Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan bagged the Best Actor and Actress award for their performances in Paa while 3Idiots scooped six trophies including best film at the 55th Filmfare awards.
2009’s biggest blockbuster 3Idiots won best director award for Rajkumar Hirani, who also picked up the best story trophy with Abhijat Joshi at the ceremony held here on Saturday.
Hirani also won best Screenplay Award with Vidhu Vinod Chopra for the Aamir Khan starrer. The duo also bagged the Best Dialogue Award for the film.
Bachchan and his family skipped awards function to protest against a news report about Aishwarya Rai’s health in a tabloid owned by the same publication as Filmfare last week.
The Bachchans have sent a legal notice to the paper asking for retraction and apology. In Big B’s absence, Vidya collected Bachchan’s best actor award. Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor and noted music composer Khayyam were honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Boman Irani and Kalki Koechlin won the Best Supporting Actor and Actress for 3 Idiots and Dev D respectively. Among the popular category, Oscar-winning music composer, AR Rahman, won the best music award for Delhi-6, making it the 25th black lady on his award-shelf.
Aaj Din Chaddya…’ from Love Aaj Kal fetched Irshad Kamil the Best Lyrics award.
In the Critics’ Awards category, Nandita Das won the best director trophy for ‘Firaaq’ while Ranbir Kapoor and Mahie Gill bagged the best actor and actress award for their performances in ‘Wake Up Sid’ and ‘Dev D’ respectively.
Best playback singer (Female) was shared by Rekha Bharadwaj for Genda Phool.. from Delhi 6′ and Kavita Seth for her soulful rendition of Iktara…’ from Wake Up Sid.
Mohit Chauhan bagged the best playback singer (Male) award for peppy number Masakalli…’ from ‘Delhi 6’
Among the technical awards, Sreekar Prasad received award for best editing for Firaaq while best cinematography trophy was held by Rajeev Ravi for Dev D.
Best visual effects award was bagged by Govardhan Vigharan and Vinay Singh Chuphal for Kaminey and best production and art direction went to Helen Jones for Dev D.
Best choreography award went to Bosco-Ceasar, for Chor Bazaari from Love Aaj Kal, best action to Vijayan Master for Wanted and best sound design to Manas Chaudhury for Firaaq.
While best costume design award went to Vaishali Menon for Firaaq, best background score went to Amit Trivedi for Dev D. Trivedi also bagged the R D Burman Music Award for new musical talent.
The best debut award was shared by Zoya Akhtar for’Luck By Chance’ and Ayan Mukherji for Wake Up Sid. The award function was hosted by Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan