Mumbai may have Bollywood but Delhi is undoubtedly the style capital of India. On Tuesday night, it was also the fun capital as who’s who descended to celebrate the sixth edition of HT Most Stylish Awards.
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan were there with dad Amitabh as was Akshay Kumar with mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia. Akshay’s Housefull 3 co-stars -- Riteish Deshmukh, Lisa Haydon and Jacqueline Fernandez – were also among the winners.
Amid accepting awards, the stars kept us all smiling with their quotable quotes. When Akshay went ahead to accept the most stylish award, he told Dimple – the recipient of living legend award -- “Aapki beti (Twinkle) ne mujhe itna stylish bana dia, warna main kis khet ki muli hu.”
Aishwarya and Abhishek – HT’s most stylish couple – looked adorable together. While accepting their trophy, Abhishek said, “She wakes up like this.” We do believe you Abhishek! Another forever stylish star who again had us swept off with her sartorial statement was Sonam Kapoor.
The winners list also includes personalities from the musical industry and fashion to crafts, arts and politics. BCCI president Anurag Thakur, former Tihar Jail chief Vimla Mehra, Indigo Airlines CEO Aditya Ghosh and designer Rajesh Pratap Singh were some of the winners.
Here we tell you what happened, as it happened at the awards.
Watch the entire event here:
12.12am: The event ended with the unveiling of HTCity and HTCafe’s new look.
12.10am: Amitabh Bachchan HAD to win an award of course...
12.08am: Dimple Kapadia is the Living Legend Female.
12.05am: Living Legend Male Award goes to Jackie Shroff
12.00am: Riteish Deshmukh wins the Most Stylish entertainer.
11.55pm: “Aapki beti ne mujhe itna stylish bana dia, warna main kis khet ki muli hu,” says Akshay Kumar to Dimple Kapadia as he wins the most stylish award.
11.50pm: Abhishek Bachchan wins the award.
11.45 pm: Shraddha Kapoor brings Maharashtra’s water shortage problem to the fore in her acceptance speech.
11.40 pm: Manish Paul wins the most stylish host award...
11.30 pm: Sonam Kapoor has won...AGAIN!
11.27 pm: Jacqueline Fernandez and Lisa Haydon win so big...
11.19 pm: Honey Singh wins the award...
11.11 pm: Kanika Kapoor wins the Most Stylish Award
11.10pm: Aish-Abhi present the award to Manish Malhotra
11.00 pm: Aish-Abhi win the most stylish couple award.
10.50 pm: Aishwarya has won. Obviously.
10.43 pm: Sonam Kapoor’s first sighting!
10.40 pm: Manish Malhotra displays his works of art:
10.35 pm: Akshay Kumar and Vijendra Singh are arm-wrestling:
and Akshay won...
10.30 pm: Anushka Menon knows how to celebrate an award win.
10.25 pm: A moment of your time to appreciate Manish Paul’s bow tie.
10.19 pm: Jawhar Sircar accepts his award.
10.16 pm: Shraddha Kapoor is adawwwwwwwwwwwwwwrable!
10.14 pm: “Fashion is momentary, style is forever,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur.
10.12 pm: Are we over man buns yet? Nope.
10.08 pm: Ahem, ahem! Fanpeeps, your attention here please...
10.02 pm: Great music is being heard at the awards right now.
9.55 pm: Lisa Haydon is life goals.
9.52 pm: Madhur Verma, DCP, Delhi Police receives the most stylish award.
9.43 PM: Ayaan Ali Khan’s mother receives the award on his behalf.
9.42 PM: The first family is here!
9.39 PM: Vimla Mehra wins and Manish flirts with her. Classic Manish.
9.30 pm: Neeti sings the theme song for HT’s newly launched radio channel Radio Nasha and host Sophie swings to the beats.
9.27 pm: The awesome Yo Yo Honey Singh is here. The party is officially on now.
9.20 pm: Neeti Mohan sings and looks like the diva she is...
9.10 pm: Virendra Sehwag is here guys!
9.08 pm: BCCI president Anurag Thakur looks dashing in an all-black kurta pyjama.
9.06 pm: “My wife gives me the ‘OK.Checked’ certificate before I leave the home,” Kunal Kapoor.
9.01 pm: Guys, guys, guys! Our correspondents Sanya and Yusuf have some opinions on all the fashion seen at the event so far...
8.48 pm: Sophie Chaudhary is here and she looks so stunning in her pink, embellished gown and a very jazz-age, slick head of hair. Fabulous basically.
8.42 pm: “I rate myself minus 10/10 when it comes to being stylish,” says Kapil Dev.
“It’s more important how they play on the field,” says Kapil on being asked which current cricketer is most stylish.
8.37 pm: Singing queen Neeti Mohan in the house peeps!
8.31 pm: Our judge Sunil Sethi tells us what went into deciding the winners.
“Wear India on your sleeves,” says Sunil Sethi.
8.21 pm: Vijender Singh spotted. Also spotted half-a-dozen women swooning.
8.04 pm: Kapil Dev is here with his wife Romi Bhatia and daughter Amiya.
8 pm: Manish Malhotra is here! That should be enough to flag off any fashion event right?
Watch the extras from behind the scenes: