Mollywood honours King Khan at Ujala-Asianet Film Awards
By A Correspondent
The 14th Ujala-Asianet Film Awards 2012 took place recently in a glittering function held at theFestivalCity,Dubai, with almost 25,000-strong crowds gathered to witness the action. Several prominent persons from the film industry and socio-cultural spheres were present on the occasion.
Asianet Managing Director K Madhavan presented the Millennium Actor award to Shahrukh Khan, the King Khan of Indian cinema. Mollywood superstars Mohan Lal and Mammootty also honoured the King Khan for his outstanding contributions to the Indian film industry.
The event was attended by stars from South Indian film industry and had colourful performances by leading Malayalam artistes along with stars from Tollywood and Bollywood. Dhanush, Asin, Vidya Balan, Dilip, Madhavan, K B Ganesh Kumar, Kalabhavan Mani, Jagathi Sreekumar, Jagadheesh, Nedumudi Venu, Maniyan Pillai Raju, Lakshmi Gopalaswami, , Archana Kavi, Sibi Malayil, Siyad Kokker, Menaka , and Suresh Kumar were among the stars who attended the function.
Pranayam won the award for the best film, which was accepted by the producer Sajeev and director Blessy. Ranjith won the award for the best director for Indian Rupee. Mammootty was honoured as the Cultural Icon of Kerala for his outstanding contributions in various fields. Mohan Lal won the best actor award for his role in Pranayam and Kavya Madhavan won for the best actress for Gadhama & Bhakthajanangalude Sradakku.
Other winners include Asin ( Pride of Kerala in Bollywood), Vidya Balan & Madhavan (Asianet Golden Star), Dhanush (Popular Tamil Actor), Kunchako Boban (Youth Icon of the Year), Innocent (best Supporting Actor), K P A C Lalitha (best supporting actress), Siddique (best villain), Suraj Venjaramoodu (best actor in a comic role), M Jayachandran (music director), Hariharan (playback singer- male), Shreya Ghoshal (playback singer-female).
Asianet will telecast Ujala Asianet Film Awards 2012 on January 21 and January 22 at 6.30PM.