Alia and Ranbir sweeps Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2023
Bollywood couple Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor swept the Dadasaheb Phalke International film festival awards 2023, held at a five-star hotel in Mumbai on Monday.
Alia won the best actress award for portraying the iconic character Gangubai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, while Ranbir was named the best actor for ‘Brahmastra’. Ranbir was not present at the occasion. Alia received the award on his behalf. presumably, because he's currently promoting his upcoming film with Shraddha Kapoor, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar. The award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of 1,000,000. If anyone needed proof that the two are the ultimate powerhouses of talent, this is it! This is a very proud moment for Neetu Kapoor as two awards came to her home. Taking to Instagram, Neetu shared the screenshot of recipients on her story.
Other celebs present at the event included Varun Dhawan, Ronit Roy, Shreyas Talpade, R Balki, Sahil Khan, Natalia Barulich, Jayantilal Gada, Sachet, Parampara, Vivek Agnihotri, Rishab Shetty and Hariharan among others.
Varun Dhawan won the Critics best actor award for ‘Bhediya’. Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ was awarded the Best film award. For this film, Anupam Kher received the award of most versatile actor of the year. The best critics actress award was given to Vidya Balan ( Jalsa).
The best playback singer was awarded to Sachet Tandon ( Maiyya Mainy- Jersey). The best actor in a supporting role was awarded to Manish Paul ( Jugjugg Jeeyo).
The best Director was awarded to R Balki (Chup). The best Cinematographer goes to PS Vinod ( Vikram Vedha). The most promising actor was awarded to Rishab Shetty ( Kantara). The best television series of the year was awarded to Anupamaa.
However, netizens showed disappointment with Ranbir Kapoor winning Best Actor at Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2023: What a joke! Reacting to the clip, an Instagram user wrote, "I am a huge Ranbir fan but this is a joke. He was wooden in Brahmastra. Probably one of his weaker performances." Actress Kangana Ranaut objected to the same on her social media. She posted her own list of “deserving” winners and claimed that the ‘nepo mafia’ snatches everyone’s rights. Kangana took to Instagram Stories and shared her list of winners.
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