Media Release, January 17
The glittering ceremony of the MAX Stardust Awards held on 15th February'06 at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai was an event where three generations of the movie industry came together on one platform to celebrate a common cause - celebrating new talent.
The programme highlights included a lot more than just handing over of the awards. There was a series of specially devised entertainment acts including song and dance performances by leading filmstars like Rani Mukherjee, Saif Ali Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif. Among the other high points of the evening was a very special performance by Rekha. Singing superstar Shaan also performed at the event.
Aftab Shivdasani who was accompanied by Malaika Arora Khan hosted the show.
The evening had a lavish set coupled with lasers, special effects, lighting and acoustics to create a breathtaking audio and visual impact. The guest profile included the film industry's topmost personalities like Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Jaya Bachchan, Urmila Matondkar, Amisha Patel, Raveena Tandon, Tushar Kapoor, Manish Malhotra, Ritesh Deshmukh, Prem Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Amrita Arora, Riya Sen, Sonali Kulkarni, Dino Morea, Priti Jhangiani, Madhur Bhandarkar, Divya Dutta amongst others.
The recipients of the MAX Stardust Awards are young, they're hot and they're the superstars of tomorrow. They are the ones who truly represent the gifted future breed of Bollywood.
The MAX Stardust Awards are for those who have begun their journeys into showbiz. For those who have just wowed the industry and the audience with their spectacular histrionics. For those who are here to stay in the business for a long, long time.
The MAX Stardust Awards are a salute to the new talents of the film industry. MAX will telecast the Kenstar MAX Stardust Awards on Saturday, 28 January, at 9 pm.
THE WINNERS OF MAX STARDUST AWARDS
STANDOUT PERFORMANCE BY A LYRICIST:
Swanand Kirkire (Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi/Parineeta)
NEW MUSICAL SENSATION (MALE):
Himesh Reshamiya (Aashiq Banaya Aapne)
NEW MUSICAL SENSATION (FEMALE):
Mohana Sarkar (D)
STANDOUT PERFORMANCE BY A MUSIC DIRECTOR:
Shantanu Mohitra (Parineeta)
EXCITING NEW FACE:
Ayesha Kapoor (Black)
THE NEW MENACE:
Zakhir Hussain (Sarkar)
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (MALE):
Shiney Ahuja (Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi)
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (FEMALE):
Katrina Kaif (Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya)
SUPERSTAR OF TOMORROW (MALE):
Kunal Khemu (Kalyug)
SUPERSTAR OF TOMORROW (FEMALE):
Vidya Balan (Parineeta)
HOTTEST NEW FILM:
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Anshuman Swami (Black)
Pradeep Sarkar (Parineeta)
STARDUST AWARD FOR THE BEST ACTOR OF THE YEAR:
Akshay Kumar (Garam Masala)
ROLE MODEL AWARD:
THE LIVING LEGEND AWARD:
READERS' CHOICE AWARDS:
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Riteish Deshmukh (Kya Kool Hain Hum)
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Shefali Shah (Waqt - A Race Against Time)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Black)
STAR OF THE YEAR (MALE):
Amitabh Bachchan (Black / Sarkar)
STAR OF THE YEAR (FEMALE):
Rani Mukherjee (Black)