The starry night over Mumbai, held witness for the 62nd Filmfare Awards 2017 sponsored by Jio Digital Life. s a run-up to the magnificent night, Jio and Filmfare organised a pre-awards party recently, and it was a star-studded affair. Jio Filmfare Awards pre-awards party was hosted by Neha Dhupia, who kept everyone entertained, and cocktails added the zing to the event.
The nominations to select the best of the lot were already out awaiting the people’s votes.
'Dangal' swept away three of the top four awards at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017. Aamir Khan won the Best Actor (Male) Award for his role of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in 'Dangal'. Alia Bhatt, who was nominated for two films - 'Udta Punjab' and 'Dear Zindagi', picked up the award in the Best Actor (Female) category for her performance in the 'Udta Punjab’. Alia played the role of a Bihari migrant, who unfortunately finds herself caught in the vicious web of drug addiction and human trafficking in Punjab.
Sridevi and husband Boney Kapoor presented the award to her. In her acceptance speech, the actress said that the award was very close to her heart and thanked 'Udta Punjab' co-star Shahid Kapoor for sending over the script to her. Alia got very emotional about her second Filmfare award.
Sharing her father Mahesh Bhatt's message, the actor said, “My dad said 'I feel you are going to win. You should do what you feel. If you feel like crying, cry.' This is a dream come true for me. Finally Thanks Karan for giving her the first break."
While Aamir was inconspicuous by his absence, 'Dangal' director Nitesh Tiwari picked up the award on his behalf from the gorgeous Rekha.
Neha Bhasin won the Best Playback Singer (Female) for 'Jag Ghoomeya' from "Sultan". Holding her precious 'black lady', Neha hummed the song and said, "I would like to thank the entire team of Filmfare, you guys rock!"
The night's biggest honour, the Best Film award went out to 'Dangal'. In the Best Director category too, it was the wrestling drama that came out on top as director Nitesh Tiwari clinched the award. The film that released late last year is still breaking records at the box-office and has won the nation's hearts.
After winning the Best Director award, Nitesh Tiwari said, "This award is the reassurance of how much people loved our film (Dangal). So I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone in India and abroad who loved and supported our film. It means everything."
Actress Sonam Kapoor won the Critics' Award For Best Actor (Female) for her performance in "Neerja" while actors Manoj Bajpayee and Shahid Kapoor shared the award for their portrayals in "Aligarh" and "Udta Punjab" respectively, in the Male category.
Director Ram Madhvani won Critics' Award For Best Film for "Neerja".
Sooraj Pancholi and Kriti Sanon presented the Filmfare Best Debut Awards Male and Female to Diljit Dosanjh for "Udta Punjab" and Ritika Singh for "Saala Khadoos" respectively.
Shatrughan Sinha received the prestigious Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award presented by his daughter, actress Sonakshi Sinha.
Action director and stunt coordinator Shyam Kaushal won the award for Best Action for the film "Dangal" and Payal Saluja won Best Costume for "Udta Punjab".
Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" was one of the most celebrated films of the evening, with four awards.
While Arijit Singh won the Best Playback (Male) for the title song of "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", Pritam bagged the Best Music Director and the Best Music Album. Amitabh Bhattacharya won the award for Best Lyrics for "Channa Mereya" from the same film.
The film "Kapoor and Sons" won three awards -- Rishi Kapoor won The Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male); Adil Shaikh won Best Choreography for 'Kar Gayi Chul', and Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre won the Best Story and Best Screenplay for "Kapoor and Sons".
In the final performance of the night, Varun Dhawan stole the show with his rambunctious act. The youngster performed to his hit numbers like ‘Tera hero idhar hai’, ‘Jee karda’ and ‘Judaai’. Varun, whose next project is Karan Johar production ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ even promoted the love story.