Bollywood awards in the Caribbean

Trinidad is the new host to the annual Bollywood awards at a gala function at the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad on June 10. Experts will make the final selection of eight editions of the awards:

Leading the pack in the list on nominations is mega superstar Amitabh Bachchan starrer Black which has been nominated in ten categories including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress. Paheli, which pairs Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee is second with six nominations, followed by another Bachchan starrer Sarkar, which has five nominations. Besides Big B, the nominees in the Best Actor category are SRK (Paheli), Saif Ali Khan
(Parineeta), Anupam Kher ( Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara ) and Akshay Kumar ( Garam Masala ).

Rani (Black) finds herself nominated along with Preity Zinta (Salaam Namaste), Urmila Matondkar (Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara), Priyanka Chopra ( Waqt – A Race Against Time ) and Konkana Sen (Page 3) in the Best Actress category.

Nominated in the Best Director category are Shaad Ali ( Bunty Aur Babli ), Ram Gopal Varma (Sarkar), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Black), Nagesh Kukunoor ( Iqbal ) and Madhur Bhandarkar (Page 3).