MUMBAI: Rani Mukerji and Prakash Raj won the V Shantaram awards for best actress
and best actor respectively for Dil Bole Haddipa and Kanchivaram.
awards were presented last night in the presence of yesteryears actress Sandhya,
who was besotted with a lifetime achievement award. The yesteryear actress was
making a public appearance after several years to commemorate the 50th year of
her musical hit Navrang.
prominent film personalities who graced the evening were Yash Chopra, Govind Nihalani,
Kiran Shantaram, Sulochana, Pandit Jasraj, Jeetendra, Ram Mukerji and his wife
Krishna Mukerji among others.
award-winner Kanchivaram received the best film Gold award. It beat films
like Love Aaj Kal, New York, Bhramaram, Garibcha Paus
and Harishchandrachi Factory while Priyadarshan bagged the best
director Gold prize for the same film.
cinematographer Thiru also won an award in the Best Cinematography category for
Marathi film Gabhricha Paus and its director Satish Manwar bagged the Silver
award for best film and director.