Kangana Ranaut took the ‘Best Actress’ award for her brilliant performance in Queen.
It’s that time of year again! 2014 is ending and the award season is approaching.
After the magnificent work produced in 2014 from Bollywood, it’s time to award and credit all the hard work that was put in. From the people in front of the camera to the people behind it.
For 2014, the Stardust Awards teamed up with Colors and Sansui after discontinuing their partnership with Sony Max. Their 25 categories celebrate the best and most promising of the film community.
The annual Searchlight Stardust Awards began in 2003 and are the only award function that focuses on applauding and commending the new upcoming talent of Bollywood.
Hosts of this year were everyone’s favourite chat-show host and director, Karan Johar and comedy actor, Ritesh Deshmukh.
Both known to be great presenters, and with Ritesh’s impeccable comic timing, both personalities brought an interesting twist to the event.
Karan was also later joined by Saif Ali Khan to offer more hilarious entertainment to the star-studded audience.
Along with a glamorous red carpet, no Indian awards ceremony would be complete without some thamakada performances from Bollywood’s elite.
Performing on the night were the likes of Parineeti Chopra, and Madhuri Dixit who danced to popular Disco Hits. Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor also took to the stage, but all eyes were on Shahrukh Khan’s grand entrance, which as expected led to a spectacular performance.
Shahrukh celebrated the success of Happy New Year, which won ‘Film of the Year’, while Farah Khan took the ‘Dream Director’ award. King Khan himself reigned supreme with ‘Best Actor – Thriller/Action’ and the ‘Star of the Year’ award.
The ‘Star Of The Year’ certainly grabbed a lot of attention, especially as the nominations included both Shahrukh Khan for Happy New Year and Salman Khan for Kick. If the two stars weren’t in conflict already, the award was definitely a surprise for both SRK and Sallu fans.
With so many female oriented films seeing commercial and critical success in 2014, all eyes were on the ‘Female’ categories, and the women of Bollywood certainly didn’t disappoint.
Kangana Ranaut took the ‘Searchlight Best Actress’ award for her brilliant performance in Queen which not only got her critical but commercial success, but also entered the 100 crore club.
Queen deservedly won the ‘Searchlight Best Film’ award as well as the ‘Best Director’ award for Vikas Bahl who shared it with Imtiaz Ali (Highway).
Priyanka Chopra took the ‘Best Actress – Drama’ award for her action packed performance in Mary Kom, one of her most gruelling roles to date, as she had to get into the skin of the character by changing her physique.
Musical talent Kanika Kapoor also stole the show with ‘Best Playback Singer – Female’. In an exclusive Gupshup with DESIblitz, Kanika told us: “I am absolutely thrilled. Everybody has been working very hard. It’s like a dream come true.”
The singer who has made a big entry into the Bollywood industry was nominated for her smash hit ‘Baby Doll’ and new dance anthem ‘Lovely’. Both songs which stormed the music charts gave her a slight upper hand over her opponents.
Speaking about her immense success with her songs, she added: “It’s not just my achievement. Everyone has been putting a lot of effort and work into this. Like my parents and friends, so it’s down to everybody’s effort.”
Here is the list of winners of the Sansui Colors Stardust Awards 2014:
Randeep Hooda (Highway)
Kangana Ranaut (Queen)
Vikas Bahl (Queen) AND Imtiaz Ali (Highway)
NEW TALENT AWARDS
Superstar of Tomorrow – Male
Tiger Shroff (Heropanti)
Superstar of Tomorrow – Female
Alia Bhatt (Highway)
Breakthrough Supporting Performance – Male
Siddharth Shukla (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania)
Breakthrough Supporting Performance – Female
Huma Qureshi (Dedh Ishqiya)
ACHIEVERS OF THE YEAR 2014
Film of the Year
Happy New Year
Farah Khan (Happy New Year)
Best Actor – Drama
Shahid Kapoor (Haider)
Best Actress – Drama
Priyanka Chopra (Mary Kom)
Best Actor – Thriller / Action
Shah Rukh Khan (Happy New Year)
Best Actress – Thriller / Action
Rani Mukerji (Mardaani)
Best Actor – Romance/Comedy
Varun Dhawan (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania)
Best Actress – Romance/Comedy
Sonam Kapoor (Khoobsurat)
Star of the Year – Male
Shah Rukh Khan (Happy New Year)
Star of the Year -Female
Deepika Padukone (Happy New Year / Finding Fanny)
Best Actor – Negative Role
Sonu Sood (Entertainment)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male
Govinda (Kill Dil)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female
Kausar Munir (‘Dil Ne Dastar Khan Bichaaya’ – Daawat-e-Ishq)
Best Playback Singer – Male
Ankit Tiwari (‘Galiyaan’ – Ek Villain)
Best Playback Singer – Female
Kanika Kapoor (‘Baby Doll’ – Ragini MMS 2)
Style Diva of 2014
Jodi of the Year
Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor (Gunday)
International Icon Award
Pride of Film Industry
Biggest Grosser of 2014
Sajid Nadiadwala (Kick)
Special awards were also given to Asha Parekh who received the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award and Anupam Kher who won the ‘Pride of Film Industry’ award.
With so many awards, in so many categories showcasing the ever-expanding genre of Indian cinema, the Stardust Awards 2014 celebrated the achievements and talents of all.
A thoroughly entertaining night of Bollywood glitz and glamour, you can catch the full awards show on Colors TV in January 2015. Congratulations to all of the winners!