Sushmita Sen & Bollywood fraternity descends in full force for Power Brands Bollywood Film Journalists’ Awards 2019!

Sushmita Sen & Bollywood fraternity descends in full force for Power Brands Bollywood Film Journalists’ Awards 2019!

Sushmita Sen & Bollywood fraternity descends in full force for Power Brands Bollywood Film Journalists’ Awards 2019!

Manoj Kumar, Sanjay Khan

Manoj Kumar gets Lifetime Achievement,

Manoj Kumar

Sanjay Khan awarded for his Biography while Padmavat, Badhai Ho, Andhadhun and Tumbbad take home maximum roaring lions.

Sanjay Khan

The 2019 Power Brands-Bollywood Film Journalist’s Awards were organised by Planman Motion Pictures yesterday at the Novotel Mumbai. Padmavat took home 16 roaring lions.

Malaika Arora

Malaika Arora also got the special Power Brand Fashion Icon award.

Badhai Ho took away 7 roaring lions including the Best Film. Andhadhun and Tummbad won 6 roaring lions each and Sriram Raghavan won the Best Director award for Andhadhun.

Sushmita Sen, Che Kabir Chaudhuri

The glittering event saw two mega book launches!! The big one was the launch of the young 18 year old author Che Kabir Chaudhuri’s book DISCOVER THE SUPERHERO IN YOU published by Times Group Books. The book which is about life lessons from superhero films and comics, was launched by Miss universe Sushmita Sen who also got the special Power Brand Superhero Award. Launching the book she was in full praise of the book saying such insight and depth is absolutely amazing!! Che said that he believed that there was a lot to learn in life from comics and Superhero films and he wanted to prove that.

GURU RANDHAWA Launching Book

The other book that was launched by the Rock Star who has taken YouTube by storm- Guru Randhawa.


This coffee table book- Bollywood Power Brands – also published by Times Group Books is authored by Rajita Chaudhuri and Dr. Arindam Chaudhuri and is on the most powerful in Bollywood. Rajita Choudhary just rocked with her sterling act as a very up to the mark hosting leaving no stone unturned covering every segment of cinema with great elan and poise. She held the show and kept it engaging right throughout.

Rajita Chaudhury

They called it their tribute to the movers and shakers of Bollywood.

Sanjay Khan, Zayed Khan & family

Sanjay Khan was there in full force with his family- Zarine, Suzanne, Farah, Zayed and Simone. Sanjay Khan emphasised on the need for national integration.

Dr. Arindam Chaudhuri & Bollywood Jury members

So was the lifetime award winner, Manoj Kumar, who spoke with full gusto and said being in a wheel chair he is hardly a power brand anymore.

Farah Khan

Farah Khan was brief but eloquent and spoke without mincing words.

Director Sriram Raghavan

Shriram Raghavan, Gajaraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi,


Ronit Roy to

Ronit Roy, Shefali Shah (1)

Shefali Shah,

Arindam - Kabi

Neeraj Kavi,


Nushrat Bharucha,  Ali Fazal,

Arindam - Amit Trivedi

Amit Trivedi and Amit Sharma all the winners praised the fairness of the awards and the thanked the journalists who voted for them. Sushmita, Malaika, Nushrat and Manjari Fadnis dazzled the red carpet.

Neena Gupta

Power Brands Bollywood Film Journalists Awards are the only awards in the country where more than twenty of the leading film journalists of this country do an open ballot voting for all categories and disclose who they voted for online two weeks before the award ceremony.

Arindam Guru Randhawa

Where awards are given irrespective of the winners presence as they are are declared a fortnight in advance at least.

Digangana Suryavanshi

Where the runners up are also awarded with the title of associate winners.

Arindam -

There are no nominations and journalists are free to give any one their vote amongst the films released last year.

Arindam -

Basically it’s the only credible awards in the country and for the same it has garnered huge appreciation, though still only in its 3rd year.

Winners & Jury Members (1)

The list of key winners this year are:

Best Feature Film

Winner – Badhaai Ho – Junglee Pictures/ Vineet Jain

Associate Winner – Andhadhun – Viacom18 Motion Pictures

Best Director

Winner – Andhadhun – Sriram Raghavan

Associate Winner – Raazi – Meghna Gulzar

Best Actor Male

Winner – Sanju – Ranbir Kapoor

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Ranveer Singh

Best Actor Female

Winner – Raazi – Alia Bhatt

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Deepika Padukone

Associate Winner – Hichki – Rani Mukerji

Best Supporting Actor Male

Winner – Sanju – Vicky Kaushal

Associate Winner – Badhaai Ho – Gajraj Rao

Associate Winner – Stree – Pankaj Tripathi

Best Supporting Actor Female

Winner – Badhaai Ho – Neena Gupta

Associate Winner – Badhaai Ho – Surekha Sikri


Winner – Andhadhun – Amit Trivedi

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Best Background Score

Winner – Tumbbad – Ajay-Atul / Jesper Kyd

Associate Winner – Padmaavat – Ankit Balhara, Sanchit Balhara, Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Best Cinematography

Winner – Padmaavat – Sudeep Chatterjee

Associate Winner – Tumbbad – Pankaj Kumar

Best Story Adapted

Winner – Raazi – Bhavani Iyer, Meghna Gulzar

Associate Winner – Simmba – Yunus Sajawal, SajidSamji,  VakkanthamVamsi

Associate Winner – Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran – SaiwynQuadras, SanyukthaChawla Sheikh, Abhishek Sharma

Best Story Original

Winner – Badhaai Ho – ShanatanuSrivastava, AkshatGhildial, Jyoti Kapoor

Associate Winner – Andhadhun – Sriram Raghavan, ArijitBiswas, PoojaLadhaSurti, YogeshChandekar, Hemanth Rao

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