Hrithik, Kajol bag Filmfare best actor awards
Talented Kajol, who made a comeback with "Fanaa", won the award for best actress while Hrithik Roshan walked away with the best actor award for "Dhoom 2" at the 52nd Filmfare awards function here.
This year Filmfare honoured three renowned film personalities with the Lifetime Achievement Award - Jaya Bachchan, Yash Chopra and Javed Akhtar. Jaya received the award from none other than husband Amitabh Bachchan.
Also, a special memento was presented in the name of late actress Smita Patil. Her sister Manya and son Prateik received the memento.
Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra won the critics' award for best film for "Lage Raho Munnabhai". Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra won the best director trophy for "Rang De Basanti", which also bagged the best film of the year award.
Abhishek Bachchan won the best supporting actor award for "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna" and Konkona Sen Sharma the best supporting actress for "Omkara".
Best comic actor award went to Arshad Warsi for "Lage Raho Munnabhai". Director Raju Hirani accepted the award on the actor's behalf because the actor is in London. Saif Ali Khan, who is recuperating from chest pain, got the best actor in a negative role award for "Omkara".
Abhijit Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani bagged the best dialogue award for "Lage Raho Munnabhai". Also, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Hirani won the best story award for the same film. Jaideep Sahni bagged the best screenplay award for "Khosla Ka Ghosla".
A.R. Rahman was given best music director award for "Rang De Basanti".
The award for best lyrics went to Prasoon Joshi for "Chand Sifarish" in "Fanaa". Shaan and Kailash Kher got the best singer male award for the same song and Sunidhi Chauhan bagged the best female singer award for "Beedi" song in "Omkara". The song also won the best choreography award for Ganesh Acharya.
Newcomer Kangana Ranaut's was appreciated for her performance in "Gangster - A Love Story" with the best debut award. "Rang De Basanti" also won the best cinematography award.
The very first FairOne Filmfare Technical Awards was given to "Krrish" for best special FX.
Quite a few stars performed at the function, including Rani Mukerji and A.R. Rahman. But the highlight of the evening was Sridevi's performance. It was a treat for the audience because she was seen in action after a long hiatus.