'Om Shanti Om' sweeps Central European Bollywood Awards

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Farah Khan's second directorial venture "Om Shanti Om" has swept the fifth Annual Central European Bollywood Awards (ACEB).

Voting for the awards began in January and continued till March 7. Votes outside central Europe were not counted, BNA-Germany said in a release Monday.

On March 8, the winners were announced in Munich at the second International Bollywood-Blogger meeting.

The awards are hosted by a leading Swiss website, molodezhnaja.ch, and central Europe's discussion panel bollywoodforum.ch.

While "Om Shanti Om" won the best film award, it got Khan the best director trophy as well. The film also won prizes for the best special effects, best art direction and best costumes.

Music director duo Vishal-Shekhar won the award for best music for the commercially acclaimed project, "Dastaan-e-Om Shanti Om...".

Sonu Nigam was voted the best singer and newcomer Deepika Padukone walked away with the award for breakthrough role (female) category.

Shah Rukh Khan bagged the best actor award for his performance in "Chak De! India". The blockbuster also won the awards for best cinematography and best editing.

Mani Ratnam's "Guru" won the best script trophy. The movie also got Shreya Ghoshal the best singer (female) award for the song "Barso re...". For the same movie, Vidya Balan and Mithun Chakraborty bagged the "Best Actor in Supporting Roles" awards in the female and male categories respectively.

Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor who paired up in "Jab We Met" were declared the Best Couple. Vikram Chatwal was conferred the award for breakthrough role (male) for "Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.".

In the most disappointing film category director "Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag" left all other nominees behind.

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