Abhinay Deo wins Best Debut Director

New Delhi:  The Winners at the 57th Filmfare Awards

A rather surprising choice for the Best Debut Director award met with a barrage of tweets and posts with many asking how the ad filmmaker turned director had scooped the debut award for his second film. Deo has been awarded for his second film, Delhi Belly. His first film was the action flick Game. Released three months before Delhi Belly, Game was a box-office dud.

The Best Debut awards for acting were picked up by Parineeti Chopra and Vidyut Jhamwal .

Cousin to Bollywood’s other famous Chopra, Priyanka, Parineeti, picked up the award for her feisty yet fun role in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl.

Vidyut Jhamwal , overlooked in other award shows held earlier, scooped the coveted Filmfare award for his sinister portrayal of a psycho killer in action flick Force.

Earlier, the 57th Filmfare Awards began with main show hosts Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor on stage.

SRK is battling a cold and fever.

“Damn cold fever winning the battle,slowly taking over my robust pathan constitution. Cigarette tasting bad in mouth now…this is serious!” he posted on Twitter this evening.

However, the fever has done little to stop the rollicking show as SRK and Ranbir rock it on stage.

The Filmfare Awards began on a somber note with artists from Coke Studio paying a tribute to iconic actors Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor on stage.

Earlier, amid tight security and paparazzi, stars arrived for the 57th Filmfare Awards in Mumbai .

Priyanka Chopra dressed in a light blue gown walked the red carpet. Priyanka who is scheduled to perform today, is also under the weather like “special friend SRK. “Very out of sorts..Bruised from falling during rehearsals.too much damage…god this act better be good! Looking forward to Filmfare tonight,” she posted on Twitter earlier.

Prateik Babbar walked in with his co-star and rumoured girlfriend Amy Jackson. “Feeling kinda cool an stylish in my #troycosta.. after all its a @filmfare event.. n its excellence all around.. glamour talent entertainment,” Prateik posted on Twitter.

Music director Anu Malik was among the first few guests to walk the red carpet. Other stars such as Madhuri Dixit and Abhishek Bachchan headed for the show too.

“What a match!!!! #AusOpen and now off to an even bigger match #FilmfareAwards”, Abhishek Bachchan posted on Twitter a short while ago.

Among the oldest and best-known film awards, the Filmfare Awards were instituted in 1954.

This year’s main show hosts are pitted against each other in two main categories. SRK’s film Don 2 is up against Ranbir’s film Rockstar in the Best Film category. Both have also been nominated in the Best Actor category for their films.

The awards show is being held at the Reliance MediaWorks Studios in Filmcity, instead of Yash Raj Studios, where it was previously held.

Other popular contenders in the main categories include this year’s favourite picks at other awards held so far – The Dirty Picture and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – in the Best Film category.

Watch this space for more updates as the awards night unfolds.

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