Aishwarya cemented her return by winning ‘Power-Packed Performance of the Year’
Rounding off 2015 is the arrival of Bollywood’s award season. The annual Sansui Colors Stardust Awards took place on December 21 in starry Mumbai.
Bollywood greats rocked the red carpet, from the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.
The evening welcomed power-packed performances, including a live tribute to Bollywood romance from SRK and Kajol.
Shahid Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan also set the stage alight with brilliant dance performances.
Another highlight was man-of-the-moment Ranveer Singh who danced to ‘Malhari’ from his latest release, Bajirao Mastani.
While gowns and tuxes were the theme of the night, some celebrity stars opted for an alternative take to awards ceremony attire.
Former Miss India International, Sonnalli Seygall, surprised the crowd with a sexy Surya Sarkar jumpsuit. Aside from being a head-turner, Sonnalli oozed style excellence with this stunning silver-grey number with gold strappy heels:
“I love this time of the season where all the award functions are lined up,” Sonnalli explained.
“While I did make few appearances and also enjoy wearing elegant floor length gowns, I was very clear of doing something different for this particular red carpet event.”
The awards themselves celebrated the diverse collection of Indian cinema from the last 12 months.
It was refreshing to see a mix of commercial films alongside independent releases.
Shonali Bose, director of Margarita, With A Straw won ‘Filmmaker of the Year’ alongside Meghna Gulzar who directed Talvar.
The ‘Editor’s Choice Performer of the Year (Female)’ went to Richa Chadha for her film Masaan, while Irrfan Khan bagged ‘Editor’s Choice Performer of the Year (Male)’ for his role in Talvar.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan cemented her return to the big screen by winning ‘Power-Packed Performance of the Year’, given to her by Rekha.
In the ‘Best Actor’ category, both Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone were acknowledged. Bachchan took the award for Shamitabh, while Deepika took the award for her excellent role in Piku.
Salman fans were delighted to see their hero win big with the ‘Best Film’ award for the brilliant Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Child star who played ‘Munni’ in the film, Harshaali Malhotra, also took the award for ‘Breakthrough Performance by a Child Artiste’.
Here is the full list of winners of the Sansui Colors Stardust Awards 2015:
Best Actor of the Year (Male)
Best Actor of the Year (Female)
Deepika Padukone for Piku
Kabir Khan for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Editors Film of the Year
Dum Lagake Haisha
Best Film of the Year
Filmmaker of the Year
Meghna Gulzar for Talvar and Shonali Bose for Margarita, With A Straw
Breakthrough Performance by a Child Artiste
Harshaali Malhotra for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Costume Design
Niharika Khan for Bombay Velvet
Sriram Raghavan and Arijit Biswas for Badlapur
Varun Grover for Tu Kisi Rail Si from Masaan
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Palak Muchhal for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Armaan Malik for Main Hoon Hero Tera from Hero
Best Music Director
Amit Trivedi for Shaandaar
Best Music Album
T-Series for Roy
Remo D’Souza for Any Body Can Dance 2
Varun Grover for Masaan
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Shefali Shah for Dil Dhadakne Do
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Anil Kapoor for Dil Dhadakne Do
Best Actor in a Negative Role
Randeep Hooda for Main Aur Charles
Best Debut (Male)
Sooraj Pancholi for Hero
Best Debut (Female)
Bhumi Pednekar for Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Best Debut Couple
Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty for Hero
Power-Packed Performance of the Year
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Jazbaa
Best Actor in a Comic Role
Kartik Aaryan for Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2
Style Icon of the Year
Editor’s Choice Performer of the Year (Female)
Richa Chadha for Masaan
Editor’s Choice Performer of the Year (Male)
Irrfan Khan for Talvar
Lifetime Achievement Award
Pride of the Industry
Sansui Entertainer of the Year
Special Recognition to a Casting Director
With 2015 being a great year for Indian cinema, Bollywood’s upcoming award season promises to be a competitive one.
Congratulations to all of the winners!