The 19th annual Colors Screen awards took place last Saturday in Mumbai. The Bollywood film awards night was a glamourous event, with a number of South Indian stars picking up awards too.
Bangalorean Deepika Padukone, who made her debut in the Kannada industry, missed out on the award for Best Actress for her role in "Cocktail". The gorgeous former model dazzled on the red carpet in a teal lace dress by Dolce and Gabanna. The Best Actress award instead went to Vidya Balan, who donned a traditional red and gold Kanjeevaram sari. The actress, who is originally from the Palakkad district of Kerala, bagged the award for her role in the film "Kahaani", making this her fourth Screen Award in as many years! Ileana D’Cruz, who made her film debut in Telugu, received the Best Debut (Female) award for the film "Barfi!", which also picked up Best Film, Best Director and Best Music!
Gauri Shinde, director of Tamil star Sridevi’s comeback film "English Vinglish", picked up the award for Most Promising Debut Director. South Indian choregrapher-turned-director Prabhu Deva won the Best Choreography for the song "Go Go Govinda" from the film "Oh My God".
Other familiar faces at the event included Shruti Haasan (daughter of Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan), as well as Neetu Chandra, Yami Gautam and Genelia D’Souza, who have all starred in a number of films in the Southern film industries. Yami donned a full-length green gown by Carmen Marc Valco, while Genelia went for a black Roberto Cavalli number. Shruti Hassan went for a bold red lip for her vibrant purple dress by Amit GT, and Neetu Chandra opted for a glitzy royal blue sari by Archana Kochhar.