Vol. 4 Num 264 Tue. February 24, 2004  

Hrithik, Preity take top honours at Filmfare awards
Kal Ho Na Ho walked away with eight awards, including those for the best actress and best supporting actor, at the 49th Filmfare awards held in Mumbai on Saturday.

While Preity Zinta received the best actress award, Saif Ali Khan bagged the award for best supporting actor. Jaya Bachchan was chosen in the best supporting actress category, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy as the best music director, Javed Akhtar for lyrics and Sonu Nigam for the best playback singer.

Rakesh Roshan-directed Koi Mil Gaya bagged four awards, including those for best film, best direction and best actor (Hrithik Roshan).

Veteran film-maker BR Chopra, actresses Sulochana and Nirupa Roy received Lifetime Achievement awards. While Amitabh Bachchan gave away the award to Chopra, Yash Chopra presented the awards to the actresses.

Shreya Ghoshal bagged the award for best female playback for the Jism song Jadoo Hai Nasha Hai, while the RD Burman music award went to Vishal Shekhar for Tu Aashiqui Hai of Jhankaar Beats.

Best debutante female award was shared by Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra for their role in Andaaz. Best debut male award was bagged By Shahid Kapoor for Ishq Vishq.

Sanjay Dutt bagged the award for best comic role in Munnabhai MBBS. Urmila Matondkar has been awarded for her performance in Bhoot.

The awards were presented at a glittering function, which was attended among others by Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Jeetendra, Karishma Kapoor, Rekha, Preity Zinta, Gulshan Grover, Jackie Shroff and Shekhar Suman.

John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Isha Koppikar, Fardeen Khan, Urmila Matondkar also gave performances.

Source: Hindustan Times

Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan, beaming in glory with the Manikchand Filmfare Awards