The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards was as usual, THE event of the year. Hosted by Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, the function was an entertainment extravaganza. Ranbir Kapoor played the perfect host and got everyone into fits of laughter with his witty one-liners.
Ranbir went to Rekha and said “Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Yeh Khyaal Aata Hai, Tum Hoti Toh Aisa Hota…” and ended it by saying, “I love you.” In response, Rekha said, “I love you too. Nobody will ever love you the way I love you.”
“This is for my mother, whom I lost during the shoot. This is also dedicated to the thousands of children, like Milkha Singh, who lost everything during the Partition,” was Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s winning speech after winning the Best Director award for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
“I have done 25 films till now, but this is my first debut award. It clearly shows how much there is to learn and that you are always a newcomer,” said Dhanush on winning the Best Debut (Male) award; and was later requested by Ranbir to sing his popular Kolaveri Di song on stage; which he promptly did.
Farhan Akhtar, who won the Best Actor male award, said “I’m so happy my mom is here. She used to tell me that I hung around Bandra wearing no shoes and what am I doing in my life. Mom, see what all that barefoot running got me.”
Karan Johar, who was compeering at the time the best actor awards were announced, gave Farhan a tight hug and a peck on the cheek and said “I’ve grown up with you and I had no idea you’d ever win anything!”
Deepika Padukone was teary eyed when she won the Best Actress award for her performance in the film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ramleel.
Film-maker Ritesh Sidhwani threw a small impromptu party for the best actor and the best actress at his residence later and the two were elated as their close friends, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor spent time with them; cheering them.
It is said that due to the late hour of the party, all the eateries around Sidhwani’s residence had shut down and the stars then had some yummy street food at Carter Road.