Best Dressed at the Filmfare Awards 2018

The 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards took place on 20th January 2018. Our favourite Bollywood stars turned up the glamour quotient as they walked the red carpet in their finest designer ensembles. Find out who the best-dressed celebrities were here.

Best Dressed Celebrities

"People eat movies, drink movies, I even wear movies"

A new year in Bollywood brings with it a celebration of the last 12 months of Indian cinema. The 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018 welcomed the top stars for an evening of comedy, musical entertainment, and high-fashion glamour!

With our favourite Bollywood celebrities upping their fashion game at each and every award show, we take a look at the stunning stars and their outfits that graced the red carpet.

Sparkles, metallics and copious amount of glitter seemed popular themes of the evening. And some of cinema’s leading ladies of years passed proved they still had the power to teach us a few things about style.

DESIblitz presents some of the best dressed looks of the evening and those few stars that sadly fell off the fashion pedestal.

Best Dressed Women

Manushi Chhillar

The newly crowned Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar sizzled in cherry red at the Filmfare Awards 2018.

The beauty queen looked beautiful in a red sequined dress by Sonakshi Raaj. While the dress itself stopped above the knee, layers of red satin overflowed down the sides to give a ball gown effect.

Manushi also won the prize for best accessories as she paired her silver clutch and strappy heels with her Miss World crown.

The graceful model notably charmed Shahrukh Khan and Ranveer Singh on stage at the awards as they grooved to some popular dance numbers.

Parineeti Chopra

One of our favourite looks of the evening was donned by the bubbly beauty, Parineeti.

The metallic silver and black print by Kujuta and Meri was a dazzling choice. While the actress kept her hair simple and straight, she accessorised with a thin black belt and silver drop earrings.

Parineeti was pure glittery perfection on the red carpet!

Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone stunned in this metallic pink off-the-shoulder panelled gown. The two-tone structured dress with silver detailing oozed uptown glamour. The starlet kept her hair loose and tousled.

Sunny had a number of outfit changes throughout the night. The actress mesmerised the Filmfare audience as she performed some of her most popular item numbers on stage, including ‘Baby Doll’ and ‘Laila Main Laila’.


A veteran of Indian cinema, Rekha’s proves time and time again that she is an icon of Indian fashion. While the actress regularly wears traditional sarees when she’s out and about, her style and grace are truly unmatched.

At Filmfare, she opted for her trademark Kanjeevaram saree in hues of royal blue, green and gold. The two-toned saree looked perfect when matched with a contrasting blouse.

Rekha also kept her luscious locks down and paired her outfit with regal gold jewellery.

Madhuri Dixit-Nene

Madhuri took our breath away with this floor-length black gown with floral prints by Mark Bumgarner. The slits in the shoulders and cinched waist accentuated her incredible figure.

The leading lady let her dress do most of the talking, as she kept her hair back in a low ponytail. For accessories, she opted for a few emerald jewels and, of course, her dazzling smile.

Best Dressed Men

Ranveer Singh

As is true of his every red carpet appearance, Ranveer Singh deserves the crown for most quirky and original outfit.

Showing his love for Hindi cinema, the Bollywood hero wore a custom-made suit that was printed with iconic film posters.

They included cult 80s and 90s films like Baazigar, Ghayal and Amar Akbar Anthony. The actor told Shahrukh Khan on stage: “People eat movies, drink movies, I even wear movies.”

Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor, who is arguably one of Bollywood’s most fashionable men, looked incredibly dapper in an all-white suit.

The textured jacket in the classy hue is incredibly difficult to pull off at the best of times. But Kapoor proves he can, as he paired the look with shiny black dress shoes and an open collar.

Rajkummar Rao

Leading man, Rajkummar Rao took home all the big awards at Filmfare 2018, and he very much looked the part while doing so.

The talented actor opted for a tailored grey suit, black skinny tie with a silver pin and a printed pocket square. Joining him on the red carpet was his equally stunning girlfriend, Patralekha.

With Filmfare being the first big awards ceremony of 2018, the Bollywood crowd sure upped their game. Sadly a few of our favourite stars failed to impress.

Alia Bhatt’s pastel pink/lilac number was a bad choice. The gown drowned out Alia’s stunning figure with its unflattering waterfall layers. While Bhatt usually nails the red carpet look, this year’s dress shape looked awkward and her hair with a princess clip was also uninspired.

On the men’s side, Arjun Kapoor failed to impress us with his alternative to the traditional suit. While we’ll give him credit for opting for a more Eastern look, the military style jacket looked too bulky when compared to his black trousers underneath!

Winners of the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018

Aside from the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, the evening celebrated the stars and talent behind some of our favourite Indian films of 2017. Take a look at the full winners list here:

Best Film
Hindi Medium

Critics’ Award for Best Film

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)
Vidya Balan for Tumhari Sulu

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)
Irrfan Khan for Hindi Medium

Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male)
Rajkummar Rao for Trapped

Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female)
Zaira Wasim for Secret Superstar

Best Director
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for Bareilly Ki Barfi

Best Debut Director
Konkona Sen Sharma for A Death in the Gunj

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)
Rajkummar Rao for Bareilly Ki Barfi

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Meher Vij for Secret Superstar

Best Dialogue
Hitesh Kewalya for Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Best Screenplay
Shubhashish Bhutiani for Mukti Bhavan

Best Original Story
Amit Masurkar for Newton

Best Actor (Male) in a Short Film
Jackie Shroff for Khujli

Best Actor (Female) in a Short Film
Shefali Shah for Juice

People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film

Best Short Film (Fiction)

Best Short Film (Non Fiction)
Invisible Wings

Best Music Album
Pritam for Jagga Jasoos

Best Playback Singer (Male)
Arijit Singh for ‘Roke Na Ruke Naina’ from Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Meghna Mishra for ‘Nachdi Phira’ from Secret Superstar

Best Lyrics
Amitabh Bhattacharya for ‘Ullu Ka Pattha’ from Jagga Jasoos

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mala Sinha and Bappi Lahiri

Best Choreography
Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani for ‘Galti Se Mistake’ from Jagga Jasoos

Best Background Score
Pritam for Jagga Jasoos

Best Action
Tom Struthers for Tiger Zinda Hai

Best Cinematography
Sirsha Ray for A Death In The Gunj

Best Editing
Nitin Baid for Trapped

Best Production Design
Parul Sondh for Daddy

Best Sound Design
Anish John for Trapped

Best Costume
Rohit Chaturvedi for A Death In The Gunj

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Aisha is an editor and a creative writer. Her passions include music, theatre, art and reading. Her motto is “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

Images courtesy of Filmfare