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Red Carpet Coverage: Filmfare Awards 2013

Filmfare-Anushka-Best-DressedWhile the Hollywood awards season is in full gear, Bollywood hasn’t been left behind. The 58th Filmfare Awards were held this weekend in Mumbai and we take a look at how well the stars did on the red carpet.

I have to admit this red carpet was disappointing, both in terms of big celebrities and the outfits themselves. Stars like Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were missing, and those that did show up didn’t fare too well.

So we start with the best this time and that has to be Anushka Sharma in a goldenrod yellow Victoria Beckham gown. The look was elevated further thanks to the perfect styling and makeup.

A favorite of Bollywood celebrities, Manish Malhotra was represented by Alia Bhatt and Urmila Matondkar. Both outfits screamed tacky to me and I couldn’t understand why Alia’s choli was so tight.


Being an Indian function, there were a few sarees spotted. Chitrangada Singh looked fabulous in her Anand Kabra saree – perhaps yellow is the new red carpet color? Vidya Balan expectedly stuck to a Sabyasachi saree. I wish she would try different looks but the checkered print and orange border is an interesting look.


Filmfare being the bigger awards function, the celebrities opted for gowns by international designers. None of these seemed to work for me, and it was hard to believe the satin acqu gown worn by Priyanka Chopra was by Armani Privé.


Lighter colors were populalar this year and all shades of white, beige and champaign were seen on the red carpet. Ileana D’Cruz (who made her Bollywood debut with Barfi!) was a standout in her Roberto Cavalli ensemble. She’s definitely one to watch and has been making some great style choices in all her appearances.


If anyone needed proof why black isn’t the best choice for the red carpet, the below looks prove it. No one got it right this year and I was especially disappointed with Deepika Padukone who wore Prabal Gurung. The slit in the front was a little too high and made her look skanky instead of classy.


Poor Parineeti Chopra either needs to get a new stylist or listen to one! She wore what I can only describe as a black satin sheet held up by a mesh top. And to make it worse, it was full of wrinkles – at least she’s still flashing her smile!


This was a very disappointing Filmfare Awards red carpet and I’m hoping we see a major improvement from Bollywood celebrities at the next event. And if you’re interested in who walked away with the award trophies, see the list below.


  • Best Actor Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!)
  • Best Actress Vidya Balan (Kahaani)
  • Best Film Barfi!
  • Best Director Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)
  • Best Dialogue Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K Ladia, Zeishan Qadri (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Best Screenplay Sanjay Chouhan & Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Best Story Juhi Chaturvedi (Vicky Donor)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Male) Annu Kapoor (Vicky Donor)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Female) Anushka Sharma (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • Best Music Director Pritam (Barfi!)
  • Best Lyrics Gulzar (Challa), Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Best Playback (Male) Ayushmann Khurrana (Paani Da Rang) (Vicky Donor)
  • Best Playback (Female) Shalmali Kholgade (Pareshaan) ( Ishaqzaade)
  • RD Burman Award For Upcoming Talent In Music Neeti Mohan (Jiya Re) (Jab Tak Hain Jaan)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Yash Chopra
  • Sony Trendsetter Of The Year Barfi!
  • Best Debut (Male) Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Donor)
  • Best Debut (Female) Ileana D’Cruz (Barfi!)
  • Best Debut (Director) Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)


  • Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male) Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar)
  • Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Female) Richa Chadda (Gangs of Wasseypur)
  • Critics’ Award for Best Film Gangs of Wasseypur


  • Best Action Sham Kaushal (Gangs Of Wasseypur)
  • Best Cinematography Setu (Kahaani)
  • Best Editing Namrata Rao (Kahaani)
  • Best Production Design Rajat Podar (Barfi!)
  • Best Sound Design Sanjay Maurya & Allwin Rego (Kahaani)
  • Best Costume Design Manoshi Nath & Rushi Sharma ( Shanghai)
  • Best Choreography Bosco-Caesar (Aunty Ji – Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu)
  • Best Background Score Pritam (Barfi!)

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