The list is out! The prestigious National Awards list that everyone looks forward to with bated breath threw up some surprises this year - lets late a look!
Wholesome Entertainer Award : Dabangg. Salman Khan's Dabangg, directed by
newcomer Abhinav Kashyap, bagged the Wholesome Entertainer award of 2010 at the
58th National Awards announced in New Delhi today.
2. Aadukalam Picks Up 6 Awards : Among Tamil films, Aadukalam walked away with the maximum trophies, including Best Director award for Vetrimaran; Best Actor for Dhaush; Best Original Screenplay for Vetrimaran; Best Editing for T.E. Kishore; Best Choreography for Dinesh Kumar; and special mention for V.I.S. Jayaraman.
3. Best Actress
Best Actress for Saranya Ponvannan for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru, which also got Vairamuthu the Best Lyricist award and was named the Best Tamil film.
4. Best Supporting
Actor & Best Supporting Actress
J. Thambi Ramaiah was named Best Supporting Actor for Mynaa and Sukumari won the Best Supporting Actress award for Namma Gramam.
Best Feature Film
Adaminte Makan Abu was named Best Feature Film.
Salim Kumar got the Best Actor award for Adaminte Makan Abu.
Best Music Director Award
Issak Thomas Kottakapally got the Best Music Director award.
8. Mee Sidhutai Sapkal
Mee Sidhutai Sapkal won the Special Jury award.
9. Best Male Playback Singer
Best Male Playback Singer for Suresh Wadkar.
10. Do Dooni Chaar
Rishi Kapoor - Neetu Singh's middle-class family drama Do Dooni Chaar was named Best Hindi Feature Film.
11. Ishqiya - Best Music
Vishal Bhardwaj's rural drama Ishqiya won four awards, including that of Best Music and Best Female Playback Singer for the producer's wife, Rekha Bhardwaj.
Mandira Bedi poses for a magazine
A pregnant Mandira Bedi has done a photo shoot exclusively for the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine which hits stands today. The anchor-actress talks about the most beautiful phase in her life and how she and hubby Raj Kaushal are preparing to welcome their bundle of joy which is due next month. Extracts from the interview...On having a baby 12 years after marriage:"I have worked for most part of my married life and I kept delaying it. No one really pressurised us, not his family or mine, to have a baby."
coping with pregnancy: "You have lots of ugly days and suddenly your wardrobe
is limited to literally 14 things that I'm pulling off hangers."On motherhood:
"It's a beautiful phase. Motherhood is something that everyone should experience and I didn't want to be left behind."
On what kind of parents she and Raj would make: "I reckon Raj will be the disciplinarian. I'm a bit of a softie."
Diamonds do not belong to me, claims
Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba, who was detained by customs authorities at Mumbai airport for carrying undeclared jewellery worth Rs.50 lakh while returning from her much-hyped visit to the Cannes Film Festival, says there will be no case against her."I have given my statement and the fact is that the jewels don't belong to me. They were given to me to wear at Cannes by Anmol Jewellers, so I don't think there is any case against me.The jewelers will be called to verify that is it their jewels and that's it. It's an open and shut case," the 26-year-old actress told.
Minissha was in Cannes for the premier of Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris". She returned Wednesday here by an Emirates flight via Dubai.Why was she detained for 16 long hours? "It was just a procedural thing. It wasn't anything terribly serious. But the whole process is very time consuming. That's why it takes time," said the actress of films like "Yahaan", "Kidnap" and "Bachna Ae Haseeno".On Thursday, Minissha visited the customs commissioner's office in Mumbai to complete some paperwork, but the jewellery has been confiscated and is now in government custody.This is not the only problem that Minissha had to face during this trip. The actress also lost her bag at Nice airport. However, she is still in high spirits."The Cannes experience was fantastic, only the last day was a bit stressful because I lost my bag and when I returned, I was detained. But otherwise it was great and I don't think anything can mar the experience I had at Cannes," said the actress.
Aishwarya Rai has reportedly consented to do Madhur Bhandarkar's
Heroine which demands bold nude scenes from her!