MUMBAI: The Eighteenth National Media Network Film and
TV awards, instituted by National Media Network and
Akhil Bharatiya Swatantra Patrakar Evom Lekhak Sangh
(an association of freelance journalists and writers),
has named the winners of this years awards.
expected, Ekta Kapoor's The Dirty Picture has been adjudged
the best film and Vidya Balan the best actress for the
same film. In the absence of any good performance from
the A listers, Ajay Devgn has been named the best actor
Farhan Akhtar will be conferred with best director
award for Don 2 - The King Is Back, at the awards
ceremony scheduled for January 21, while Anil Kapoor
will be conferred the hero of all-time hit award.
Ramesh Sippy, veteran lyricist Gulzar and Film Federation
of India chairman T.P. Aggarwal will be given lifetime
Kapoor will be honoured for being a successful film
and TV producer.
the television front, NDTV has been named the best
Hindi news channel while the Asian Academy of Film
and TV has been named the best institute for film