Deepika, Farhan bag best actors at 20th Screen Awards

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Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone, who gave the industry four blockbusters last year, was awarded the Best Actress while Farhan Akhtar walked away with the Best Actor for his power packed performance in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ at the 20th Screen Awards.

Deepika bagged two honours–the Best Actor award (female) for ‘Ram-Leela’ and the most popular choice award (female) for ‘Chennai Express’– at the ceremony here last night.

She began the year with ‘Race 2’ and followed it up with ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Ram-Leela’, all of which raked in box-office success entering Rs 100-crore club.

While the Most Popular Choice Award (male) was handed over to Shah Rukh Khan for ‘Chennai Express’.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was given the Lifetime Achievement award. The special jury award went to director Anand Gandhi for ‘Ship Of Theseus’. The Ram Nath Goenka Memorial award went to John Abraham’s ‘Madras Caf?’.

Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor of ‘Aashiqui 2’ were given as the Best on-screen Jodi of the Year.

The Best Film Award went to ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and Shoojit Sircar won the Best Director Award for ‘Madras Caf?’.

Mohan Sikka got Best Story Award for ‘B.A. Pass’ and Best Screenplay was bagged by Hansal Mehta, Sameer Gautam Singh and Apurva Asrani for the biopic on slain lawyer Shahid Azmi (‘Shahid’).

Saurabh Shukla and Swara Bhaskar bagged the Best Supporting Actor awards for ‘Jolly L.L.B’ and ‘Raanjhanaa’.

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, whose role in ‘D Day’ had an uncanny resemblance to Dawood Ibrahim, won the Best Actor in Negative Role (male) while Shilpa Shukla won the award in the same category for erotic drama ‘B.A. Pass’.

‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ star Richa Chadda, who managed to tickle the funny bone of the audience in ‘Fukrey’, walked away with the Best Actor in Comic Role award.

In the debut category, popular TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput bagged the most promising newcomer award for ‘Kai Po Che’ and most promising newcomer (female) award was given to Aida Ei-Kashef for ‘Ship of Theseus’. Ritesh Batra was awarded as most promising debut director for the critically acclaimed ‘The Lunchbox’.

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