‘Bajirao Mastani’ grabbed maximum trophies in Zee Cine Awards


New Delhi: Yet another big win for “Bajirao Mastani” in Zee Cine Awards 2016 on Saturday winning the most number of trophies.

It was a double whammy for Deepika Padukone as both her movies “Piku” and “Bajirao Mastani” dominated the night of ZeeCine Awards 2016 on Saturday.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” clinched top honours, including for Best Director, Best Actor for Ranveer Singh and Best Actress for Deepika Padukone.

“Bajirao Mastani”, which narrates a story about Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I (Ranveer), Mastani (Deepika) and Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra), took home 11 trophies. And Deepika grabbed the Best Actress award for the film in the Viewers Choice’s section, taking the tally to 12.

The period drama won Best Film, Best Playback Singer – Female for Shreya Ghoshal (“Mohe rang do laal”), Best Choreography for Ganesh Acharya (“Malhari”), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Action, and Best Visual Effects among other honours.

Ranveer shared the Best Actor trophy with Amitabh, who was awarded for his performance as a constipated Bengali father in Piku.

Shoojit Sircar’s heart-warming tale of a relationship between a father and daughter through “Piku” swept technical awards.

Ranveer accepted the Best Actor – Female trophy on the behalf of Deepika, who could not attend the award ceremony due to foreign shooting schedule of her Hollywood debut film “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”.

“Piku” also earned Best Story, Best Dialogues, and Best Screenplay awards, and they all went to Juhi Chaturvedi.

Neeraj Ghaywan’s “Masaan” also emerged as a top winner. The film bagged five trophies, including Best Debutant – Male for Vicky Kaushal, Best Debutant Director for Ghaywan, Best Supporting Actor – Female for Shweta Tripathi and Best Supporting Actor – Male for Sanjay Mishra.

A special award called the ‘Stunt Person of the Year Award’ was introduced by Bollywood’s ‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar, and it went to Amit Grover for his bike stunt in the movie “Shamitabh”.

Ranveer Singh set the stage on fire through his grooving performance. Anil Kapoor’s energetic performance was also a surprise to audience and moved all the young actors.

Arjun Kapoor, who is playing the role of a house husband in his upcoming movie ‘Ki & Ka’, promoted his movie by performing in red heels.

Superstar Salman Khan’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” won the Best Movie, Best Actor trophy in the Viewers Choice’s section.(IANS)