Black, Paheli vying for Bollywood awards
Box-office hits including Black, Sarkar, Salaam Namaste, No Entry and Page 3 will vie for top honours at the annual Bollywood.india Updated: May 07, 2006 08:42 IST
Box-office hits including Black, Sarkar, Salaam Namaste, No Entry and Page 3 will vie for top honours at the annual Bollywood awards based on the poll conducted among non-resident Indians.
Leading the pack in the list on nominations is superstar Amitabh Bachchan starrerBlack which has been nominated in ten categories including best film, best actor and best actress.
Paheli, which pairs Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee is second with six nominations, followed by another Amitabh Bachchan starrer Sarkar, which has five nominations.
Besides Big B, the nominees in the Best Actor category are Shah Rukh Khan (Paheli), Saif Ali Khan (Parineeta), Anupam Kher (Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara) and Akshay Kumar (Garam Masala).
Rani Mukerjee (Black) finds herself nominated along with Preity Zinta (Salaam Namaste), Urmila Matondkar (Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara), Priyanka Chopra (Waqt-The Race Against Time) and Konkona Sen-Sharma (Page 3) in the best actress category.
Nominated in the Best Director category are Shaad Ali (Bunty aur Babli), Ram Gopal Verma (Sarkar), Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Black), Nagesh Kukunoor (Iqbal) and Madhur Bhandarkar (Page 3).
The final selection of eight edition of the awards will be made by experts and they will be presented at a gala function at the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad on June 10.
"This would be the first time that the Bollywood award function would be held in Trinidad," CEO of Bollywood Awards Kamal Dandona said.