To award the best and the brightest in the largest film industry in the world is a formidable task. It involves months of hard work, the deliberations of eminent jury members and the passionate opinion of viewers at large. And it all comes together at India’s most respected film awards: the Kamla Pasand 20th Annual Life Ok Screen Awards, which took place in Mumbai on January 14, showcasing the biggest Indian film stars and their work at a glittering event.
Deepika Padukone dances to her hit numbers. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
It was, as they say in the trade, a blockbuster. Shah Rukh Khan hosted the show with his trademark humour.
Shah Rukh Khan in the middle of a comic act. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Amitabh Bachchan received the Lifetime Achievement award with his characteristic classy understatement.
Amitabh Bachchan, holding his Lifetime Achievement trophy, kisses wife Jaya Bahchchan. (IE Photo)
2013 was the year which had a never-before confluence of mainstream sensibilities and individual, spiky voices.
Deepika Padukone receives the Life OK Screen Hero award from Sanjay Gupta, COO, Star Group. She also won the Best Actress and Popular Choice(Female) awards. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
The Best Film went to Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s biopic on Flying Sikh Milkha Singh. Farhan Akhtar, who played Milkha with singular muscularity, ran off with the Best Actor trophy.
Farhan Akhtar with his Best Actor trophy for 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. (IE Photo: Vasant Prabhu)
Director Shoojit Sircar and producer Ronnie Lahiri receive the Ramnath Goenka Memorial award for Madras Cafe from Express Group chairman Viveck Goenka. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
Rekha and Jaya Bachchan greet one another. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
Tanuja who won the Best Actress(Marathi) award for the film 'Pitruroon', with daughters Kajol and Tanishaa. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Shah Rukh Khan receives Popular Choice(Male) award for 'Chennai Express' from Rekha. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
Shahid Kapoor dances to his hit songs. (IE Photo: Vasant Prabhu)
Shatrughan Sinha in conversation with his daughter Sonakshi Sinha. (IE Photo: Vasant Prabhu)
Pritam Chakroborty receives the Best Music Award for 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' from Bhushan Kumar and Divya Khosla Kumar. (IE Photo: Deepak Joshi)
Sonu Sood’s zip-zap-zoom stunts on a motorcycle, as he revved up the stage and off it, circling around, as the fireworks went up in tandem.
Sonu Sood sets the stage on fire with his stunts. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)