MUMBAI: Rani Mukerji and Prakash Raj won the V Shantaram awards for best actress and best actor respectively for Dil Bole Haddipa and Kanchivaram.
The 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.
Among 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.
National 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.
Well-known cinematographer Thiru also won an award in the Best Cinematography category for Kanchivaram.
Marathi film Gabhricha Paus and its director Satish Manwar bagged the Silver award for best film and director.