Winners of Times of India Film Awards 2013

A Bollywood celebration took place in Canada for the first Times of India Film Awards 2013. Major names gathered in Vancouver to receive the winning awards.

"I really owe this to Aishwarya and the love and support she has given me"

Bollywood awards events are an increasing form of recognition for the industry. For the first time, The Times of India hosted its Times of India Film Awards 2013 in Vancouver BC, Canada.

The awards attracted attendance of many A-list names from the Bollywood fraternity. Including Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwaryia Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Ranibr Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Jimmy Shergill, Katrina Kaif, Urmila Matondkar, Bohman Irani, Chunky Pandey, Neha Dhupia and Prabhu Deva.

Abhishek and Aishwariya at the Times of India Film Awards 2013At the event, BC’s Premier Christy Clark addressed the crowds wearing an Indian outfit and said:

“I hope that all of you from around the world who have come here have found that you are at home in British Columbia…a province that welcomes with open arms people from all over the world.” She added: Let’s use this wonderful celebration of Indian film to continue to build more bridges of opportunity between us.

SRK and Gauri at the Times of India Film Awards 2013Shahrukh was at the ceremony with his wife Gauri. When asked if he valued awards events, SRK said: “I like awards and I appreciate them. I feel most of the awards that we have in India, are for years of work that we have done, rather than just one show, and above all that, it is nice to see the (film) community together (at such events). We get five seven opportunities a year where everyone get together, so it’s a time to celebrate.”

The glitzy night included performances by Abhishek and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Sunidhi Chauhan, Hard Kaur and was hosted by Bohman Irani.

The night was taken by Barfi which won seven awards bringing Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra into the limelight, winning the Best Actor and Best Actress awards respectively. Other winners included Abhishek Bachchan as Best Actor in a Comic Role for Bol Bachan, Ajay Atul as Best Music Director for Agneepath and Dolly Ahluwalia as Best Supporting Actor – Female for Vicky Donor.

Upon collecting his award, Abhishek said: “I would like to thank my family for firstly having me because things wouldn’t have worked without that. I really owe this to Aishwarya and the love and support she has given me. She makes me the person that I am.”

Red Carpet stars

Priyanka Chopra who won the the best actress category said: “This is a very special moment for me as my dad came all the way flying 30 hours to be with me. Thanks, papa.”

Here is are the winners of the Times of India Film Awards 2013:

Best Film

Best Actor
Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi)

Best Actress
Priyanka Chopra (Barfi)

Best Supporting Actor – Male
Annu Kapoor (Vicky Donor)

Best Supporting Actor – Female
Dolly Ahluwalia (Vicky Donor)

Best Actor in Negative Role
Rishi Kapoor (Agneepath)

Best Actor in a Comic Role
Abhishek Bachchan Bol Bachchan

Best Debut Actor – Male
Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Donor)

Best Debut Actor – Female
Ileana D’Cruz (Barfi)

Best Director
Anurag Basu (Barfi)

Best Music Director
Ajay Atul (Agneepath)

Best Lyricist
Gulzar (Saans – Jab Tak Hai Jaan)

Best Playback Singer – Male
Sonu Nigam (Abhi Mujhme Kahi – Agneepath)

Best Playback Singer – Female
Shalmali Kholgade (Pareshaan – Ishaqzaade)

Critics Awards

Best Film
Gangs of Wasseypur

Best Debut Director
Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)

Best Actor Female
Deepika Padukone (Cocktail)

Best Actor Male
Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar)

Technical Awards

Best Editing
Namrata Rao (Kahaani)

Best Cinematography
S Ravi Varman (Barfi)

Best Choreography
Ganesh Acharya (Chikni Chameli – Agneepath)

Best Special Effects
Kvsanjit and Rajiv Ghosh (Raaz 3)

Best Costume Design
Aki Narula and Shafalina (Barfi)

Best Art Direction
Rajat Podar (Barfi)

Best Action
Conrad Palmisano and Markos (Ek Tha Tiger)

Best Background Score
Pritam (Barfi)

Best Sound Recording
Anita Khushwaha (Talaash)

Best Story
Advaita Kala and Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)

Best Screenplay
Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)

Best Dialogue
Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Zeishan Quadri and Sachin Ladia (Gangs of Wasseypur)

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