MUMBAI: Salman Khan starrer Dabangg directed by Abhinav Kashyap and UTV’s Udaan directed by Vikramaditya Motwane walked away with the maximum number of awards at the Global Indian Film and TV honors, 2011, hosted by Balaji.
While Dabangg won the popular honor for Best Film; Abhinav Kashyap was adjudged most promising director for Dabangg and Farah Khan won the best choreography honor for Munni Badnaam Hu (Dabangg). On the other hand, Udaan won the jury honors for Best Film and Best Director as well as the award for being the year’s best break out film and Ronit Roy won the award for best actor in a negative role for Udaan.
Balaji Telefilms hosted India’s 1st Film and Television Awards The Global Indian Film & Television Honors (GIFTH) – 2011.
The event was held at Yash Raj Studios and was attended by some of the biggest names in film and television industry.
The event was anchored by Sajid Khan, Mona Singh and Boman Irani. Kareena Kapoor paid tribute to Sridevi, while the others who performed at the event were Prachi Desai, Ranveer Singh, TV actresses Ankita Lokhande, Ragini and Mahi Vij.
The best of 2010 in film and television was decided entirely through a combination of jury and public voting, audited by Ernst & Young. The others who won the awards were Hrithik Roshan and Neetu Singh-Kapoor who bagged awards for Guzaarish and Do Dooni Chaar respectively. Vidya Balan won the popular honor for Best Popular Actress for Ishqiya while Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn tied for My Name Is Khan and Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai respectively.
Rohit Shetty picked up the Best Director Honor for Golmaal 3. Sanjay Mishra won the honor for best actor in a comic role for Phas Gaye Re Obama.
Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha and Rajat Barmecha won the Colors Best Debut Honors while Arjun Rampal and Zarina Wahab bagged Best Supporting Actors for Raajneeti and My Name Is Khan respectively. Farah Khan also won the best choreography honor for Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan).
Ajay Devgn was bestowed the award for Box Office Star of 2010 which was picked up on his behalf by wife Kajol while Dharmendra was felicitated by Yash Chopra for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema for over 50 years.
Some of the others who attended the Balaji event included Sushil Kumar Shinde, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Hiroo Yash Johar, Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, Kajol, Sonali Bendre-Behl, Yash and Pamela Chopra, R. Balki, Ram Kapoor, Rashmi Desai, Pooja, Nandish Sandhu, Ankita Lokhande, Rakesh and Pinky Roshan, Vishal and Rekha Bhardwaj, Farah Khan, Arjun Rampal, Ashmit Patel, Randhir Kapoor, Shabina Khan, Zareen Khan, Prem Chopra, Punit Malhotra, Tarun Mansukhani, Abhinav Kashyap, Wajid (of Sajid-Wajid), Lalit Pandit, Shriya Saran, Divya Dutta, Anita Hassanandani, Vidya Malvade, Mugdha Godse, Tusshar Kapoor, Neetu and Rishi Kapoor, Sameer and Neelam Soni, Ranveer Singh and Arbaaz Khan.