|Rockstar sweeps music category at 7th Apsara Awards - Jan 26th, 2012 - Indo-Asian News Service|
|Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan picked the best actors'
trophies at the star-studded seventh edition of Chevrolet Apsara Awards here Wednesday night for their performance in "Rockstar" and "The Dirty Picture" respectively.
The best film award went to "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", and Zoya Akhtar won the best director for the movie. Her actor-filmmaker brother Farhan took home the best supporting actor award for the movie too.
The best supporting actress award went to Priyanka Chopra's cousin Parineeti, for her portrayal of a bubbly, rich, spoilt Delhi girl in "Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl". The act also bagged the best debutant (female) award for her.
The best debutant (male) honour went to southern actor Rana Daggubati for his first Bollywood project "Dum Maro Dum".
The best choreography trophy was picked by Bosco-Caesar for the peppy title track of "Desi Boyz".
Irshad Kamil picked the best lyrics award for "Naadaan parindey" from the film "Rockstar", while the best music award went to Oscar winning composer A.R.Rahman for the same film.
Mohit Chauhan, who became the voice of Ranbir's character in "Rockstar" walked away with the best singer (male) award for the cult song "Sadda haq". Among the females, Shreya Ghoshal took the honour for her rendition of romantic number "Teri meri" from the movie "Bodyguard".
A special award was bestowed upon megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the last season of "Kaun Banega Crorepati", which proved to be a worthy platform for the common man.
The Apsara Awards, organised by the Film and Television Producers Guild of India in association with Wizcraft International Entertainment and channel Colors, was hosted by witty filmmakers Farah Khan and Karan Johar. It had a line-up of entertaining acts.
A highlight was the kickstarting of the celebrations of 100 years of Indian cinema . As a special segment of the celebrations, the awards night hosted a special tribute dedicated to the cinema legends and their glorious years in Bollywood. Veteran stars like Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman and Jaya Bachchan came upon the stage for it.
Source: Indo-Asian News Service