The 15th Ujala-Asianet Film Awards 2013 were distributed at a glittering function held recently at Port Trust Stadium, Willington Island, Kochi. The show was witnessed by a 25,000-strong crowd. Several prominent persons from the film industry and socio-cultural spheres were present on the occasion.
Popular actor Kamal Haasan was felicitated by Mamootty and Asianet Managing Director K Madhavan for his outstanding contribution to the Indian film industry. The event was attended by a cross-section of stars from South Indian film industry and had colourful programmes performed by leading Malayalam artistes along with a mix of stars from Tollywood and Bollywood.
Priyadarshan, Bhumika Chawla, Meena, Nedumudi Venu, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Prathap Pothan, Suman, Honey Rose, Meera Nandan, Vineeth, Jagadhesh, Sukumari, KPAC Lalitha, Lalu Alex, Mythili, Shamna Khasim, Riyaz Khan, Babu Antony, Edavela Babu, Kadhal Sandhya, Ajmanl , Asha Sarath, Sheela, Maniyan Pillai Raju,Suresh Krishna, Nanu, Archana Kavi, Hemand, Munna, Mallika, director Sibi Malayil, director Sathyan Anthikadu, director Kamal AMMA celebrity cricket league players were some of the personalities who attended the function. Also Director Priyadarsan was felicitated by Asianet managing director K. Madhavan for his contribution to Indian Cinema.
‘Usthad Hotel’ won the award for the best film, which was accepted by its producer Listen Stephen while director Anwar Rasheed and Ranjith won the award for the best director for the movie ‘Spirit'. Mohanlal won the best actor award for his role in ‘Spirit' and 'Run Baby Run’ and Kavya Madhavan for the best female actress for the film ‘Bavoottiyude Namathil'. Prithviraj and Mamta Mohandas collected the popular actors award for their outstanding performance in various movies. 'Spirit' won the award for the best popular film.
Others who won awards included Vijay Yesudas (best male singer) , K S Chitra (best female singer), Swetha Menon Sunil (best character artiste-female), Biju Menon (best character artiste-male), Babu Raj (best actor in a comic role) and Nivin Poli-Isha Thalwar (best star couple). Rafeeq Ahammed (lyricist), Gopi Sundar (music director), Dhananjay (child artiste), Anjali Menon (script Writer), Jomon T. John (cameraman), debut artiste Gauthami Nair, Lena (best supporting actress), Shankar Ramakrishnan and Indrajith ( best supporting actor), Ramya Nambeesan (popular singer), Jaqueline Fernandez (most stylish Bollywood actress), Vineeth Sreenivasan (multi-faceted talent), Prakash Raj (Asianet Golden Star award) and Manoj K Jayan, Kunjacko Boban and Anoop Chandran (Special Jury
Popular star Jayaram was honoured for his 25-year outstanding film career in various languages. Stars like Shobhana, Roma, Kaniha, Isha Talwar Mariyam Zachriya, Sarayu and other comedy artistes from TV/ Film industry, playback singers like Shaan and Andrea Jermaid participated.
Asianet is set to telecast 'Ujala Asianet Film Awards 2013' on February 2 and 3, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday), from 6.30 p.m. onwards.
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