News18 REEL Movie Awards celebrated new age cinema like never before in presence of renowned artists, film-makers and producers at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai, yesterday. Personalities such as Dia Mirza, Boman Irani, Rajkummar Rao, Seema Pahwa, Pankaj Tripathi, Rajat Kapoor, Ratna Pathak, Amit Sadh, Gulshan Devaiya, Jim Sarbh, Rahul Bhatt, Sudhir Mishra, Saurabh Shukla, Sonali Kulkarni, Meher Vij and Nikkhil Advani graced the night of News18 REEL Movie Awards.
Jury members Nikhil Advani, Sudhir Mishra and Sujoy Ghosh looked on while the new-age cinema artists received their well-deserved awards.
The awards opened with Prasoon Joshi, ad-man and CBFC Chairman being welcomed on the dais for a riveting conversation reflecting upon his challenges in his current role. The evening then moved towards recognizing excellence in new age cinema and honouring the personalities who gave their best in 2017. Amit V Masurkar took home the first News18 REEL Movie Awards for Best Director for NEWTON, Irrfan Khan was recognised for his work in the movie HINDI MEDIUM under the Best Actor (Male) category, while a surprised Ratna Pathak Shah accepted the Best Actor (Female) award for her role in LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA.
On accepting the award, Ratna shared, “I am surprised that a 60-year old artist was picked for the award since it was quite the chance that the jury took and I am happy that they did.” The actor dedicated her award to the team of LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA.
The jury presented an award for the Breakthrough Actor to none-other-than Rajkummar Rao. The elated star said, “2017 was a great year for cinema and I hope it continues. I am so happy that the dream I had seen as a young boy sitting in Gurgaon has come true. I want to thank the audience for appreciating such cinema and we will continue to keep bringing excellent content for them.”
Meher Vij was awarded the Best Supporting Actor (Female) for the movie SECRET SUPERSTAR, while Pankaj Tripathi won the award for NEWTON in the Best Supporting Actor (Male) category.
The awards concluded with a riveting panel discussion on digital content creation, moderated by Network18 Digital CEO Manish Maheshwari, with Sujoy Ghosh, Saurabh Shukla, Sudhir Mishra, Richa Chadha and Dhawal Gusain taking the dais as panelists. The event was live-streamed on Jio TV.
Indian film producer Nikkhil Advani poses for shutterbugs.
Sonali Kulkarni looked pretty in a saree. On the other hand Meher Vij looked gorgeous in baby pink anarkali dress.
Richa Chadha looked stunning in an off-shoulder one piece dress. While Rahul Bhatt looked dapper in black shirt and black denims. On the other hand DASS DEV director Sudhir Mishra and Saurabh Shukla also attended the REEL Movie Awards.
Amit Sadh, Gulshan Devaiya and Jim Sarbh pose for shutterbugs.
Rajat Kapoor spotted with his reel wife Ratna Pathak (KAPOOR & SONS). Both worked together in KAPOOR AND SONS. Rajat Kapoor opted for a suit. While Ratna Pathak was seen in a yellow outfit. Ratna Pathak Shah won 'Best Actor' (Female) award.
Rajkummar Rao, Seema Pahwa and Pankaj Tripathi were spotted at REEL Movie Awards. Trio worked together in BAREILLY KI BARFI. Rajkummar Rao will next be seen in FANNE KHAN, EK LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA.
Dia Mirza and Boman Irani attended the News18 REEL Movie Awards. Dia looked gorgeous in yellow outfit. On the other hand Boman Irani was seen in a Navy blue suit. Both worked together in numerous movies like LUCK BY CHANCE, HEYY BABY, HONEYMOON, LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI and many more.