Bollywood’s biggest names were out in full force at the 8th Renault Star Guild Awards in Mumbai, India. Bollywood stars graced the red carpet looking as glamorous as ever. Ranbir Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra yet again received top honours under the popular category. Salman Khan finally made his award hosting debut with a little help from his Dabangg co-star Sonakshi Sinha.
The highlight of the night was host Salman Khan who looked very dashing in a black suit.
Bollywood celebrities dressed in their best attires attended the 8th Renault Star Guild Awards held at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai, India on 16th February 2013. Salman Khan hosted his first Bollywood awards event along with his Dabangg co-star Sonakshi Sinha.
Talking to reporters on the red carpet, a tense Salman Khan said: “Everybody gets nervous when you do something for the first time, even I am nervous, I just thought… let’s try… how it feels to host (such functions). It is a very difficult thing, you have to remember many things, listen properly to others and not get carried away.”
Although Salman Khan was presenting for the first time at an awards ceremony, he did not fail to entertain. The stars took to twitter to praise him for his work on the night.
Singer and VJ Sophie Choudry tweeted: “Still laughing from all the antics [you] got up to as the host of the Screen Guild Awards last nite!Full Madness/Masti SK style!”
“Had a fab time with Salman at the Star Guild Awards, it’s always a pleasure interacting with him,” tweeted Arshad Warsi.
The 8th edition of the Star Guild Awards were jointly organised by the Film and Television Producers Guild and Wizcraft International Entertainment. The event produced by the Star Network will be aired on 24th March 2013.
The big winners for the night included films Vicky Donor  and Barfi! , raking in a total of thirteen awards for the night. Musical goddess Lata Mangeshkar received the ‘Nightingale of the Century Award’ for her outstanding contribution to playback singing.
Many of the stars performed hit songs on stage, including Jacqueline Fernandez dancing to this year’s super hit film Race 2.
Veteran actor, producer and director Manoj Kumar received the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his contribution to India cinema. He acted in many classic movies such as Upkaar , Shor  and Roti Kapda Aur Makaan .
Actress turn singer Priyanka Chopra took home the ‘Special Female Star of the Year’ award for Barfi!  and Agneepath . The actress had an amazing year releasing her new single In My City featuring will.i.am and two hit films. While she deserved the award, there were many who felt Sridevi should have been considered for her brilliant performance in English Vinglish .
Priyanka expressed her delight on twitter saying:
“Thank you Apsara for the star of the year award. It means a lot because its the film fraternity. Thank u to the teams of Agneepath and Barfi!”
Fashion was the main topic of discussion with celebrities glamming up to impress everyone on the night. All the major designers managed to get their hottest looks on the red carpet.
There was no doubt that Anushka Sharma was the most stunning that night. She wore a pink and black embroidered sari designed by none other than Manish Malhotra.
Vidya Balan looked beautiful in a purple sari created by Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Her favourite designer again worked his magic and made her signature style perfect.
Newcomers Jacqueline Fernandez and Ileana D’Cruz were spotted in western outfits. Jacqueline was wearing a long bold heart print Lanvin dress, whilst Barfi! newcomer D’Cruz flaunted a black floral print dress from Dolce and Gabbana.
Golden legends Hema Malini and Sridevi both proved that age is nothing but a number when it comes to glamour. Hema Malini wore an elegant white sari with heavy embroidery. A dazzling Sridevi picked a red, black and white kurta/lehenga designed by Sabyasachi.
The highlight of the night was host Salman Khan who looked very dashing in a black suit. His co-host Sonakshi Sinha looked amazing in a white embroidered anarkali created by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
Winners of the 8th Renault Star Guild Awards are:
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Ranbir Kapoor – Barfi!
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Vidya Balan – Kahaani
Sujoy Ghosh – Kahaani
Anurag Basu – Barfi!
SPECIAL FEMALE STAR OF THE YEAR
Priyanka Chopra – Barfi! and Agneepath
MOST PROMISING DEBUT [MALE]
Ayushmann Khurrana – Vicky Donor
MOST PROMISING DEBUT [FEMALE]
Ileana D’Cruz – Barfi!
NIGHTINGALE OF THE CENTURY AWARD
BEST SINGER [MALE]
Ayushmann Khurrana – Pani Da Rang from Vicky Donor
BEST SINGER [FEMALE]
Shalmali Kholgade – Pareshaan from Ishaqzaade
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A COMIC ROLE
Annu Kapoor – Vicky Donor
Abhishek Bachchan – Bol Bachchan
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A NEGATIVE ROLE
Rishi Kapoor – Agneepath
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ACT
Annu Kapoor – Vicky Donor
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Dolly Ahluwalia – Vicky Donor
Ravi Varman – Barfi!
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Aki Narula and Shafalina – Barfi!
BEST SOUND MIXING
D Changmai – Barfi!
BEST NON-FICTION SERIES
BEST ONGOING DRAMA SERIES [FICTION]
Bade Acche Lagte Hain
BEST DRAMA SERIES [FICTION]
Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Diya Aur Baati Hum
BEST ACTRESS [DRAMA]
Sakshi Tanwar – Bade Acche Lagte Hain
BEST ACTOR [DRAMA]
Ram Kapoor – Bade Acche Lagte Hain
The Star Guild Awards not only celebrated Bollywood, but also honoured Indian Television. Ex Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki actress Sakshi Tanwar who played the legendary Parvati Agarwal won ‘Best Actress’ for the drama series Bade Acche Lagte Hain.
Bollywood and telly stars who attended the mega event included Prabhu Deva, Manoj Bajpai, Anup Soni, Sakhsi Tanwar, Ekta Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Vidya Balan, Ram Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar, Boney Kapoor, Sridevi, Aditi Rao Hydari, R. Balki, Gauri Shinde, Hema Malini, Anurag Basu, Arshad Warsi, Annu Kapoor, Chunky Pandey, Manoj Kumar and Boman Irani.
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