it was the Bajirao Mastani camp that won big on the night
The 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards was a starstruck evening celebrating the films of 2015 with some Bollywood heavyweights.
Celebrities graced the red carpet in their stunning designer wear hoping to score big and take the prestigious black lady home.
But it was the Bajirao Mastani camp that won big on the night.
Nominated for eight awards, they cleaned up with ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Actor’ for Ranveer Singh, ‘Best Actress’ for Deepika Padukone and ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ for Priyanka Chopra.
The magnum opus sees Sanjay Leela Bhansali at his directorial best, and 2015 was most definitely the year for powerhouse couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.
It was certainly a good evening for Deepika, who enjoyed not only the success of Bajirao Mastani, but her other 2015 release, Piku, which won the Critics Filmfare award for ‘Best Film’.
Her co-star, the veteran actor, Amitabh Bachchan won ‘Best Actor (Critics)’ for the same film, while last year’s ‘Best Actress’ winner, Kangana Ranaut picked up ‘Best Actress (Critics)’ for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Salman Khan also saw his film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, take the award for ‘Best Story’, and Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros. Anjjan and Amaal Mallik took the ‘Best Music’ award for their work on Roy.
Another big winner was the quirky romantic comedy, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which won ‘Best Cinematography’, and ‘Best Debut (Female)’ for actress, Bhumi Pednekar.
Here is the full list of winners of the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards 2016:
Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE)
Ranveer Singh – Bajirao Mastani
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)
Deepika Padukone – Bajirao Mastani
BEST FILM (CRITICS)
BEST ACTOR (CRITICS)
Amitabh Bachchan – Piku
BEST ACTRESS (CRITICS)
Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE)
Anil Kapoor – Dil Dhadakne Do
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE)
Priyanka Chopra – Bajirao Mastani
Vijayendra Prasad for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Himanshu Sharma for Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Juhi Chaturvedi for Piku
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
Neeraj Ghaywan – Masaan
BEST DEBUT (MALE)
Sooraj Pancholi – Hero
BEST DEBUT (FEMALE)
Bhumi Pednekar – Dum Lage Ke Haisa
Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros. Anjjan and Amaal Mallik – Roy
BEST LYRICS (LYRICIST)
Irshad Kamil – ‘Agar Tum Saath Ho’ (Tamasha)
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE)
Arijit Singh – ‘Sooraj Dooba’ (Roy)
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE)
Shreya Ghoshal – ‘Deewani Mastani’ (Bajirao Mastani)
RD BURMAN AWARD
Anju Modi and Maxima Basu – Bajirao Mastani
BEST SOUND DESIGN
Shajith Koyeri – Talvar
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Sujeet Sawant, Sriram Iyengar and Saloni Dhatrak – Bajirao Mastani
Manu Anand – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Sham Kaushal – Bajirao Mastani
Prana Studio – Bombay Velvet
BEST BACKGROUND SCORE
Anupam Roy – Piku
Pandit Birju Maharaj for Mohe Rang Do Laal – Bajirao Mastani
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Congratulations to all of the winners!