Awards season has kicked off and the iconic Amitabh Bachchan will probably need to put up more shelves… The actor was honoured with the International Icon of the Year award at the Sansui COLORS Stardust Awards. Veteran actress Asha Parekh, on the other hand, walked away with Lifetime Achievement award.
The star-studded award ceremony, held on Sunday, was co-hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Riteish Deshmukh along with COCKTAIL star Saif Ali Khan.
QUEEN and HIGHWAY dominated the winners’ list of Searchlight awards (small budget, big concept). QUEEN also bagged Best Actress (Kangana Ranaut), and Best Film, while its director Vikas Bahl shared Best Director award with Imtiaz Ali, who helmed HIGHWAY.
Ali’s movie also won the Best Actor – Male award for Randeep Hooda, while his co-star Alia Bhatt bagged the Superstar Of Tomorrow – Female trophy. Under the Achievers Of The Year (rulers of box office 2014) category, the film of the year went to “Happy New Year”. Its director Farah Khan won the Dream Director Award, while the movie’s star Shah Rukh Khan was honoured with Best Actor – Thriller/Action trophy. He also walked home with Star Of The Year – Male award. The blockbuster’s lead actress Deepika Padukone won the Star Of The Year – Female award.