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Deepika Padukone - The entertainer of the year

November 14, 2011 06:44:01 PM IST
IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
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Actor Deepika Padukone was announced Entertainer of the Year at D Y Patil Annual Achiever's Awards in Mumbai on Sunday night.

Dr. D Y Patil Group in association with Bhamla Foundation on Sunday presented for the first time, the D Y Patil Annual Achiever's Award.

view DEEPIKA & SALMAN AT D Y PATIL 2011 AWARDS picture gallery
view DEEPIKA & SALMAN AT D Y PATIL 2011 AWARDS picture gallery

The grand award function that took place at the Taj Lands End was embedded with the eminent personalities such as Shashi Tharoor, Fardeen Khan, Gopinath Munde, Jayant Patil, Harshvardhan Patil, Vasant Davkhare, Sachin Ahire, Aadesh Srivastav, Hariharan, Aditi Govitrikar, Dhanraj Pillai, Leena Mongre, Chaggan Bhujpal, Subhash Ghai, Sonu Nigam, Baba Siddiqui, Poonam Dhilon, Ramesh Sippy, Arti Kailash Sudernath, Tabassum, Rohit Roy, Dolly Bindra, Raj Thackrey, Jackie Shroff, Rajeev Shukla, Eknath Khadse and Justice Dharmadhikari.

The awardees walked with panache after receiving awards for categories such as entertainment, education, business, sports, bravery, social awareness and lifetime achievement.

The jury members who made the choice of the winner after a careful selection procedure included Shekhar Suman, Atul Kasbekar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Vijay Khole, Dr B. K. Goyal, Farzana Dhohadwalla, Yasmin Karachiwala, Bharathi Pradhan, Pradeep Guha and Prasoon Joshi.

The occasion began with Sandeep Mahavir's opening performance of the Ganesh Vandana which set the tone for the evening.

Mandira Bedi and Shekhar Suman added their touch and flamboyance to the event as the presenters for the evening.

The audience was kept enraptured by the performance presented by the adorable special children from the Being Human foundation. Salman Khan was acknowledged for Being Human Foundation and encouraged the children performing by joining them on the stage.

Shaan wooed the audience with his majestic voice and charismatic performance.

To add glamour to the evening, Esha Koppikar performed on various Bollywood numbers.

While Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone won 'Entertainer of the Year' Award, Veteran film maker Yash Chopra was honoured with 'Lifetime Achievement Award'


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