Shah Rukh, Rani triumph at Savlon Sabsey Favourite Kaun International 2006

MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan's brand equity in Bollywood just gets bigger! The star was voted as the favourite hero by fans at the Savlon Sabsey Favourite Kaun 2006 awards.

Rani Mukherji picked up the award in the heroine category. Lage Raho Munnabhai was voted as the favourite film.

At the event Akshay Kumar performed a parody based on his forthcoming movie Bhaagam Bhaag and a spoof on his director Priyadarshan. Bipasha Basu performed on the chartbusters Bidi and Namak from her movie Omkara. Koena Mitra and Shreyas Talpade entertained the audience with the latest songs from their movie Apna Sapna Money Money. Shiney Ahuja performed on a medley of songs from his movies.

Speaking at the awards ceremony Star Entertainment India CEO Sameer Nair said, “Savlon Sabsey Favorite Kaun International 2006 – the only opinion poll for the fans of Bollywood, is a true reflection of a star’s popularity as the winners are chosen by the fans themselves. The impact of Indian Cinema on the audiences is evident by the overwhelming response that we have received year after year. This year we were not only able to capture the frenzy and fervor that our Bollywood actors command on a national level but also on an international scale.”

The Savlon Sabsey Favorite Kaun International 2006 Grand Finale was hosted by Ayesha Takia along with comic trio of Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak and Suresh Menon.

Viewers can watch the telecast of Savlon Sabsey Favorite Kaun International 2006 Grand Finale on 30 December at 8 pm on Star Gold.

Fans voted for their stars across seven categories. The winners are as follows:

- Sabsey Favorite Hero - Shah Rukh Khan

- Sabsey Favourite Heroine - Rani Mukherji

- Sabsey Favourite Comic Hero - Paresh Rawal

- Sabsey Favourite Nayi Heroine - Soha Ali Khan

- Sabsey Favourite Naya Hero - Kunal Khemu

- Sabsey Tez Sitara - Priyanka Chopra

- Sabsey Favourite Film - Lage Raho Munnabhai

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