The 2018 Filmfare Award ceremony clearly lacked a powerful film like Bahubali but many fresh faces have made it to the top, besides some known actors like Irrfan Khan and Vidya Balan. What’s missing was “Baahubali” euphoria that marked last year’s awards ceremony.
Irrfan Khan has won the Filmfare Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) award for “Hindi Medium” while Vidya Balan received the Filmfare Best Actor in Leading Role (Female) Award for “Tumhari Sulu” at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards held in Mumbai on Saturday night.
Among the veterans Rekha was present and she presented the award to Vidya Balan. Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Saqib Saleem, Armaan Malik, Amaal Malik, Karan Johar, Preity Zinta, Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit among others.
Rajkumar Rao bagged two awards — the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for “Bareilly Ki Barfi”, and the Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male) for “Trapped”, while Meher Vij won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) for “Secret superstar”.
Dangal fame actress Zaira Wasim won the Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female). Konkona Sen Sharma won the Best Debut Director Award for “A Death In The Gunj”.
She said while receiving the award: “Thank you so much… It’s unbelievable. I would like to thank Jio Filmfare. I would like to extend my biggest thank you to my team.” Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari won the Best Director Award for “Bareilly Ki Barfi”.
Amit V. Masurkar bagged the Best Original Story Award for his Oscar-nominated film “Newton”, which won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film. “Hindi Medium” won the Best Film (popular) Award.
Ayushmann Khurrana has presented some Hindi evergreen songs like “Jab koi baat bigad jaaye”, “Tera mujhse hai pehle ka nata koi”, “Ruk jaana nahi tu kahi haar ke”, “Kehdu tumhe ya chup rahu” and “Janu meri jaan main tere qurbaan” on stage.
Ranveer Singh appeared in an interesting outfit that clubbed poster motifs of various classic Hindi films and when asked by host Shah Rukh Khan, he quickly replied saying: “People eat movies, drink movies, I even wear movies.”
Music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri won the Jio Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award this year.