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‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ makes its mark on Filmfare Awards 2013

Bhag Milkha Bhag

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s sports biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ scored six wins at the 59th Filmfare Awards including best film, best director and best actor for Farhan Akhtar

Bhag Milkha BhagMumbai: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s sports biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ scored six wins at the 59th Filmfare Awards including best film, best director and best actor for Farhan Akhtar.

The film is based on the life of athlete Milkha Singh and won an award for lyricist Prasoon Joshi for penning hit inspirational number ‘Zinda’ and Dolly Ahluwalia for best costume. ‘BMB’ also won an award in the best production design category.

‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, which led the nominations list with nine nods, did not win in a single category.

Its lead actress Deepika Padukone, who had a stupendous film year in 2013 with four back-to-back hits, was given the best actress award for her portrayal of a vivacious Gujarati damsel in Sanjay Leela Bhasali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela’.

Supriya Pathak Kapur, who played Deepika’s headstrong mother in the film, won the best supporting actress award.

‘The Luncbox’, which won the Critics Week Viewers Choice Award at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, was victorious in three categories- best debut director for Ritesh Batra, best film (critics’) and best supporting actor for Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

As expected Mohit Suri’s love saga ‘Aashiqui 2′ dominated the music category. Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon and Jeet Ganguly won best music director for the film, while Arijit Singh bagged the trophy for best male playback singer for ‘Tum hi ho’.

The best female playback singer award went to Monali Thakur for her soulful rendition ‘Sawar Loo’ from ‘Lootera’. Tamil star Dhanush won the best debut actor award for his carefree portrayal of a boy from Banaras in Anand L Rai’s ‘Raanjhanaa’.

Vaani Kapoor bagged the best debut actress award for ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’. Rajkumar Rao was honored with the best actor (critics’) for his role in ‘Shahid’ and Shilpa Shukla won in the actress category for ‘BA Pass’.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tanuja as outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema.

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