Legendary actress Sandhya to be honoured at V Shantaram awards

Mumbai: The V Shantaram annual film awards will be given away here on Monday where Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and the Malayalam actor Mohanlal are vying for the best actor award.

Legendary actress Sandhya, who was the heroine of V Shantaram`s classics including Navrang, Do Ankhen Barah Hath and Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baje, will be honoured at the
function, Kiran Shantaram said.

The felicitation will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of V Shantaram’s classic Navrang. Asha Bhosle, who lent her voice for the film, will also be felicitated at the function, he said.

Incidentally, Kiran Shantaram, now heading V Shantaram Foundation, made his debut as assistant director with Navrang.

Shah Rukh Khan (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi), Saif Ali Khan (Love Aaj Kal), John Abraham (New York), Mohanlal (Bhramaram, Malyalam), Prakash Raj (Kanchivaram, Tamil) and Upendra Limaye (Jogva, Marathi) have been nominated for best actor category.

The awards will be presented at a function here on Monday, he said.

Nominations for best actress include Rani Mukerji (Dil Bole Hadippa), Priyanka Chopra (Fashion), Pallavi Joshi (Rita, Marathi), Tamanna (Konchem Istam Konchem Kashtam, Tamil), Mamtha Mohandas (Passenger, Malayalam) and Shreya Reddy (Kanchivaram, Tamil), Shantaram said.

Best film nominations include Bhramaram (Malayalam), Gabharicha Paus (Marathi), Harischandrachi Factory (Marathi), Kanchivaram (Tamil), Love Aaj Kal (Hindi) and New York (Hindi).

When V Shantaram was making the film Do Ankhen Barah Hath, he met with an accident and became blind for some time. During his blindness he started seeing colours and that’s the genesis of Navrang.

This year’s awards function proceeds will be given to `Right To Vision`, a division Wockhardt Foundation, who conduct free eye camps in 28 cities all over India, Shantaram said.

Paresh Mokashi (Harischandrachi Factory), Satish Manwar (Gabhricha Paus), Madhur Bhandarkar (Fashion), Priyadarshan (Kanchivaram), Imtiaz Ali (Love Aaj Kal) and
Kabir Khan (New York) are in the race for Best director award.

Satish Manwar (Gabharicha Paus), Nandita Das (Firaaq), Santosh Manjrekar (Mi Shivaji Raje Bhosale Boltoy), Ranjith Sankar (Passenger-Malyalam), Kishore Kumar (Konchem Istam Konchem Kashtam-Tamil) are in fray for Best debut director.

Anushka Sharma (Rab Na Bana Di Jodi), Kalki Koechlin (Dev D), Mugdha Godse (Fashion), Priya Bapat (Mi Shivaji Raje Boltoy) are in the nominations for the best debut artiste in lead role.

The other nominations include-Best Supporting Actor--Irfan Khan (New York), Om Puri (Delhi-6), Paresh Rawal (Oye Lucky Lucky Oye), Amole Gupte (Kaminey) and Vinay Pathak (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi).

Best Supporting actress-Waheeda Rehman (Delhi 6), KPAC Lalitha (Bhramaram -Malyalam),Chitra Iyer (Rathri Mazha-Malyalam), Jyoti Subhash (Gabhricha Paus), Renuka Shahane (Rita).

Best Story and screenplay - Satish Manwar (Gabhricha Paus), Blessy (Bhramaram-Malyalam), Priyadarshan (Kanchivaram), Aditya Chopra and Sandeep Srivastav (New York) and Imtiaz Ali (Love Aaj Kal).

Best Music-Vishal Bharadwaj (Kaminey), A R Rahman (Delhi 6), Mohan Sitara (Bhramaram-Malyalam), Pritam (Love Aaj Kal) and Ramesh Narayan (Rathri Mazha -Malyalam).

Best cinematography- Thiru (Kanchivaram), Aseem Misra (New York) and Ajayan Vincent (Bhrararam-Malyalam).

Best Editing - Aarti Bajaj (Love Aaj Kal), Arun Kumar (Kanchivaram) and Meghana Manchanda Sen (Kaminey).

Best Sound -- Raja Sundaram and Deepan Chaterjee (Kanchivaram), Anuj Mathur (Rab ne bana di Jodi) and Anup Dev (Delhi-6).

Best choreography -- Shiamak Davar (Rab ne bana di jodi), Ahmed Khan and Raju Sundaram (Kaminey), Madhu and Saji (Rathri Mazha-Malyalam).

PTI

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