Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Deepika, Farhan shine at Filmfare awards  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 26/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) MUMBAI: Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Farhan Akhtar were the big winners of Filmfare Awards 2014, which was held in Mumbai on Friday. Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” starring Akhtar as the ‘Flying Sikh’ bagged the top awards including best actor, best director and best film


Mehra recalled his previous walk down the red carpet with his first film, the Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Aks.&rdquo


“Winning a Filmfare is such a proud moment. In fact Amitabh Bachchan had recalled during ‘Aks’ how he used to join the crowd outside Shanmukhananda Hall in the ‘60s just to watch the stars arrive for the awards,” he said, as per a report in Times of India


Mehra also said that he welcomed criticism, referring to the 1-2 odd reports that surfaced earlier questioning the film’s authenticity. “I welcome criticism, it is always better than exaggerated praise and points a mirror to your faults,” he said


Padukone took home the best actress trophy for her performance in the film, “Ram Leela,” directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali


Dhanush, whose performance in “Raanjhanaa” won him the best debut award, said earlier on the red carpet, “It feels good to be nominated at Bollywood's biggest award ceremony. But honestly I don't expect to win.” Even though Shahrukh Khan’s 2013 super hit “Chennai Express” didn’t get any of the popular awards, it did manage to bag the Sony Trendsetter of the Year Award. Previously, Ranbir Kapoor starrer “Barfi” had won this award


“Chennai Express” was nominated in most top categories categories including best film, director (Rohit Shetty), actor (male and female) and music. Other films which received the maximum nominations were “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,” “Ramleela,” “Raanjhanaa,” “Kai Po Che,” “Aashiqui 2,” “Krrish 3” and last year’s sleeper hit, “The Lunchbox.&rdquo


The show’s top highlights including on-stage performances by Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit and Katrina Kaif. The event was hosted by Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 27 2015 - Qatar- We want to make history, says MaheThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Handball has always been in the centre of the Mahe family's life: Pascal Mahe was a successful player, later coach, so it was obvious that his son Kentin would fill his ...

 Jan 27 2015 - Qatar- Iran taste first major victory in handball with Chile scalpThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Iran claimed their first ever win at the global stage at handball when they edged out Chile in a close contest of the President's Cup yesterday. The first President's Cup ...

 Jan 27 2015 - Qatar- Germany, France cruise into quarters at WorldsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A strong German side, who only qualified for the men's World Handball championships via a wildcard, set up a mouthwatering quarter-final clash with hosts Qatar after powering ...

 Jan 27 2015 - Qatar- Masraf Al Rayan posts QR2bn net profitThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Masraf Al Rayan recorded a solid net profit of QR2bn for the full-year 2014, reflecting a 17.6 percent increase compared to 2013. The bank's board recommended a dividend ...

 Jan 27 2015 - Qatar may build 2nd LNG terminal in ItalyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Italy and Qatar are working to further deepening the bilateral economic ties. Both the countries are planning to build their second LNG receiving terminal in Italy to enhance ...

 Jan 27 2015 - Qatar- GDI signs deal with GLB for liftboat servicesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Gulf Drilling International Limited (GDI), a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, signed a contract with Gulf ...

 Jan 27 2015 - International Islamic wins Best Bank in Qatar AwardThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) International Islamic (QIIB) won Citibank New York's "Best Bank in Qatar Award" for its excellence in 'Straight Through Processing' (STP) operations. This is the fourth time ...

 Jan 27 2015 - Libya deputy minister freed after brief kidnappingThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A Libyan deputy foreign minister was released Monday, a day after his kidnapping by gunmen in the eastern city of Al-Baida where the recognised government is based, his ...

 Jan 27 2015 - HRW slams Egypt police after revolt anniversary bloodshedThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Egyptian police of using "excessive force" against protesters after 20 people were killed in clashes on the fourth anniversary of its ...

 Jan 27 2015 - Lebanon migrant workers hope for union to end abuseThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Subjected to beatings and rape, and often driven to suicide, migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are trying to form a labour union in what would be a first for the Arab ...

more...


 






Google

Internatinal Property Show

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help