‘HNY’ tops Stardust Awards, Big B named international icon

It came as a pleasant surprise to the ‘Happy New Year’ cast and crew, as the Farah Khan directed movie won the maximum number of awards at Stardust Award ceremony held in Mumbai last Sunday. The big budget film claimed a total of five awards. With Farah winning Dream Director, King Khan bagged two awards- ‘Best Actor’ (for thriller) as well as ‘Star of the Year’. While Deepika Padukone won the ‘Star of the Year’ (female) and the film itself won ‘Film of the Year’ award. Abhishek Bachchan on the other hand, had no luck at this ceremony; but he had won 'Best Actor in Supporting Role' at Masala Awards on November in Dubai. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was named as the International Icon of the Year, he was presented with the award by actress Raveena Tandon. 

A lot of factors are responsible for the fabulous success of the movie. Among these, people are absolutely in love with the track ‘India Waale’ composed by Vishal-Shekhar; as they said “‘India waale’ is a song to be sung with a lot of pride. It has been an honour for us to get an opportunity to make a song on this situation. Our first ever!” Director Farah Khan too seemed glad with this fun packed soundtrack, “‘India waale’ is the first of its kind song. A dance anthem for sure! It gives you goose bumps and also forces you to get up and dance. It was truly the most difficult song to crack as not only I but Vishal-Shekhar and Irshad Bhai (Kamil) had to think of today’s patriotism and make a song around that. Today what we feel for our country is so different from the sentiments of the 70s and 80s. It’s really a song that encapsulates all that makes us uniquely Indiawaale.”

As for the star cast , they have worked pretty hard to make the film a huge success- evident from the awards the film received and of course from the fact that currently, it is the the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film worldwide! The other noteworthy wins at the ceremony were Priyanka Chopra for her commendable role in ‘Mary Kom’, Shahid Kapoor for Best Actor in ‘Haider’, Sonam Kapoor for her thoroughly entertaining acting in ‘Khoobsurat’, Rani Mukherjee for her bold role in ‘Mardaani’ and Varun Dhawan in Romance/Comedy category for ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’. Vikas Bahl directed ‘Queen’ starring Kangana Ranaut was on the second position in terms of the number of awards, winning a total of four - Best Actress, Best Film and Best Director and sharing the fourth one - Best Director with Imtiaz Ali for ‘Highway’.