The results of the Nokia 15th Annual Star Screen awards managed to surprise many people. Aamir Khan’s Ghajini did not bag any big award except the best debutant by Asin Thottumkal. This got huge criticism on all quarters in Bollywood and most people thought that Aamir Khan should have won the best actor award for his awesome performance in Ghajini. The following are the results of the star screen awards 2009.
Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday!
Best Actor (Male)
Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar
Best Actor (Female)
Priyanka Chopra – Fashion
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Arjun Rampal – Rock On!!
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Shahana Goswami – Rock On!!
Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male/Female)
Akshaye Khanna – Race
Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female)
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal Returns
Best Background Music
A. R. Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar
A. R. Rahman – Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
Best Playback Singer (Male)
KK – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Anvita Dutt Guptan – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Most Promising Newcomer (Male)
Farhan Akhtar – Rock On!!
Most Promising Newcomer (Female)
Asin Thottumkal – Ghajini
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday!
Shiraz Ahmed – Race
Best Art Direction
Best Popular Actor Award
Akshay Kumar – Singh Is Kinng
Best Popular Actress Award
Aishwarya Rai – Jodhaa Akbar
Best Animation Film
John Abraham – Abhishek Bachchan (Dostana)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Ramnath Goenka Award
Ghajini celebrated its second success party after crossing 200 crores worldwide gross. Aamir Khan came to the success party for a day though he was busy in the shooting of his next movie Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots. 3 Idiots would be a comedy and Aamir would be playing a college student in this movie directed by Hirani of Munnabhai fame. On the occassion, Ghajini heroines Asin Thottumkal and Jiah Khan were also present. The movie’s villain Pradeep Rawat who played the character of Ghajini in the movie and the director A R Murugadoss were also present at the party.
Box office collections is rock steadily for Ghajini with the Aamir Khan movie crossing 170 crores within ten days of its release. Ghajini has not only become the first Indian movie to cross the 100 crore mark but its collection has been rock steady even now. With no big release last week, it is not facing any tough competition and it is expected to rule the box office steadily till the release of Chandni Chowk to China starring Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone. Asin Thottumkal has also been appreciated for her excellent comic timing and she has already been flooded with several movie and advertisement offers. Lets wait and see if and when the Ghajini mania dies down. Congratulations to Aamir, Asin and Murugadoss for the movie which has carved out a new box office report in India.
Ghajini has been a huge success at the box office and the crew of Ghajini gave a party to celebrate the success of the movie. Aamir Khan cut the cake at the party while the Asin, Jiah and the director A R Murugadoss were also present. Asin was looking exceptionally beautiful in her kurta while Jiah wore a black and white mini skirt.
Ghajini has created history by becoming the first Bollywood movie to cross the box office figure of one billion rupees within a week of its release in Christmas. It has already created the record for the first day earnings by crossing the first day earnings of Singh is Kinng and Om Shanti Om. The film broke all previous box office records though many were concerned if it would do well when India and the world is going through a period of recession. Aamir Khan who has proved himself and his worth in Bollywood once again with Ghajini also praised the director A R Murugadoss. Aamir said
I”m very happy and thankful that the film is being appreciated by the audience so much. The hard work put in by the entire team is being appreciated by the people
The lead actress Asin Thottumkal who also acted in the original Tamil version of Ghajini said
I don’t come with baggage or expectations. I just focus on my work. I thank you all for the love you have given
The movie has done exceptionally well in India as well as abroad and the box office cash meters are still running and it is expected to run for sometime with no big releases nearby. Great job Aamir and great going Ghajini !
Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal appear on the cover of Cine Blitz movie magazine this month. The couple are looking great in the magazine cover. Aamir and Asin appears to be appearing in everything related to Bollywood after the huge success of Ghajini.
Asin seems to be making big inroads into Bollywood bagging several brands Bollywood movie offers. Asin Thottumkal, the south actress who has made her entry into Bollywood with the Amir Khan starrer Ghajini seems seems to be the next big thing in Bollywood. She has been appointed as the brand ambassador of Jewellery brand Tanishq and she would also feature in the new Tata sky advertisement.
Tata Sky ad