Cream of Zee Cine Awards Mil KMG

DUBAI: 2003 blockbuster Koi...Mil Gaya scooped the cream of the Zee Cine Awards last night, with the film sweeping the best film award, the best director award for Rakesh Roshan and best actor award for Hrithik Roshan.

The film also got Ganesh Hegde the Best Choreographer Award and Digital Arts Media the Special Effects award for KMG. The Pan Parag Zee Cine Superstar of the Year award (female) went to the vivacious Preity Zinta, while effervescent Shah Rukh was adjudged the male Pan Parag Zee Cine Superstar.

Urmila Matondkar walked away with the honours as best actress for her riveting performance in the thriller Bhoot, while Saif Ali Khan's act in Kal Ho Naa Ho got him the best actor in a supporting role award.

Shabana Azmi's performance in Tehzeeb fetched her the best actress in a supporting role award. Veteran producer Yash Johar was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Shaan walked away with the best male singer award for his Suno Na number from Jhankaar Beats, while the title track of Kal Ho Naa Ho made it to the best song of the year award. Rahul Dev's performance in Footpath got him the best performance in a villainous role award, while Sadhana Sargam won the best female singer award for the title track of Kucch Naa Kaho. Amrita Pritam's verse, Charkha Chalati Maa won the award for the best lyrics. Pritam's story for Pinjar also won the award for Best Story. Pinjar also won Muneesh Sappel the Best Costume Designer award and the Best Art Direction award. Tigmanshu Dhulia's screenplay for Haasil won him the best Screenplay award, while Allan Amin's fight sequences for Qayamat fetched him the Best Action Award. Vicky Goswami won the Best Background Score award for Tere Naam.

Among the new stars on the horizon who were feted, were Bhumika Chawla who was adjudged the best female newcomer in the industry and Shahid Kapoor who was adjudged the best male newcomer. Rajkumar Hirani won similar kudos as the best upcoming director for his feature film Munnabhai MBBS.

Among the technical awards, Ganesh Hegde got the best choreography award for Koi...Mil Gaya, Abba Tyrewala got the best dialogue award for Munnabhai MBBS, while Binod Pradhan got the best cinematography award for Munnabhai again. Kuldeep Sood won in the re-recording category for Baghban, while Digital Art Media got the Special Effects award for Koi....Mil Gaya. Dwarak Warrier won the Audiography award for Bhoot, while Shimit Amin's editing won him the award for Bhoot.

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