Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh hosted the show, entertaining audiences at the event
The 14th Zee Cine Awards brought together a spectacular line up of stars from the Bollywood film fraternity, celebrating a remarkable year for Hindi Cinema in 2012.
After a gap of ten years, the Zee Cine Awards was back in its hometown Mumbai. Prior to this several countries had hosted the event including United Kingdom, Malaysia, UAE, Singapore and Mauritius.
This year the Zee Cine Awards yet again proved to be a huge success, recognising individual and collective achievements from the film industry. The show brings together actors, directors, music composers, writers, technicians, vocalists and choreographers all on one platform.
The awards ceremony this year consisted of fifteen separate categories. Members from the film fraternity were nominated into different categories, some nominated in more than one.
Big stars from the industry attended the renowned event including Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Boman Irani, Riteish Deshmukh, Varun Dhawan, Sridevi, Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana and Vivek Oberoi.
Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh hosted the show, entertaining audiences at the event. The duo came together for the first time since their semi-hit film Bluffmaster, released in 2005.
This platform marks Abhishek Bachchan’s debut as a host at an awards ceremony. He expressed: “I’m very happy to be a part of Zee Cine Awards this year. I’m going to be hosting the show along with my friend and brother, Riteish Deshmukh this time.”
The Zee Cine Awards also featured some spectacular performances from the stars. Some of the highlight performances were from Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Ayushmann Khurrana and Varun Dhawan.
Ayushmann Khurrana performed on stage and enthralled audiences with songs from his debut-hit film Vicky Donor . He also performed classic and contemporary melodies such as ‘Jumma Chumma Dede’ from the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Hum  and ‘Pandeyji Seeti’ from Dabangg 2 .
The audiences went wild when Student Of The Year  star Varun Dhawan made a surprise entry, when Ayushmann performed the song ‘Vele’. Varun sizzled on stage when he flaunted his much talked about six-pack to the audience.
Host Riteish Deshmukh praised Varun on Twitter saying: “Varun Dhawan was just awesome last night at the ZeeCineAwards- body bhi hai- naachta bhi- I tell you yeh aaj ki generation.”
Anushka Sharma dazzled the audiences by dancing to songs from her recent film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola . She also danced to the popular song ‘Laung Da Lashkara’ from her film Patiala House .
A major highlight of the event was a tribute to legendry filmmaker Yash Chopra, led by Shahrukh Khan. Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif and Karishma Kapoor joined him in this tribute performance. They performed songs from Silsila , Dil To Pagal Hai  and Jab Tak Hai Jaan .
The late Yash Chopra requested that his nomination for Best Director be removed. This was because he wanted other filmmakers to receive the award. Respecting his wish, the channel removed his nomination.
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra attended the event. He designed costumes for Shahrukh Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma for their tribute to Yash Chopra.
The fashion icon took to twitter to express his joy at seeing his costumes on stage. He said: “I love designing costumes for stage, they have to be specially constructed.”
The famous eight filmmakers whose movies grossed over 100 Crore in 2012 were all felicitated at the awards ceremony. The filmmakers were Kabir Khan – Ek Tha Tiger , Anurag Basu – Barfi! , Ashwni Dhir – Son of Sardaar , Karan Malhotra – Agneepath , Arbaaz Khan – Dabangg 2 , Rohit Shetty – Bol Bachchan , Prabhu Deva – Rowdy Rathore  and Sajid Khan – Housefull 2 .
Here are the winners of the 2013 Zee Cine Awards:
BEST ACTOR MALE [POPULAR]
Salman Khan – Dabangg 2
BEST ACTOR FEMALE [POPULAR]
Priyanka Chopra – Barfi!
BEST FILM [POPULAR]
BEST DIRECTOR [POPULAR]
Anurag Basu – Barfi!
BEST ACTOR [JURY]
Ranbir Kapoor – Barfi!
BEST ACTRESS [JURY]
Vidya Balan – Kahaani
BEST FILM [JURY]
BEST DIRECTOR [JURY]
Sujoy Ghosh – Kahaani
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE [OTHER]
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Talaash
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE [OTHER]
Anushka Sharma – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
BEST ACTOR IN A NEGATIVE ROLE [OTHER]
Rishi Kapoor – Agneepath
BEST ACTOR IN A COMIC ROLE [OTHER]
Abhishek Bachchan – Bol Bachchan
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR [OTHER]
Gauri Shinde – English Vinglish
BEST DEBUT MALE [OTHER]
Arjun Kapoor – Ishaqzaade and Ayushmann Khurana – Vicky Donor
BEST DEBUT FEMALE [OTHER]
Yami Gautam – Vicky Donor and Ileana D’Cruz – Barfi!
BEST MUSIC [MUSIC]
Pritam – Cocktail
BEST LYRICS [MUSIC]
Kausar Munir – ‘Pareshaan’ – Ishaqzaade
BEST SINGER MALE [MUSIC]
Sonu Nigam – ‘Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin’ – Agneepath
BEST SINGER FEMALE [MUSIC]
Shreya Ghoshal – ‘Saans’ – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY [MUSIC]
Ganesh Acharya – ‘Chikni Chameli’ – Agneepath
BEST BACKGROUND SCORE [MUSIC]
Ajay Atul – Agneepath
SONG OF THE YEAR [MUSIC]
Radha – Student Of The Year
SA RE GA MA PA FRESH SINGING TALENT [MUSIC]
Shalmali Kholgade – ‘Pareshaan’ – Ishaqzaade
BEST ACTION [TECHNICAL]
BEST ACTION DIRECTOR [TECHNICAL]
Prabhu Deva – Rowdy Rathore
BEST STORY [TECHNICAL]
Sujoy Ghosh and Advaita Kala – Kahaani
BEST SCREENPLAY [TECHNICAL]
Anurag Basu – Barfi!
BEST DIALOGUE [TECHNICAL]
Tigmanshu Dhulia and Sanjay Chauhan – Paan Singh Tomar
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY [TECHNICAL]
Ravi Varman – Barfi!
BEST EDITING [TECHNICAL]
Namrata Rao – Kahaani
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN [TECHNICAL]
Rajat Poddar – Barfi!
INTERNATIONAL ICON [MALE]
INTERNATIONAL ICON [FEMALE]
A huge congratulation goes out to all the winners at the Zee Cine Awards. The award ceremony celebrated the phenomenal year Bollywood had in style and elegance. It opened the award season of 2013 tremendously and set the standards extremely high for other award events to follow.