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Bollywood Fraternity Descends In Full Force For Power Brands Bollywood Film Journalists’ Awards 2019! 

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Jyothi Venkatesh

Manoj Kumar got Lifetime Achievement, Sanjay Khan was awarded for his Biography while Padmavat, Badhai Ho, Andhadhun and Tumbbad took home maximum roaring lions.The 2019 Power Brands-Bollywood Film Journalist’s Awards were organised by Planman Motion Pictures yesterday at the Novotel Mumbai. Padmavat took home 16 roaring lions. Badhai Ho took away 7 roaring lions including the Best Film. Andhadhun and Tummbad won 6 roaring lions each and Sriram Raghavan won the Best Director award for Andhadhun.

The glittering event saw two mega book launches!! The big one was the launch of the young 18 year old author Che Kabir Chaudhuri’s book DISCOVER THE SUPERHERO IN YOU . The book which is about life lessons from superhero films and comics, was launched by Miss Universe Sushmita Sen who also got the special Power Brand Superhero Award. Launching the book she was in full praise of the book saying such insight and depth is absolutely amazing!! Che said that he believed that there was a lot to learn in life from comics and Superhero films and he wanted to prove that. The other book that was launched by the Rock Star who has taken YouTube by storm- Guru Randhawa. This coffee table book- Bollywood Power Brands is authored by Rajita Chaudhuri and Dr. Arindam Chaudhuri and is on the most powerful in Bollywood. They called it their tribute to the movers and shakers of Bollywood.

Sanjay Khan was there in full force with his family- Zarine, Suzanne, Farah, Zayed and Simone. So was the lifetime award winner, Manoj Kumar, who spoke with full gusto and said being in a wheel chair he is hardly a power brand anymore. Sanjay Khan emphasized on the need for national integration and Malaika Arora who looked like a 22 year old young girl also got the special Power Brand Fashion Icon award. From Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi, Shriram Raghavan, Gajaraj Rao, Ronit Roy to Shefali Shah, Neeraj Kavi, Nushrat Bharucha, Farah Khan, Ali Fazal, Amit Trivedi and Amit Sharma all the winners praised the fairness of the awards and the thanked the journalists who voted for them. Sushmita, Malaika, Nushrat and Manjari Fadnis dazzled the red carpet.

Power Brands Bollywood Film Journalists Awards are the only awards in the country where more than twenty of the leading film journalists of this country do anopen ballot voting for all categories and disclose who they voted for online two weeks before the award ceremony.Where awards are given irrespective of the winners presence as they are are declared a fortnight in advance at least.

Where the runners up are also awarded with the title of associate winners.There are no nominations and journalists including this writer were free to give any one their vote among the films released last year.Basically it’s the only credible awards in the country and for the same it has garnered huge appreciation, though still only in its 3rd year.

Arindam Chaudhuri, Guru Randhawa
Arindam Chaudhuri, Guru Randhawa
Guru Randhawa, Manjari Fadnis, Arindam Chaudhuri
Guru Randhawa, Manjari Fadnis, Arindam Chaudhuri
Malaika Arora
Malaika Arora
Manoj Kumar, Sanjay Khan
Manoj Kumar, Sanjay Khan
Radhika Madan, Manoj Kumar
Arindam Chaudhuri, Manoj Kumar

Radhika Madan, Nushrat Bharucha
Radhika Madan, Nushrat Bharucha
Radhika Madan, Ronit Roy, Shefali Shah
Radhika Madan, Ronit Roy, Shefali Shah
Arindam Chaudhuri, Ronit Roy
Arindam Chaudhuri, Ronit Roy
Zayed Khan, Zarine Khan, Sussanne Khan, Sanjay Khan
Zayed Khan, Zarine Khan, Sussanne Khan, Sanjay Khan

Arindam Chaudhuri, Yogesh Lakhani, Shefali Shah
Arindam Chaudhuri, Yogesh Lakhani, Shefali Shah
Arindam Chaudhuri, Kabir, Sushmita Sen
Arindam Chaudhuri, Kabir, Sushmita Sen

Arindam Chaudhuri, Radhika Madan
Arindam Chaudhuri, Radhika Madan
Neeraj Kabi, Arindam Chaudhuri
Neeraj Kabi, Arindam Chaudhuri

Arindam Chaudhuri,  Digangana Suryavanshi
Arindam Chaudhuri, Digangana Suryavanshi
Arindam Chaudhuri, Sriram Raghavan

Farah Khan, Arindam Chaudhuri
Farah Khan, Arindam Chaudhuri
Arindam Chaudhuri, Utkarsh Sharma
Arindam Chaudhuri, Utkarsh Sharma

The list of key winners this year are:

Best Feature Film

Winner – Badhaai Ho – Junglee Pictures/ Vineet Jain

Associate Winner – Andhadhun – Viacom18 Motion Pictures

Best Director

Winner – Andhadhun – Sriram Raghavan

Associate Winner – Raazi – Meghna Gulzar

Best Actor Male

Winner – Sanju – Ranbir Kapoor

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Ranveer Singh

Best Actor Female

Winner – Raazi – Alia Bhatt

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Deepika Padukone

Associate Winner – Hichki – Rani Mukerji

Best Supporting Actor Male

Winner – Sanju – Vicky Kaushal

Associate Winner – Badhaai Ho – Gajraj Rao

Associate Winner – Stree – Pankaj Tripathi

Best Supporting Actor Female

Winner – Badhaai Ho – Neena Gupta

Associate Winner – Badhaai Ho – Surekha Sikri

BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR

Winner – Andhadhun – Amit Trivedi

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Best Background Score

Winner – Tumbbad – Ajay-Atul / Jesper Kyd

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Ankit Balhara, Sanchit Balhara, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Best Cinematography

Winner – Padmaavat – Sudeep Chatterjee

Associate Winner – Tumbbad – Pankaj Kumar

Best Story Adapted

Winner – Raazi – Bhavani Iyer, Meghna Gulzar

Associate Winner – Simmba – Yunus Sajawal, SajidSamji,  VakkanthamVamsi

Associate Winner – Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran – SaiwynQuadras, SanyukthaChawla Sheikh, Abhishek Sharma

Best Story Original

Winner – Badhaai Ho – ShanatanuSrivastava, AkshatGhildial, Jyoti Kapoor

Associate Winner – Andhadhun – Sriram Raghavan, ArijitBiswas, PoojaLadhaSurti, YogeshChandekar, Hemanth Rao

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