Glitz and glamour as Bollywood stars are honoured in Mumbai

A celebration of silver screen achievements in Bollywood was held recently and watched on January 10 by millions of fans the world over.

Sunday January 24 2016

Indian Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone arrives to attend a promotional event in New Delhi on January 20, 2016. A celebration of silver screen achievements in Bollywood was held recently and watched on January 10 by millions of fans the world over. PHOTO | AFP

Indian Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone arrives to attend a promotional event in New Delhi on January 20, 2016. A celebration of silver screen achievements in Bollywood was held recently and watched on January 10 by millions of fans the world over. PHOTO | AFP  

A celebration of silver screen achievements in Bollywood was held recently and watched on January 10 by millions of fans the world over. The ceremony dubbed Sansui Colours Stardust Awards 2015 held in Mumbai, honoured commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies and artistic performances of 2015.

Salman Khan’s block buster Bajrangi Bhaijan took home three coveted awards for The Best Film, Best Director (Kabir Khan) and the Breakthrough Performance by a child artist Harshali Malhotra. The Best Actor of the Year – Male went to the legendary Amitabh Bachnan for an out of ordinary performance in Piku, as the charming and extremely talented Deepika Padukone was adjudged Best Actor- Female for the same movie.

The award for Best Supporting role went to newcomer Shifali Shah and veteran Anil Kapoor for their roles in the film Dil Dhadakne Do. Randeep Hooda was named Best performer for his performance in Main Aur Charles.

There was recognition for new comers to the world of Indian cinema as well. Best debut performances were recognised together with a Lifetime Achievement Award for yesteryears “Jumping Jack” Jeetendra. Zeenat Aman the Dum Maro Dum beauty of days gone by was facilitated with Timeless Diva trophy. Music maker Anu Malik became the Pride of the Industry.

The host for the night were Ritesh Deshmukh and Farah Khan who kept the audience engaged. The on stage entertainment by super star Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon keep the audience entertained. Bajirao Ranveer Singh thrilled with his royal Malahari act.

Back home in Nairobi, theatre goers last evening had fun watching Gujarati comedy play Gujjubhai Gotade Chadya at Oshwal Centre Auditorium. The final performance of comedy written and directed by Imtiaz Patel will be held today. Get your tickets at Pal’s Bookshop Diamond Plaza.

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