Hrithik, Kajol bag top Zee awards
Genting (Malaysia) : Hrithik Roshan won the best actor award for his superhero act in "Krrish" while Kajol was adjudged best actress for "Fanna" at the Zee Cine Awards in Malaysia.
The best director award went to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for "Rang De Basanti". The film also won the Best Film of the Year award at the Aditya Birla Group Zee Cine Awards 2007 at a function at this popular hill resort Sunday attended by a galaxy of Bollywood celebrities.
"Lage Raho Munnabhai" and "Rang De Basanti" bagged the maximum awards as well as the Power Team awards for their respective film units.
Current heartthrob Abhishek Bachchan, who did a rock n' roll number with his fiancée Aishwarya Rai at the event, received the best supporting actor male award for his performance in "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehan" while Konkona Sen Sharma won the best supporting actress trophy for her powerful performance in "Omkara".
Saif Ali Khan, who co-hosted a segment of the show with main host Karan Johar, was honoured with the best actor in a negative role for playing Langda Tyagi in "Omkara". Arshad Warsi won the best comic actor award for "Lage Raho Munna Bhai".
In the critics award segment Sanjay Dutt was given the best actor (critics) trophy for "Lage Raho Munnabhai", while the film also bagged the best entertainer (critics) award. Gul Panag and Ayesha Takia won the best actress critics award for "Dor".
Rekha won the Forever Diva Award while Vinod Khanna was given the Lifetime Achievement award.
The award for best screenplay went to Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijit Joshi, the best dialogue to Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijit Joshi and best story to Hirani - all for "Lage Raho Munnabhai".
Prasoon Joshi won the best lyricist award for hit number "Paatshala" in "Rang De Basanti" and A.R. Rahman bagged the best music director trophy for the same film.
Shaan was adjudged best singer male for "Chand sifaarish" in "Fanna" and Alka Yagnik the best female singer for "Tumhi dekho naa..." in "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna". The Radio Mirchi best track of the year award went to "Bidee", while Ganesh Acharya got the best choreographer award for the same song. The best background score went to Salim Sulaiman for "Krrish".
In the technical award category - best visual effects went to Craig Mamma and best action to Shyam Kaushal for "Krrish". P.S. Bharti got the Renu Saluja award for best editing for "Rang De Basanti" while Vinod Pradhan bagged the best cinematography for the same film.
Best audiography award went to Jeetendra Chaudhary for "Krrish" and best song recording to "Salman Afridi" for "Omkara".
Anna Singh bagged the best costume award for "Umrao Jaan" and Sharmishtha Roy for best art direction in "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna".
Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan kept the audience spellbound with some great dance numbers at the gala.