Mumbai: Bollywood boys Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Riteish Deshmukh and lovely ladies Hema Malini, Juhi Chawla, Kirron Kher and Sonali Bendre brought star power to the first edition of Golden Petal Awards.
The grand event took place at the Film City here Monday night, with a line-up of TV stars from all the popular shows of the channel in attendance. The winners will be announced later.
Witty actor-director Sajid Khan played the perfect host and entertained with his comical one-liners, while Akshay, the ace host of Colors` action adventure reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi", came to support the awards night. He breathed life into the awards night by mixing `fear` and `humour` into the show.
The action star came on the stage with two mice in a small cage, and took them to various actors like Sambhavna Seth, Meghna Malik, Kirron Kher, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari to ask them to adopt them.
Some squealed with fear, and some were sporting enough to hold the mice. He also took actress Pratima Kazmi, better known as Nani of "Uttaran", on the stage to try fire breathing -- and the impromptu act left the audience in splits.
Salman, the co-host of the "Bigg Boss 5", came in soon after, causing a frenzy in the audience. Even TV stars got off their seats to catch a glimpse of the hunk, who came to give the special awards of the night.
He even made some small screen actors match steps with him on chartbuster "Dhinka chika".
Riteish, who recently announced that he will marry Genelia D`Souza early 2012, was seen with Salman in the audience. He came onto the stage later to give away an award.
Akshay`s "Desi Boyz" co-stars John Abraham and Chitrangada Singh were there too and spoke about their experience of working with Akshay.
Other who were invited to give awards were Javed Jaffrey and choreographer Terence Lewis, judges of "Chak Dhoom Dhoom Team Challenges".
The wardrobe of the Bollywood beauties was to die for.
If veteran actress Hema sizzled in a golden sari, Juhi, who hosts a kids chat show "Badmash Company", dazzled in an elaborate suit.
Kirron stuck to her trademark, traditional look, and Sonali looked beautiful in a short pink and grey dress.
Chitrangada chose a green dress for the promotion of "Desi Boyz", in which she plays an uber chic professor.
Poonam Dhillon was also in attendance.
The event saw actors from shows like "Uttaran", "Na Aana Is Des Laado", "Balika Vadhu", "Sasural Simar Ka" and "Veer Shivaji" celebrating their success, while many of them even put up entertaining performances.