The year 2014 has been rather remarkable for Bollywood – now it’s time to commemorate!
Yesterday’s Stardust Awards in Mumbai officially kicked off this year’s award season. Sansui, Colors and Stardust come together for the first time to bring us this ostentatious awards occasion. The 12th edition of Sansui Colors Stardust Awards night witnessed the presence of the biggest Bollywood celebrities who collectively reenacted this year’s most entertaining on screen instants.
Taking the extravaganza to the next level, the star studded event featured electrical performances by the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor, among others, with the award ceremony hosted by director Karan ‘KJo’ Johar and actor Riteish Deshmukh.
Although Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ was slammed by critics – as a rip-off of the Hollywood hit ‘Now You See Me’, it still managed to clinch the highest number of trophies at this year’s Stardust Awards, including; ‘Film of the Year’, ‘Dream Director’ for Farah Khan, ‘Star of The Year – Female’ for Deepika Padukone, and – not one, but two awards for Shah Rukh Khan: ‘Star of The Year – Male’ and ‘Best Actor’.
Vikas Bahl’s ‘Queen’ came in at a close second, bagging the Searchlight awards for Best Film, Best Actress for Kangana Ranaut, and Best Director – shared with Imtiaz Ali for Highway. Deepika Padukone took home the biggest female award for star of the year. Priyanka Chopra won ‘Best Actress – Drama’ for playing the boxing champion in ‘Mary Kom’. Sonam Kapoor won ‘Best Actress – Romance/Comedy’ for her leading role in Khoobsurat.
According to The Times of India, the event was executed by the Morani Brothers’ Entertainment Company, and for 2014, the Stardust Awards teamed up with Colors and Sansui after discontinuing their partnership with Sony Max.
Speaking about the partnership, COO of Sansui, Amitabh Tiwari stated, “This association is very exciting and promising. Both Stardust and Colors stand for entertainment and Sansui for quality entertainment by offering technologically advanced televisions and mobile phones. Hence it couldn’t have been better than this and we look forward to a successful long term association.”
Raj Nayak, CEO, Colors added, “This is our first year of partnership with Stardust and Sansui, and we are collectively working towards creating this show. We have partnered with EY to tabulate and audit the results to ensure transparency. We have a great lineup of performances and I am sure that it will live up to the viewers’ expectations.”
The 2014 Sansui Colors Stardust Awards drew all of Bollywood’s royalty into one room. From actors in front of the cameras to the support staff behind them, it’s time to recognize and reward all the hard work that goes into producing these movies, that are paid little further attention to once watched.
Randeep Hooda for Highway- Best Actor
Kangana Ranaut for Queen- Best Actress
Queen- Best Film
Imtiaz Ali for Highway/ Vikas Bahl for Queen- Best Director
New Talent Awards
Tiger Shroff for Heropanti – Superstar of Tomorrow- Male
Alia Bhatt for Highway- Superstar of Tomorrow- Female
Sidharth Shukla for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya- Breakthrough Supporting Performance- Male
Huma Qureshi for Dedh Ishqiya- Breakthrough Supporting Performance- Female
Rulers of Box Office 2014
Happy New Year- Film of the Year
Farah Khan- Dream Director
Shahid Kapoor for Haider- Best Actor (Drama)
Priyanka Chopra for Mary Kom- Best Actress (Drama)
Shah Rukh Khan for Happy New Year- Best Actor (Thriller/Action)
Rani Mukerji for Mardaani- Best Actress (Thriller/Action)
Varun Dhawan for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya- Best Actor (Romance/Comedy)
Sonam Kapoor for Khoobsurat- Best Actress (Romance/Comedy)
Shah Rukh Khan- Star of the Year (Male)
Deepika Padukone- Star of the Year (Female)
Sonu Sood for Entertainment- Best Actor in Negative Role
Govinda for Kill Dil/Happy Ending- Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male)
Tabu for Haider- Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female)
Yaariyan- Best Music Director
Kausar Munir for Daawat-e-Ishq- Best Lyricist
Ankit Tiwari for Galliyan, Ek Villain- Best Playback Singer (Male)
Kanika Kapoor for Baby Doll, Ragini MMS2- Best Playback Singer (Female)
Anupam Kher- Pride of the Year
Rajshri Productions- COLORS Legend Hall of Fame
Jacqueline Fernandez- Style Diva
Amitabh Bachchan- International Icon of the Year
Asha Parekh- Lifetime Achievement Award
Sajid Nadiadwala- Biggest Grosser of 2014 for Kick