Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) award for Hindi Medium, while Vidya Balan bagged the Best Actor in Leading Role (Female) Award for Tumhari Sulu, which was presented to her by yesteryear actress Rekha. For Khan, it was double whammy as his social comedy also bagged the Best Film award.
Rajkumar Rao bagged two awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for Bareilly Ki Barfi, and also Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male) for Trapped.
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari won the Best Director Award for Bareilly Ki Barfi, while Amit V. Masurkar bagged the Best Original Story Award for his Oscar-nominated film Newton. It also won the Critics Award for Best Film.
Meher Vij won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) for Secret Superstar, while actress Zaira Wasim won the Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female) for the same film.
Konkona Sen Sharma won the Best Debut Director Award for A Death In The Gunj. Receiving the award from Jaya Bachchan and Sonali Bendre, Sen Sharma said, “Thank you so much ... It’s unbelievable.”
Jackie Shroff won the Best Actor in Short Film Award for Khujli, while Neeraj Ghaywan won the Best Short Film Award for Juice.
Iconic music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Balan, who handed over the award to the legend, mentioned: “It’s a very special moment for me. Bappi has given the most successful song of my career.”
After receiving the award, the music composer said: “I am very happy. I would like to dedicate it to my parents, wife and my full family. It’s a hard work of 46 years.”
The evening was attended by who’s who of Bollywood including Akshay Kumar, who walked the red carpet along with his Pad Man co-star Sonam Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Saqib Saleem, Armaan Malik, Amaal Malik, Karan Johar, Preity Zinta and Madhuri Dixit were also in attendance.
Ayushmann Khurrana performed evergreen classics such as Jab Koi Baat, Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle on stage.
Chhillar, meanwhile, took a break from her Miss World duties to shake a leg and set the stage for her future Bollywood career as she rubbed shoulders with the best in the business.
However, it was Singh who grabbed all the media attention wearing a suit covered with poster motifs of various classic Hindi films.
When host Shah Rukh Khan asked Singh about his costume, he replied: “People eat movies, drink movies, I even wear movies.”
Singh also performed a retrospect, paying tribute to Lahiri’s music through the decades.
Amid the fashion highlights, Bhatt shined in a princess pale lavender dress, while Chopra and Kriti Sanon lit up the proceedings with their sparkling gowns.