ZNMD bags top honours at Apsara awards

By Hindustan Times

Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) stole the limelight winning six gongs, including the best film and the best director, at the seventh annual Apsara Awards. Besides winning the best director trophy, Zoya walked away with awards for the best film, best screenplay and shared the best story award with Reema Kagti for ZNMD.

Actor Farhan Akhtar won the best supporting actor award, while Bosco-Caesar got the best choreography award for Senorita from the same film at a glittering function here last night.

Actor Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan continued their winning spree in the best actor and actress category for their performance in Rockstar and The Dirty Picture respectively.

Priyanka Chopra's cousin Parineeti Chopra took away the best supporting actress award for her performance in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Prakash Raj won the best actor in a negative role award for Singham.

Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar swept the awards in the music category, with the best music director award going to AR Rahman, best lyrics award to Irshad Kamil for Naadaan Parindey, and best playback singer (male) to Mohit Chauhan for Saadda Haq.

Shreya Ghoshal won the best female playback singer award for Teri Meri (Bodyguard). Rajat Arora won best dialogue award for The Dirty Picture.

In the technical awards category, Vishal Bharadwaj's Saath Khoon Maaf won awards for best art direction (Subrata Chakraborty and Punita Grover), best costume design (Payal Saluja). The cinematography award was shared by Ranjan Palit (Saath Khoon Maaf) and Chirantam Das (Tanu Weds Manu).

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