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Shah Rukh, Rani Mukherjee bag awards

MUMBAI, FEB. 27. Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee were adjudged best actors as the Yash Chopra-directed cross-border love saga `Veer Zaara' bagged the best film award at the SGI 50th Filmfare awards at a star-studded function here yesterday tonight.

Kunal Kohli was adjudged the best director for `Hum Tum', a Yash Chopra production which also won three more awards.

Shah Rukh and Rani won awards for their performances in much-acclaimed `Swades' and `Hum Tum' respectively.

For Rani it was a grand double as the awards entered the golden jubilee year this year. She also won best supporting actress award for her role in `Yuva'. Abhishek Bachchan also won the award for his role in `Yuva', directed by Mani Ratnam.

The function was attended by leading lights of the Hindi film industry and current stars and actors of yesteryear. The Samajwadi Party leader, Amar Singh, and industrialist Anil Ambani were among the audience.

Javed Akhtar, Alka Yagnik and Kunal Ganjawala also picked awards. Akhtar, who recently turned 60, was adjudged the best lyricist for `Veer Zaara', Mr. Chopra's first direction in almost seven years.

Akhtar became the second person in the Filmfare awards where all five nominations were for his lyrics.

Alka Yagnik and Kunal Ganjawala were adjudged as the best playback singers for their films `Hum Tum' and `Murder'. For Alka, it was her seventh award.

Sony Golden Glory awards went to evergreen actor Dev Anand and Rekha.

Best actress in villainous role was bagged by Priyanka Chopra for her role in the Abbas-Mastan directed `Aitraaz', while Saif Ali Khan was declared best actor in a comic role in `Hum Tum'.

Shah Rukh also walked away with the Filmfare Power Award given to a person for contribution for the year.

Ramesh Sippy-made `Sholay' was declared the best film in 50 years.

On the occasion, Dilip Kumar, Naushad and Lata Mangeshkar were also honoured by Maharashtra Chief Miniser Vilasrao Deshmukh.

In the critics category, Mani Ratnam directed `Yuva' was adjudged best feature film; Govind Nihalani as best director for `Dev'; Kareena Kapoor as best actress for `Dev' and Pankaj Kapoor as best actor for Vishal Bhardwaj-directed `Maqbool'.

Life achievement award went to super star of yesteryears Rajesh Khanna.

Following are the awards: Best film: Veer Zaara; Best Director: Kunal Kohli (Hum Tum); Best actor: Shah Rukh Khan (Swades); Best Actress: Rani Mukherjee (Hum Tum); Best supporting actor: Abhishek Bachchan (Yuva); Best supporting actress: Rani Mukherjee (Yuva); Best Lyricist: Javed Akhtar (Veer Zaara); Best Music Director: Anu Malik (Main Hoon Haa); Best playback singer (female): Alka Yagnik (Hum Tum); Best playback singer (male) Kunal Ganjawala (Murder); Best actor in villainous role (female): Priyanka Chopra (Aitraaz); Best actor in comic role: Saif Ali Khan (Hum Tum); Filmfare Power award: Shah Rukh Khan. Best film in 50 years; Sholay. Best Sound design-Dhoom; Best action: Vikram Dharma (Yuva); Best cinematography: Christopher Pop ( Lakshya); Best editing: Rameshwar S Bhagat (Dhoom); Best background score: A R Rehman (Swades); Best dialogue: Aditya Chopra (Veer-Zaara; Best Screenplay: Mani Ratnam (Yuva); Best Story award: Aditya Chopra (Veera Zaara); Best art director: Sabu Cyril (Yuva); Best chreography:Prabhu Deva (Lakshya); Sony Best scene of the year: Hum Tum; R D Burman award: Kunal G (Murder); Best Debut Award: Ayesha Takia (Tarzan-The Wonder Car). Sony Golden Glory award (male): Dev Anand; Sony Golden Glory Award (female): Rekha. — UNI

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