Indo-Asian News Service
Mumbai, (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan was adjudged best actor for his superhero act in "Krrish" while Kareena Kapoor bagged the best actress for her role in "Omkara" at the Hero Honda Star Screen Awards here.
Raj Kumar Hirani's "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" won the best film trophy Saturday night at the 13th annual Star Screen Awards nite while Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra walked away with the best director award for "Rang De Basanti".
Funny man Arshad Warsi won the best supporting actor award for playing Circuit in "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" and Kirron Kher received best supporting actress female trophy for her powerful performance in "Rang De Basanti".
Arshad later told a TV channel that he had been pretty unlucky with awards so far but is extremely happy about getting the trophy. He thanked Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan and their company ABCL for giving him his first break as an actor in "Tere Mere Sapne".
Saif Ali Khan bagged the best actor in negative role award for playing Langda Tyagi in "Omkara" and Shreyas Talpade the best comic actor award for "Dor".
Noted song writer Gulzar walked away with the best lyricist award once again for the popular "Bidee" item number in "Omkara" and Sunidhi Chauhan was best playback singer female for the same song.
Top-notch actors added glitter with their enthralling performances at the function. Bipasha Basu had the audience in raptures with her dance to the rustic number "Bidee". Kareena too jived to the tunes of "Ye mera dil" from "Don" and Helen, the dancing queen of Bollywood, was so touched by her performance that she came on stage and appreciated her performance.
"Lage Raho Munna Bhai" scored yet again with the best story award going to Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijit Joshi. Siddharth, who featured in "Rang De Basanti", won the best newcomer male award and Kangana Ranaut was honoured with best newcomer female award for "Gangster - A Love Story".
Sanjay Dutt and Ayesh Takia were given the best critics award (male and female) for their performances in "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" and "Dor" respectively.
This year the competition was among "Omkara", Lage Raho Munna Bhai" and "Rang De Basanti" which won six awards. Apart from best director, "Rang De..." also won best screenplay, best background music for A.R. Rahman, best special effects and best editing award.
Salman Khan and Shahid Kapur were the other star performers.