What will happen if stars and the stalwart of stalwarts come face to face? Well, the resultant will be MAX! We are indeed talking about the one and only Mr. Amitabh Bachchan who alongwith practically the whole of Bollywood was present at the MAX Stardust Awards 2009 earlier this month.
Needless to say that, it saw the coming together of over a zillion stars who bind Bollywood. And these star- names included the likes of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan with Amar Singh, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Rekha, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, Ashutosh and Sunita Gowariker, Farhan Akhtar, Boney and Sridevi Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Adhyayan Suman, Amrita Rao, Asin, Neha Dhupia, Koena Mitra, Abbas-Mustan, Anu Malik, Genelia D'Souza...to name a few...Phew!
While the event was hosted by none other than the host with the most Minissha Lamba and the humorous Tusshar Kapoor, the showstopper was none other than Anil Kapoor, who performed on stage for the first time in seven full years! No...the story doesn't end there as the 'Jhakaas' man danced to the tracks of some of his most popular numbers from Woh Saat Din, Ram Lakhan etc...He ended the medley with an exhilarating performance on the signature song 'Jai Ho' from the acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire saluting the spirit and success of Bollywood. In fact, in his acceptance speech for a special award bestowed upon him for taking Indian cinema global and completing 30 years in Hindi cinema, he remarked, "This is my Oscar!" If that was Anil, then, superstar Salman Khan did his bit by bringing the grand event to its close with a rocking performance!
The event also saw two of the Living Legends in Bollywood were aptly honoured with Lifetime Achievement Awards. To know who they are and also to find out about other firecrackers that had the entire audience spellbound, do not forget to watch out for the spectacular MAX Stardust Awards that's to be telecasted on MAX on 28 February 2009 at 8 pm. Watch it or regret it for the rest of your life!