In our own Punjabi version of a starry awards’ evening, the red-carpet arrivals made quite a sight. At the 3rd PTC Awards event held at Sports Complex in SAS Nagar on Friday, there was a generous dose of both Pollywood and Bollywood celebs. If turbaned Sunny Deol made a statement with his scarf and turban, Raveena Tandon looked pretty in her ankle-grazing anarkali suit.
Other A-listers from Bollywood included actors Divya Dutta, Mahie Gill, Jimmy Sheirgill and producer Rahul Mittra. From the Punjabi industry, Gurdas Maan, Preeti Sapru, Neeru Bajwa, Upasna Singh, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Satinder Satti, Miss Pooja and Satinder Sartaj, among others, bestowed the event with their presence.
As the night progressed, artistes such as Himesh Reshammiya left the audience spellbound with his 20-minute-long performance that included 20 of his most popular songs. Roshan Prince, Monica Bedi and Geeta Zaildar too were seen performing on Punjabi melodies.
Tinsel Town ladies Claudia Ciesla and Minissha Lamba also set the stage ablaze. And of course, fresh out of controversy was Yo Yo Honey Singh, who performed with Alfaaz and Money Aujla. Playing
perfect hosts to the occasion were singer-cum-actor Diljit Dosanjh and comedian Kapil Sharma.
The award goes to…
Best Background Score: Jatinder Shah for Mirza – The Untold Story
Best Editing: Bunty Nagi for Carry On Jatta
Best Cinematography: Toby Gorman For Mirza – The Untold Story
Best Story: Atharv Baluja and Rahul Deveshvar for Raula Pai Gaya
Best Screenplay: Dheeraj Rattan for Jatt & Juliet
Best Dialogue: Naresh Kathooria for Carry On Jatta
Best Lyricist: Harman for Pata Nahin Rabb Kehdeyan Rangan Ch Raazi
Best Music Director: Jatinder Shah and Honey Singh for Mirza – The Untold Story
Best Female Playback Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan for Patang Wali Dor
Best Male Playback Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Akhiyaan
Most Popular Song of the year: Pooja Kiven Aa from Jatt & Juliet
Best Performance in a Comic Role: Binnu Dhillon and Jaswinder Bhalla for Carry On Jatta
Best Performance in a Negative Role: Rahul Dev for Mirza – The Untold Story
Best Supporting Actress: Upasna Singh for Jatt & Juliet
Best Supporting Actor: Gurpreet Ghuggi for Carry On Jatta
Best Debut (Female): Monica Bedi for Sirphire
Best Debut (Male): Honey Singh for Mirza – The Untold Story
Best Debut Director: Munish Sharma for Pure Punjabi
Best Director: Anurag Singh for Jatt & Juliet
Best Actress: Neeru Bajwa for Jatt & Juliet
Best Actor: Diljit Dosanjh for Jatt & Juliet
Best Film: Jatt & Juliet
Most Popular Star of the Year: Gippy Grewal
Best Director: Smeep Kang for Carry On Jatta
Best Actor: Gippy Grewal for Mirza – The Untold Story
Best Film: Carry On Jatta
Lifetime Achievement Award: Late Dara Singh and Late Jaspal Bhatti