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Filmfare Awards 2023 nominations: Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi leads with 16 nominations, Bhumi Pednekar, Shahid Kapoor in race for best actors; check list

The 68th Filmfare Awards will be hosted by Salman Khan and co-hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and Maniesh Paul on April 27, 2023.



Filmfare Awards 2023 nominations: Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi leads with 16 nominations, Bhumi Pednekar, Shahid Kapoor in race for best actors; check list

It’s that time of the year again when the country is all set to witness the biggest night of entertainment. India will soon get to see some of the finest cinematic achievements in 2022 at the upcoming 68th Hyundai Filmfare Awards 2023.

Cinema theatres saw some great films and incredible performances last year and now it’s time to celebrate the success of Indian artistes with the black lady.

The 68th Filmfare Awards will be hosted by Salman Khan and co-hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and Maniesh Paul on April 27, 2023 at the Jio World Convention Centre, BKC, Mumbai.

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The nominations for the 68th Filmfare Awards are out, check here.

Best Film

  • Badhaai Do
  • Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
  • Brahmastra Part One: Shiva
  • Gangubai Kathiawadi
  • The Kashmir Files
  • Uunchai

Best Director

  • Anees Bazmee (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)
  • Ayan Mukerji (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
  • Harshvardhan Kulkarni (Badhaai Do)
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
  • Sooraj R. Barjatya (Uunchai)
  • Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (The Kashmir Files)

Best Film Critics’

  • Badhaai Do (Harshvardhan Kulkarni)
  • Bhediya (Amar Kaushik)
    Jhund (Nagraj Popatrao Manjule )
  • Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (R Madhavan )
  • Vadh (Jaspal Singh Sandhu And Rajeev Barnwal

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)

  • Ajay Devgn (Drishyam 2)
  • Amitabh Bachchan (Uunchai)
  • Anupam Kher (The Kashmir Files)
  • Hrithik Roshan (Vikram Vedha)
  • Kartik Aaryan (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)
  • Rajkummar Rao (Badhaai Do)

Best Actor Critics’

  • Amitabh Bachchan (Jhund)
  • R Madhavan (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect)
  • Rajkummar Rao (Badhaai Do)
  • Sanjay Mishra (Vadh)
  • Shahid Kapoor (Jersey)
  • Varun Dhawan (Bhediya)

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)

  • Alia Bhatt (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
  • Bhumi Pednekar (Badhaai Do)
  • Janhvi Kapoor (Mili)
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan (Laal Singh Chaddha)
  • Tabu (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)

Best Actress Critics’

  • Bhumi Pednekar (Badhaai Do)
  • Kajol (Salaam Venky)
  • Neena Gupta (Vadh)
  • Taapsee Pannu (Shabaash Mithu)
  • Tabu (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)

  • Anil Kapoor (Jugjugg Jeeyo)
  • Anupam Kher (Uunchai)
  • Darshan Kumar (The Kashmir Files)
  • Gulshan Devaiah (Badhaai Do)
  • Jaideep Ahlawat (An Action Hero)
  • Maniesh Paul (Jugjugg Jeyo)
  • Mithun Chakraborty (The Kashmir Files)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)

  • Mouni Roy (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
  • Neetu Kapoor (Jugjugg Jeeyo)
  • Sheeba Chaddha (Badhaai Do)
  • Sheeba Chaddha (Doctor G)
  • Shefali Shah (Doctor G)
  • Simran (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect)

Best Music Album

  • Amit Trivedi (Uunchai)
  • Pritam (Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
  • Pritam (Laal Singh Chaddha)
  • Sachin Jigar (Bhediya)
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Gangubai Kathiawadi)

Best Lyrics

  • A M Turaz (Jab Saiyaan- Gangubai Kathiawadi)
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya (Apna Bana Le Piya- Bhediya)
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya (Kesariya- Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya (Tere Hawaale- Laal Singh Chaddha)
  • Shellee (Maiyya Mainu- Jersey)

Best Playback Singer (Male)

  • Abhay Jodhpurkar (Maange Manzooriyan- Badhaai Do)
  • Arijit Singh (Apna Bana Le- Bhediya)
  • Arijit Singh (Deva Deva- Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
  • Arijit Singh (Kesariya- Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
  • Sonu Nigam (Main Ki Karaan- Laal Singh Chaddha)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

  • Jahnvi Shrimankar (Dholida- Gangubai Kathiawadi)
  • Jonita Gandhi (Deva Deva- Brahmastra Part One: Shiva)
  • Kavita Seth (Rangisari- Jugjugg Jeeyo)
  • Shilpa Rao (Tere Hawaale- Laal Singh Chaddha)
  • Shreya Ghoshal (Jab Saiyaan- Gangubai Kathiawadi)

Best Debut Director

  • Anirudh Iyer (An Action Hero)
  • Anubhuti Kashyap (Doctor G)
  • Jai Basantu Singh (Janhit Mein Jaari)
  • Jaspal Singh Sandhu And Rajeev Barnwal (Vadh)
  • R Madhavan (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect)

Best Debut Male

  • Abhay Mishra (Doctor G)
  • Ankush Gedam (Jhund)
  • Paalin Kabak (Bhediya)
  • Shantanu Maheshwari (Gangubai Kathiawadi)

Best Debut Female

  • Andrea Kevichusa (Anek)
  • Khushali Kumar (Dhokha: Round D Corner)
  • Manushi Chhillar (Samrat Prithviraj)
  • Prajakta Koli (Jugjugg Jeeyo)

Best Story

  • Akshat Ghildial, Suman Adhikary (Badhaai Do)
  • Anirudh Iyer (An Action Hero)
    Jaspal Singh Sandhu And Rajeev Barnwal (Vadh)
  • Niren Bhatt (Bhediya)
  • Sunil Gandhi (Uunchai)

Best Screenplay

  • Aakash Kaushik (Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2)
  • Akshat Ghildial, Suman Adhikary And Harshavardhan Kulkarni (Badhaai Do)
  • Jaspal Singh Sandhu And Rajeev Barnwal (Vadh)
  • Neeraj Yadav (An Action Hero)
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali And Utkarshini Vashishtha (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
  • Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (The Kashmir Files)

Best Dialogue

  • Abhishek Dixit (Uunchai)
  • Akshat Ghildial (Badhaai Do)
  • Manoj Muntashir And B.A.Fida (Vikram Vedha)
  • Neeraj Yadav (An Action Hero)
  • Prakash Kapadia, Utkarshini Vashishtha (Gangubai Kathiawadi)
  • Sumit Saxena (Doctor G)

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Amitabh Bachchan to receive Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar award, AR Rahman, Randeep Hooda to be honored

Amitabh Bachchan is set to be awarded the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar, while AR Rahman and Randeep Hooda will also receive honors



Amitabh Bachchan, with multiple awards to his name, is a household name in the Indian cinema industry. He has been invited to receive the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puruskar soon, which would add another feather to his cap.

Every year, this prestigious award is given to a person who has made a significant contribution to the country, its citizens, and society. AR Rahman and Randeep Hooda are also named along with him to accept the award.

The Mangeshkar family announced in a press release that Amitabh Bachchan would get the esteemed Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. This award honours those who have had a significant influence on society and was established in memory of Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in 2022.

On April 24, the day they pay tribute to their late father, theater and music icon Deenanath Mangeshkar, 81-year-old Bachchan will get the award.

The award was previously given to Asha Bhosle, the sister of Lata Mangeshkar, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2023. The press announcement also revealed that A R Rahman, for his outstanding contributions to Indian music, will be awarded the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar. In addition, Randeep Hooda will receive the Vishesh Puraskar in recognition of his outstanding contributions to film.

The award for exceptional social work will also be awarded to the non-profit organization, the Deepstambh Foundation Manobal. Furthermore, the drama Galib, which is produced by Malhar and Vajreshwari under the Ashtavinayak Prakashit banner, is going to be awarded the title of finest drama of the year.

The Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar (Vagvilasini Puraskar) will be given to Marathi author Manjiri Phadke in recognition of her outstanding contributions to literature. In addition, Ashok Saraf and Padmini Kolhapure will be awarded the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar for their outstanding contributions to the film industry.

Other awardees include Atul Parchure for his commitment to theater and drama, Bhau Torsekar for his editing services, and Roopkumar Rathod for his exceptional contributions to music. According to the press release, Asha Bhosle will give the awards to the meritorious honorees, while Hridaynath Mangeshkar will preside over the event.

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Vikrant Massey’s 12th Fail to release in over 20,000 screens in China

Vidhu Vinod Chopra-helmed 12th Fail is all set to release in China soon



Vikrant Massey starrer 12th is scheduled to realse in China. Vikrant and Medha Shankr, who played the main lead in the film, are excited and looking forward to it.

During a recent interview, Vikrant said, it is too early to say that if he is going to China or not for film’s promotion. However, he said he is really excited that something like this has happened after a long time, but it is too early to talk about that.

Aamir Khan had earlier visited China to promote his movie Dangal and 3 Idiots, which was likewise quite successful film across the country.

Additionally, Vikrant said that the makers of 12th Fail had been preparing for its distribution in China for some time. He also said that the film will be released in China in more than 20,000 screens.

He said, after several months of development, the news has finally surfaced, and everyone is aware that the film will be released in China. In China, there is a great appetite for Hindi or Indian films. Over 20,000 screens are available for 12th Fail. The quantity of screens is a result of China’s strong entertainment industry, he said.

Meanwhile, last week, 12th Fail also accomplished an incredible feat. It is the first film in 23 years to have shown in theaters for a full 25 weeks. In the Indian film industry, this landmark is referred to as a silver jubilee and denotes remarkable public response and ongoing popularity.

In order to show his appreciation, Massey posted a unique poster on social media that marked the event. He captioned the images, first film in 23 years to achieve this milestone. He also added that they are grateful to the audiences for realizing their dream.

The film is based on the same-titled book published in 2019 that tells the story of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma’s early years and hardships.

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Amul pays tribute to Diljit Dosanjh, Parineeti Chopra starrer Amar Singh Chamkila

The film, Amar Singh Chamkila, which was released on Netflix recevied a shout out from Amul India



The film Amar Singh Chamkila, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra, is undoubtedly the talk of the town right now. Ever since its recent Netflix release, the musical drama film has been in everyone’s eye. Audiences have been giving the film a lot of praise, and the actors are getting compliments everywhere they go. Now, popular dairy company Amul India has also made a significant mention of the movie, which has increased the buzz.

Renowned dairy brand Amul India recently posted a doodle image to Instagram that featured Parineeti Chopra and Diljit Dosanjh as the characters they played in the film Amar Singh Chamkila. The image showcased the duo performing live, holding up butter-topped bread slices and crooning into the mic. The text on the doodle image reads, Ek Chamach Khila, Amul Punjab Da Buttar.

Sharing the image on Instagram, Amul Topical captioned the image saying, Diljit Dosanjh makes waves in the Imtiaz Ali, AR Rahman hit musical drama, Amar Singh Chamkila!

As soon as Amusl shared the image on its official Instagram page, Parineeti Chopra’s brother Sahaj Chopra and fans began to praise the dairy brand’s creativity. In the comment section, Sahaj Chopra dropped smiling and fire emojis. However, a user said it was super creative for super film. Another said both the movie and the doodle are amazing. Others also gave a shout-out to the image.

Parineeti Chopra reshared the post on her Instagram story and added a kissing emoji as the caption. Meanwhile, fans have praised Parineeti for her performance in the film. The actor has played the role of Amar Singh Chamkila’s wife, Amarjot Kaur.

The life of popular Punjabi artist Amar Singh Chamkila is illuminated in the film Amar Singh Chamkila. Known for his 1980s live electric performances and music that broke records, Chamkila is regarded by the music industry as the original superstar of Punjabi pop culture. He was once referred to as the Elvis of Punjab by Amit Trivedi, and some people saw the late singer as an influence in the music industry.

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