Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara sweeps Filmfare Awards

Today was my first day of shooting for Raaz 3. It was tiring and exhausting. Now, I’m here to sit back and cheer my friends and have a good evening: Bipasha Basu

This is my first Filmfare Awards. The studio is looking lovely. Ranbir and Vidya seem to be the absolute favourites this year. I guess they’ll win the Best Actor Award: Chitrangada

I remember when I won the Best Supporting Actor award, and then immediately my name was called for Best Debut. I had one award in hand and was going on stage to pick up another. It was the most memorable moment for me. And I keep returning to Filmfare to bring back that memory: Vivek Oberoi

It’s an exciting evening. If I win a Filmfare tonight, I’ll score a hattrick. It’s only on this evening every year, that meri niyat thodi kharab ho jati hai, because I plan to bring a lady home: Vidya Balan

I think Vidya has done a good job this year. Even Priyanka was fabulous. Actually they all were very good, so picking one is difficult: Madhuri Dixit

It’s a tough job to be on the jury. I was on the Filmfare jury this year, and I’m not allowed to say much. But it’s a very tough job!: Urmila Matondkar

It’s tough to elect one person or one film from all those nominated. May the best talent win. We are looking forward to the evening: Sridevi

My beautiful wife is with my beautiful baby. I’m here alone. Honestly, I don’t know the nominations too well. Is my Ma (Vidya Balan) nominated? Then I’ll vote for her. Am I nominated? No? Then I don’t think I’d root for anyone: Abhishek Bachchan

It’s an exciting evening. All of us are here, that’s a celebration in itself. If any one of us bags an award it’ll be a double celebration or more than that: Javed Akhtar

Everyone from the family – Farhan, Zoya, Javed and myself have been nominated. It feels special. We feel like a family of one of Karan Johar’s films: Shabana Azmi

I’m rooting for Ranbir Kapoor. He did a brilliant job in Rockstar. I think Vidya Balan will win the Best Actress. I’ve already congratulated her in advance. And ZNMD was my favourite film of last year. I enjoyed it so much: Deepika Padukone

Rockstar director Imtiaz Ali arrived with wife Preety. He informs though his Rockstar has been nominated in the Best Film category, he is unaware about the other nominations of the same category. “I don’t know about competition. I think when you make a film you don’t get time to watch other films. So I don’t know with which films Rockstar is competing.” His wife Preety is definitely rooting for Rockstar Ranbir Kapoor.

Rockstar has been nominated in several categories. I wish it wins every award possible. The music of Rockstar was widely accepted, that was a feather in my cap and an extremely important thing for me: AR Rahman

Pratiek Babbar is on red carpet and cheering for his contemporaries. “I want an actor of my generation to win. I want Ranbir to win”.

I don’t care much about Awards. All I’m interested in is doing good films: Kalki Koechlin

Though playback singer Shreya Ghoshal was won two nominations, she says, “Usha Uthup deserves to win. She is so legendary that I am not even a competitor”. When asked, which playback actress does her voice suits the best she says, “Kareena and Vidya”.
I’m going to be hosting a small segment and performing. I’m also looking forward to Shah Rukh sir and Ranbir Kapoor hosting. It’s going to be a pulsating evening: Ali Zafar

Parineeti Chopra is thrilled to win two nominations for her debut performance. She is nominated in the Supporting Actor (Female) and Debut (Female) categories for the same film ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’. “Winning a nomination for your debut film feels really great. What’s more rewarding is to be nominated alongside Rani Mukherji in the Best Supporting Actress category”, she says.

Prateik walks in with Amy Jackson

I want Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara to win Best Screenplay, Dialogue, Film, Director. That’ll be a double whammy. And Zoya will ensure that I come with her for all the awards, for she considers me her lucky mascot, not that she needs one: Dia Mirza

It’s exciting to be here with the cast and crew of znmd. I don’t have any acceptance speech, just keeping fingers crossed: Zoya Akhtar

I’m rooting for Kalki (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) and many others. I want the best man to win: Anurag Kashyap

I’m looking forward to Shah Rukh and Ranbir Kapoor’s hosting and some great performances. Delhi Belly, The Dirty Picture, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara are my favourite films of 2011: Neha Dhupia

I’d like Vidya Balan to win for ‘The Dirty Picture’, Ranbir Kapoor to win for ‘Rockstar’, Imtiaz Ali to win best director and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara to bag the best film. Let the most deserving take home the black lady tonight: Kabir Bedi

I’m rooting for Vidya Balan for ‘The Dirty Picture’ and Ranbir Kapoor for ‘Rockstar’. For music it has to be ‘Ra.One’: Sarah Jane Dais

“I’m exited, nervous… If I win I’ll start screaming. I loved Vidya in The Dirty Picture. I’ll be happy for her if she wins”, says Mahie Gill

Priyanka Chopra makes an entry in a Ferragamo gown and though she is nominated in the Best Actor (Female) Category for ‘7 Khoon Maaf’, she says her vote goes to Vidya Balan for ‘The Dirty Picture’. She adds, “I will be performing a skit on ‘Junglee billi ka swayamvar’ and hope people take it in right spirit”.

Choreographer Bosco says Farhan Akhtar was a surprise package in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara for the ‘Senorita’ song.

“I’m excited, thankful to God and thank you to Filmfare for my nomination. Thanks to everyone who has liked my song. I loved doing this so much”, says singer Harshdeep Kaur who is nominated in the Best Playback Singer (Female) category for the song ‘Katiya Karu’ from the film Rockstar.

Dress designer Niharika Khan who designed Vidya Balan’s outfits in The Dirty Picture says the Filmfare black lady is sexiest – better than any actress.

Delhi Belly actress Poorna Jagannathan says her film Delhi Belly should win the Best Film Award.

Celebrities have started coming in and Mukesh Bhatt is the early bird entry.

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