Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Kriti Sanon, Sushant Singh Rajput, Nana Patekar, Sooraj Bajatya, Kabir Khan, amongst others attended the Zee Cine Awards 2016.
The event was hosted by Shahid Kapoor and Karan Johar, whereas Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor co-hosted a few segments.
Apart from the usual awards like Best Actor (Male/Female), Best Film, and Best Music, one award which stood out was Best Debutant Female.
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Major award shows this year marked the beautiful performance by child-artist Harshaali Malhotra in Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Best Child Artist award. However, Zee Cine went ahead and nominated her for Best Debutant Female, an award she eventually won.
Among other nominations, the Best Debutant Female award was shared by Harshaali Malhotra (Bajrangi Bhaijaan) and Bhumi Pednekar (Dum Laga Ke Haisha).
On the other hand, the Best Actor Popular was awarded to Salman Khan for Bajrangi Bhaijaan whereas the Best Actor Jury was won by Ranveer Singh for Bajirao Mastani.
Director Kabir Khan went and accepted the award on behalf of Salman Khan as the actor does not believe in accepting awards. At the Zine Cine Awards red carpet, Salman Khan said,
"I get very happy when my fellow industry friends win awards for their work, but the awards don't matter to me at all. I like to attend these functions as they are a form of get together for me. I think these award functions should not nominate me at all. I have been here for 25 years, so I think instead of nominating me; they should give the younger generation a chance. I can come and perform, I can attend, but I think younger generation should get the awards."
Check out the complete list of winners at Zee Cine Awards.
- Best film (jury) - Bajirao Mastani
- Best director (jury) - Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani
- Best actor female (jury) - Deepika Padukone for Piku
- Best actor male (jury) - Amitabh Bachchan for Piku & Ranveer Singh for Bajirao Mastani
- Song of the year (viewers' choice) - Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
- Best film (viewers' choice) - Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Best actress (viewers' choice) - Deepika Padukone for Bajirao Mastani
- Best actor (viewers' choice) - Salman Khan for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Best debutant male - Vicky Kaushal for Masaan
- Best debutant female - Bhumi Pednekar for Dum Laga Ke Haisha & Harshali Malhotra for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Best debutant director - Neeraj Ghaywan for Masaan
- Best actor in a comic role - Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Best actor in a negative role - Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Badlapur
- Best supporting actor female - Shweta Tripathi for Masaan
- Best supporting actor male - Sanjay Mishra for Masaan
- Best background score - Sanchit Balhara for Bajirao Mastani
- Best visual effects - Prasad Sutar for Bajirao Mastani
- Best action - Shyam Kaushal for Bajirao Mastani
- Best choreography - Ganesh Acharya for Malhari -Bajirao Mastani
- Best cinematography - Sudeep Chatterjee for Bajirao Mastani
- Best story - Juhi Chaturvedi for Piku
- Best dialogue - Juhi Chaturvedi for Piku
- Best screenplay - Juhi Chaturvedi for Piku
- Outstanding contribution to Indian cinema - Ajay Devgn
- Best lyrics - Varun Grover for Moh Moh Ke Dhaagey - Dum Laga Ke Haisha
- Best music - Anu Malik for Dum Laga Ke Haisha
- Best female playback singer - Shreya Ghoshal for Mohe Rang Do Lal - Bajirao Mastani
- Best male playback singer - Mohit Chauhaan for Matargashti - Tamasha and Arijit Singh for Sooraj Dooba- Roy