event The 20th edition of Zee Cine Awards was held at Mumbai

It is raining film award functions. After having hosted functions across the globe, Zee Cine Awards hosted this edition on home turf. The 20th anniversary of the awards was celebrated in Mumbai recently.

The show was hosted by friends Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh. Awards in different categories were given away and the winners were chosen by the audience.

Films such as Barfi and Kahaani took away most of the awards. Awards for best actors, best editing, best cinematography, best story, best screenplay, best director and the best film were shared by the two films. In the best debut actors category (female) the award was shared by Yami Gautam and Ileana Dcruz.

Similarly the audience liked the performances of Arjun Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurana who shared the best debut actor trophy.

Senior actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and top heroines Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra took home the trophies in different categories. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor bagged the award for the best actor in a negative role in Agneepath where he played the character of Rauf Lala. After receiving the trophy Rishi said, “I have never played a negative role in my life before this. When I was offered this role I refused it because I thought I was not the right person for it and that the film will suffer because of me. But Karan Johar and Karan Malhotra wanted me to do this and persisted for nearly a month and in the end I had to succumb. ”

(The show will be telecast on Zee TV this Sunday at 8.30 p.m.)

s. m. aamir