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Aamir Khan wins Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Dangal

Aamir Khan won the award for the best actor, while his movie “Dangal” was adjudged as the best film at the 62nd Filmfare Awards.

The best director award went to Nitesh Tiwari for “Dangal”, which is based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Phogat and his daughters. The awards ceremony held on Saturday night in Mumbai was hosted by Karan Johar, Shahrukh Khan and Kapil Sharma.

Alia Bhatt won the best actress award for her performance in “Udta Punjab” while Sonam Kapoor bagged the critics’ choice award for “Neerja”. The biopic also bagged the critics’ award for best film.

The critics’ choice award for best actor was shared by Shahid Kapoor for his role as a drug addict rockstar in “Udta Punjab” and Manoj Bajpayee for “Aligarh”.

Rishi Kapoor bagged the best actor in a supporting role for “Kapoor & Sons”. Pakistani actor Fawad Khan was also nominated in the category for the same film. Shabana Azmi was honoured for “Neerja” in the female category of the award.

Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Shatrughan Sinha. The ceremony saw a host of performances by Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia, Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan among others.

Ashwini Iyer Tiwari took home the best debut director for “Nil Battey Sannata” which starred Swara Bhaskar in the lead.  Diljit Dosanjh bagged the best debut- male for “Udta Punjab,” and Ritika Singh’s performance as a budding boxer got her the best female debut for “Saala Khadoos”.

“Kapoor & Sons” also bagged titles for best screenplay, and best story shared by Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon. The Karan Johar backed film also took the honours in background music shared with “Udta Punjab”.

The courtroom drama film “Pink,” with powerful lines including “No means No”, which highlighted the issue of consent, bagged the best dialogues award penned by Ritesh Shah.

The music categories was majorly dominated by Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” as Arijit Singh bagged the best playback singer male for the title track of the film.  Neha Bhasin took home the best singer female award for “Jag Ghoomeya” from “Sultan”.

Composer Pritam Chakraborty bagged the best music album for the Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma film. Best Lyricist award went to Amitabh Bhattacharya for “Channa Mereya”. Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent was given to singer Amit Mishra for “Bulleya” from “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.

Shahrukh Khan’s company Red Chillies secured the Best Visual Effects award for “Fan”. Best Editing award went to Monisha Baldawa for “Neerja”, whereas Best Costume was given to Payal Saluja for “Udta Punjab”.

Aamir’s “Dangal” also gave Shyam Kaushal best action award. Manoj Bajpayee also bagged the best actor in a short film for “Taandav” while Tisca Chopra was adjudged best actress for her short “Chutney”, which got the ‘best short film’ honour too.

“Khamakha” bagged the best short film people’s choice and “Matitali Kusti” was given the best short film trophy in the non-fiction category.



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