Screen Awards: Salman Khan and Shah Rukh co-host; Deepika presents 'Lifetime Achievement' to Rekha

Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have been bonding off-screen recently. From partying together till the wee hours of the morning to Salman promoting Shah Rukh's Imtiaz Ali film on Twitter, the two stars of Karan Arjun have seemed to find a soft corner for each other lately.

Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan shake a leg at the Screen awards

Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan shake a leg at the Screen awards. Image Courtesy: Solaris

Their fans will soon get the opportunity to see them together on the screen - at the Screen awards. News 18 reports that the two Khans co-hosted the award show which was held on 4 December in Mumbai. They even shook a leg together, giving their fans some moments to cherish for a long time

The other highlight of the show was Rekha dancing on her hit song Pardesia from Rakesh Kumar's 1979 entertainer Mr. Natwarlal. The yesteryear actor was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the function. Actor Sonam Kapoor performed on a number of Rekha's hits like Pardesia and Pyar Do Pyar Lo, as per a report by The Indian Express.

Rekha joins Sonam Kapoor on the stage at the Screen awards. Image courtesy: Solaris

Rekha joins Sonam Kapoor on the stage at the Screen awards.
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The evergreen beauty joined Sonam on the stage for an impromptu two-minute performance on the stage. Sonam's contemporary Deepika Padukone then presented the award to Rekha after the performance. Padukone also bagged the Best Style Icon award, as per a report by India Today.

Deepika Padukone presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Rekha. Image Courtesy: Solaris

Deepika Padukone presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Rekha.
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As far as the awards are concerned, Aniruddha Singh Choudhary's courtroom drama Pink and Ram Madhvani's biopic Neerja swept maximum number of awards. Amitabh Bachchan walked away with the award for the Best Actor for his portrayal of the fierce lawyer Deepak Sehgal.

Along with the coveted Best Actor award, Pink also bagged the Best Film, Best Editing and Best Dialogue awards. The producer Shoojit Sircar took to Twitter to share his excitement.

Alia Bhatt bagged the other top honour as she was adjudged as the Best Actress for her essaying of Bauria, a hockey player-turned-drug addict in Abhishek Chaubey's crime drama Udta Punjab. The actor took to Twitter to share her excitement on winning the Best Actress award for the first time and on the success of her latest release Gauri Shinde's Dear Zindagi.

While Bhatt won the popular category, the critics chose Swara Bhaskar for the Best Actress Award for her nuanced portrayal of Chanda Sahay in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's comedy drama Nil Battey Sannata. She plays a maid in the film who goes back to school to complete her education. The actor shared the news on Twitter and posted a picture with her co-star from the film Riya Shukla who won the Best Child Artiste award for playing her on-screen daughter.

Sushant Singh Rajput won the Best Actor (Critics' Choice) Award for essaying the titular character in Neeraj Pandey's biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.

Sushant Singh Rajput and Alia Bhatt won two of the top honours at the Screen awards Image Courtesy: Solaris

Sushant Singh Rajput and Alia Bhatt won two of the top honours at the Screen awards
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Another biopic Neerja also garnered four awards for Best Director, Best Newcomer (Male) and Best Screenplay along with Best Supporting Actress to Shabana Azmi for playing the doting mother of Neerja in the Ram Madhvani directorial. Azmi was accompanied by her husband lyricist Javed Akhtar. The Best Supporting Actor was won by the livewire Rishi Kapoor for playing a humourous 90-year old in Shakun Batra's family drama Kapoor And Sons.

Amitabh Bachchan (with Shweta Bachchan), Rishi Kapoor and Shabana Azmi (with Javed Akhtar) won the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards respectively at the Screen awards. Image Courtesy: Solaris

Amitabh Bachchan (with Shweta Bachchan), Rishi Kapoor and Shabana Azmi (with Javed Akhtar) won the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards respectively at the Screen awards.
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There were a few unsuccessful films which garbbed awards as well. For example, Varun Dhawan won his first Best Actor (in a comic role) Award for playing a rookie police officer Junaid Ansari and a sidekick to John Abraham in Rohit Dhawan's Dishoom.

Another similar film was Abhishek Kapoor's romantic drama Fitoor which bagged the Best Cinematography award. Similarly, Ajay Devgn's Shivaay won the Best Action award. Nitya Mehra's directorial debut Baar Baar Dekho won the award for the Best Choreography as Bosco-Caesar bagged the honour for directing the superhit song Kaala Chashma.

On similar lines, Harshvardhan Kapoor won the award for the Best Newcomer (Male), in a tie with Jim Sarbh (for Neerja), for his debut in Rakesh Omprakash Mehra's romantic epic Mirzya.

The Best Newcomer (Female) was awarded to Disha Patani for playing Dhoni's love interest Priyanka in the biopic. She also took to Twitter to share her excitement.

The third debutante award, Best Promising Director, was awarded to Tinu Suresh Desai for directing the period crime thriller Rustom. On the musical front, Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil won three out of four awards. While Pritam won the Best Music Director and Amitabh Bhattacharya won the Best Lyrics Award for the album, Amit Mishra bagged the award for Best Playback Singer (Male) for the song Bulleya.

Palak Muchhal bagged the Best Playback Singer (Female) for the song Kaun Tujhe from MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Muchhal thanked her mentor Salman Khan while accepting the award.

Apart from the awards, Karan Johar and his namesake actor Karan Singh Grover co-hosted the initial segments of the show. Also, Salman, Sushant, Zarine Khan, Tamannah Bhatia and Tiger Shroff enthralled the audience with energetic performances on the stage.

Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff performs during the 23rd Annual Star Screen Awards 2016 in Mumbai, India on December 4, 2016. (Pravin Utturkar/SOLARIS IMAGES)

Tiger Shroff performs at the Screen awards. Image Courtesy: Solaris


Updated Date: Dec 05, 2016 16:15 PM

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