The Filmfare Awards are one of Bollywood’s biggest award events and the nominations for the categories have been announced. One of the biggest surprises was that Darsheel Safary, child artiste of Taare Zameen Par was actually nominated in the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) category. As we reported here, Darsheel felt he deserved to be win the Best actor award at the Stardust Awards. So who else was nominated?
For Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male), Darsheel will be competing against Abhishek Bachchan (Guru), Akshay Kumar (Namastey London), Shahrukh Khan (Chak De! India and Om Shanti Om) and Shahid Kapoor (Jab We Met).
For the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) the nominees include: Madhuri Dixit (Aaja Nachle), Kareena Kapoor (Jab We Met), Rani Mukerji (Laaga Chunari Mein Daag), Vidya Balan (Bhool Bhulaiyaa), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Guru), and Deepika Padukone (Om Shanti Om).
The nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) are Aamir Khan (Taare Zameen Par), Irrfan Khan (Life in a… Metro), Shreyas Talpade (Om Shanti Om), Mithun Chakraborty (Guru) and Anil Kapoor (Welcome).
Konkona Sen Sharma is nominated twice in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) for Life in a… Metro and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag. Other actresses vying for the award are Rani Mukerji for Saawariya, Shilpa Shukla for Chak De! India and Tisca Chopra in Taare Zameen Par.
On to the music categories and the list of incredible composers for the Best Music category are A R Rahman (Guru), Monty Sharma (Saawariya), Pritam (Jab We Met ), Pritam (Life in a… Metro) and Vishal-Shekhar (Om Shanti Om).
The best lyrics nominees consists of Prasoon Joshi…’Maa’ (Taare Zameen Par), Sameer…’Jab Se Tere Naina’ (Saawariya), Gulzar…’Tere Nina’ (Guru), Javed Akhtar…’Main Agar Kahoon’ (Om Shanti Om) and Vishal Dadlani…’Aankhon Mein Teri’ (Om Shanti Om).
For the male singers who sang the beautiful songs the nominees for Best Playback Singer are Shaan…’Jab Se Tere Naina’ (Saawariya), A R Rahman …’Tere Bina’ (Guru), K K…’Aankhon Mein Teri’ (Om Shanti Om), Sonu Nigam…’Main Agar Kahoon’ (Om Shanti Om), and Sukhawinder Singh…’Chak De’ (Chak De! India).
For the females the contenders for Best Playback singer include: Sunidhi Chauhan for ‘Aaja Nachle’ (Aaja Nachle), and ‘Sajanaji Vari Vari’ (Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.), Shreya Ghosal for ‘Yeh Ishq Hai’ (Jab We Met), and ‘Barso Re’ (Guru), and last but not least Alisha Chinai for ‘It’s Rocking’ (Kay Love Story Hai)
Finally the two biggest awards of the night Best Director and Best Film.
The nominees for Best Director category include Aamir Khan (Taare Zameen Par), Imtiaz Ali (Jab We Met), Shimit Amin (Chak De! India), Farah Khan (Om Shanti Om), and Mani Ratnam (Guru).
Some of the biggest hits of 2007 are candidates for Best Film Award category and it includes Taare Zameen Par, Jab We Met, Chak De! India, Guru, and Om Shanti Om.
The dazzling star filled night for the 53rd Filmfare awards will be held on Feb 24.
It will be very interesting to see if Darsheel does walk away with the win. We will have our predictions of who will win, a full report on the award show and of course who took home the trophies so be sure to check back here often!