Bollywood's finest gathered in Mumbai on 15 January for the 61st edition of the Filmfare Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan and Kapil Sharma, saw some predictable wins and some rather surprising ones too.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus, Bajirao Mastani swept a number of awards at the glitzy ceremony. Bajirao Mastani won Best Film, while Sanjay Leela Bhansali bagged the Best Director Award for the epic.
Priyanka Chopra was honoured with the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) for her performance in the film. The music too, won acclaim. Shreya Ghoshal won Best Playback Singer (Female) for the track Deewani mastani in the film Bajirao Mastani.
That's not all, Ranveer Singh won the Best Actor Award for his role as 18th century Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I in the film.
Shoojit Sircar's drama on a Bengali father-daughter duo, Piku, was not far behind. The film won the Critics' Choice Best Film Award. The Best Actress Award went to Deepika Padukone for her stellar performance as that of a doting daughter in the heartwarming drama.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan won the Critics' Choice Best Actor (Male) award for Piku. He later tweeted:
"Time is short...so Best Actor Critics' at Filmfare for Piku...happy and content".
Kangana Ranaut won the Critics' Choice Best Actor (Female) Award for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Anil Kapoor took home the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) Award for Dil Dhadakne Do.
-- With inputs from IANS