Jodhaa Akbar triumphs at the Bollywood awards event equivalent of the Hollywood Oscars in Mumbai.
The 54th Idea Filmfare Awards for Bollywood movies released in 2008 took place at the renowned Yash Raj Studios, in Andheri, Mumbai, India, on the warm evening of 28th February 2009.
On the red carpet, one by one descended the stars for the biggest Bollywood awards ceremony dogged as the ‘Bollywood Oscars.’ Gracefully walking on their way into the event with especially the ladies showing off their attire for the night, included, The Bachchans, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, the kids from Slumdog Millionaire, A.R. Rahman, Ranbir Kapoor, Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi, Karan Johar with mum Hiroo Johar, Shiamak Dawar, Shankar Ehsaan and Loy, Arjun Rampal with wife Mehr Jessia, Sushmita Sen, Prateik Babbar, Genelia D’Souza, Asin Thottumkal, Kangna Ranaut, Katrina Kaif, Imraan Khan with girlfriend Avantika, Adhyayan Suman, Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra, Alka Yagnik, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, John Abraham and Bipasha Basu, Preity Zinta and Swapnil Joshi, Koena Mitra and many other known faces from the Bollywood fraternity.
The evening started with a rendition of the national anthem and things kicked into a rocking mood with Farhan Akhtar performing the popular Laundry song from his movie Rock On!
The male hosts for the evening, Imraan Khan and Ranbir Kapoor arrived on stage in style riding bikes. They replaced the previously popular duo of Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan. Konkana Sen Sharma and Deepika Padukone were the female hosts for the evening.
Shahid Kapoor performed on stage to his popular tunes which included Mauja hi Mauja, Nagada Baja from Jab We Met and Aai Pappi. Abhishek Bachchan performed some great moves on stage making the night special. Katrina Kaif the long legged Bollywood beauty performed sporty and vibrant songs on stage, and especially stepped in for Priyanka Chopra’s numbers due to Priyanka hurting her leg prior to the show.
Deepika and Konkona invited Shahrukh Khan on stage, who wore a sling supporting his left shoulder further to his recent shoulder operation. He talked about India’s great win at the Oscars by Slumdog Millionaire. In particular, A.R. Rahman and Resul Pokutty’s achievements and subsequently, honoured the entire Slumdog Millionaire team.
Presentations included, Amitabh Bachchan presenting Om Puri with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Bipasha Basu presenting Ashutosh Gowariker and Ronnie Screwvala the award for the Best Film (Jodhaa Akhbar) and Asha Bhonsle presenting A.R. Rahman for the award for Best Background Score in Jodhaa Akbar.
Here is the final list of the winners of the 54th Idea Filmfare Awards 2009.
Ashutosh Gowariker (Jodhaa Akbar)
Best Actor (Male)
Hrithik Roshan (Jodhaa Akbar)
Best Actor (Female)
Priyanka Chopra – Fashion
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Arjun Rampal (Rock On!!)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Kangana Ranaut (Fashion)
Best Sensational Debut (Male)
Farhan Akhtar and Imraan Khan
Best Sensational Debut (Female)
Asin Thottumkal (Ghajini)
Abhishek Kapoor (Rock On!!)
Manu Rishi (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye)
Yogendra Vinayak Joshi and Upendra Sidhaye (Mumbai Meri Jaan)
A R Rahman (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
Javed Akhtar – Jashn-e-Bahara (Jodhaa Akbar)
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Sukhwinder Singh – Haule Haule (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Ore (Singh Is Kinng)
Sony Filmfare Best Scene Award
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
R D Burman Upcoming Talent
Benny Dayal (Ghajini)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Bhanu Athaiya and Om Puri
Sahana Goswami (Rock On!)
Manjit Singh (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!)
Best Jury Award
Nishikant Kamat (Mumbai Meri Jaan)
Special Jury Mention
Prateik Babbar (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na) and Purab Kohli (Rock on!)
Best Background Score
A.R. Rahman (Jodha Akbar)
Manoshi Nath (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!)
Jason West (Rock On!)
Best Sound Design
Vinod Subramanyam (Rock On!)
Longines for Pappu Can’t Dance Sala (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
Amit Pawar (Mumbai Meri Jaan)
Best Production Design
Vandan Kataria and Monica Angelica Bhowmick (Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!)
Peter Hein (Ghajini)
Best Visual Effects Award
John Deitz (Love Story 2050)
Jodhaa Akbar notably bagged five awards on the night including Best Actor for Hrithik Roshan and beat Ghajini and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi which were favourites for Best Film. A.R. Rahman again swept clean the music categories making it an amazing year for the music maestro after recently winning at the Hollywood Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire. Rahman said, “I’m grateful for the unconditional love that Bollywood has given me. I had never expected so much love.”
A special award was introduced by the main hosts Ranbir and Imraan, called the Blush Award. The nominations for the category were Rekha, Katrina Kaif ,Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra, Shreya Saran and Abhishek Bachchan. The guys chose Rekha as the ideal person to receive the deserved award.
Katrina Kaif photo - TOI.
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