New Delhi: The star-studded 66th Filmfare awards saw Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Thappad’ recording the most wins with seven awards, followed by ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, winning six, both emerging as big winners of the evening.
The ceremony which took place at the Goregaon Filmcity, Mumbai concluded with late actor Irrfan Khan bagging the Best Actor (Male) award, for his moving performance in ‘Angrezi Medium’ and also with the Lifetime Achievement award. There was a sense of sadness as well as pride when the late actor`s name was announced. The evergreen Amitabh Bachchan bagged the Best Actor (Critics) Award.
Alaya F took home the Best Debut (Female) award for her much-appreciated performance in ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’, while Taapsee Pannu and Tilottama Shome were honoured with the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Popular) and Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Critics) respectively for their roles in ‘Thappad’ and ‘Sir’, both of which were finest movies Hindi cinema has seen in recent times.
Saif Ali Khan and Om Raut, his ‘Tanhaji’ director, were also among the big winners of the night with Saif taking home the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) and Om being commemorated with the Filmfare Award for Best Director.