So the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards happened last night in India and what a fabulous night it was! Emotions were running high throughout the award ceremony as various amazing actors received recognition for their tremendous work.
Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar hosted the event and reigning Miss World, Manushi Chhillar graced the red carpet with her appearance to join King Khan and Ranveer Singh on the dance floor for some leg shaking. The night saw many power-packed performances by numerous celebrities including Sunny Leone, Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra.
However, the highlight of this Filmfare was easily Irrfan Khan and Vidya Balan who won the Best Actor in Leading Role awards. Vidya Balan received the award for Tumhari Sulu by the legendary Rekha and Irrfan Khan won the award for his amazing performance in Hindi Medium.
Rajkumar Rao also bagged two awards – Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male) for Bareilly Ki Barfi and Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male) for Trapped.
Hindi Medium won the Best Film award and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari bagged the Best Director award for Bareilly Ki Barfi. The film Secret Superstar also won Meher Vij the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) award and Zaira Wasim the Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female) award. Truly well deserving candidates!
Ranveer Singh also paid tribute to Bappi Lahiri with an amazing performance on his memorable tunes as he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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We also saw Konkona Sen Sharma received Best Debut Director award for her film A Death in the Gunj by the esteemed Jaya Bachchan and Sonali Bendre. Arijit Singh won the Filmfare Best Playback Singer (Male) for Badrinath Ki Dulhania’s ‘Roke Na Ruke Naina’ while Meghna Mishra received the Filmfare Best Playback Singer (Female) award for Secret Superstar’s ‘Nachdi Phira’.
And thankfully Oscar-nominated movie Newton was not all that behind and grabbed the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film while Amit V. Masurkar won the award for the Best Original Story. The Filmfare nominations had received heavy criticism for not giving Newton the required recognition.
One of the best performances was by Ayushman Khurrana who gave soulful renditions of many old Hindi songs like ‘Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye’, ‘Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Nata’, ‘Keh Doon Tumhe Ya Chup Rahu’, etc. to a speechless audience.