There are so many award functions that are hosted in the entertainment industry to honor good performers. One of the much awaited and the most respected awards in Bollywood is Filmfare Awards. Like every year, the 62nd Jio Filmfare Award 2017 ceremony also honored best entertainers.
Complete Bollywood came together to celebrate the best in the industry and in presence of who and who of the industry, the award ceremony took place on January 14, 2017 at the NSCI Dome in Worli, Mumbai.
In the situation where there is so much of debate over Pakistani talent working in India, four Pakistani artists including Fawad Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Qurat ul Ain Balouch and Atif Aslam made it to the Filmfare nominations. But the excitement of Pakistani fans, who were glued to the social media to see their artist winning one of the coveted prizes in India faded soon when none of them could win any award.
Dangal that became the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year won four awards including Best Actor, Best Movie, Best Director and Best Action. Alia Bhatt won the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of a gritty migrant from Bihar in ‘Udta Punjab‘.
Sonam Kapoor bagged the Critics Award for Best Actor (Female) for her portrayal of Neerja Bhanot in the biopic ‘Neerja’ while Shahid Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee got the Critics Award for Best Actor (Male) for their movies ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Aligarh’ respectively.
With five awards each, ‘Neerja’ and ‘Kapoor & Sons’ became the biggest winners of the night. The special award ‘the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award’ went to the actor Shatrughan Sinha.
Here is the complete list of winners at 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017:
Best Actor (Male): Aamir Khan for Dangal
Best Actor (Female): Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab
Best Male Debut: Diljit Dosanjh for Udta Punjab
Best Costume: Payal Saluja for Udta Punjab
Best Female Debut: Ritika Singh for Saala Khadoos
Best Film: Dangal
Best Director: Nitesh Tiwari for Dangal
Best Action: Shyam Kaushal for Dangal
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film: Neerja
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Female): Sonam Kapoor for Neerja
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Male): Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab and Manoj Bajpayee for Aligarh
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Shabana Azmi for Neerja
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award: Shatrughan Sinha
Best Actor (Male) in a Short Film: Manoj Bajpayee for Taandav
Best Actor (Female) in a Short Film: Tisca Chopra for Chutney
Best Short Film People’s Choice: Khamakha
Best Short Film (Fiction): Chutney
Best Short Film (Non-fiction): Matitali Kusti
Best Music Album: Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya for Channa Mereya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Playback Singer (Female): Neha Bhasin for Jag Ghoomeya from Sultan
Best Debut Director: Ashwini Iyer Tiwari for Nil Battey Sannata
Best Dialogue: Ritesh Shah for Pink
Best Screenplay: Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon for Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
Best Story: Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon for Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Rishi Kapoor for Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
Best Background Score: Sameer Uddin for Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
Best Choreography: Adil Shaikh for Kar Gayi Chull in Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent: Amit Mishra for Bulleya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Visual Effects: Red Chillies for Fan
Best Editing: Monisha Baldawa for Neerja
Best Cinematography: Mitesh Mirchandani for Neerja