prachi Desai (OUATIM)

Best Actor in a comic role: Paresh Rawal (Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge)

Best Actor in a negative role: Sonu Sood (Dabangg)

Hindustan Times Reader’s Choice Award for best entertainer of the year Female: Katrina Kaif

Hindustan Times Reader’s Choice Entertainer of the year Male: Shahrukh Khan

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dharmendra

Best Director: Karan Johar (MNIK)

Best Actor in a leading role: Salman Khan (Dabangg)

Best Actress in a leading role: Vidya Balan(Ishqiya), Anushka Sharma(BBB)

Best Film: Dabangg

Critics’ Choice Cinematic Excellence Best Actress: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Guzaarish)

Critics’ Choice Cinematic Excellence Best Actor: Hrithik Roshan (Guzaarish)

Critics’ Choice Cinematic Excellence Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Guzaarish)

Source: sifymovies

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