Monday, May 28, 2007

Lage Raho Munnabhai wins top honors in New York

Bollywood blockbuster with Gandhian message of non-violence, Lage Raho Munnabhai won top honours at the ninth annual Bollywood Awards in New York, showing its immense popularity among the non-residents Indians who voted it the best movie and its director Rajkumar Hirani the best director.

For the award for best movie, Lage Raho Munnabhai, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra , beat Dhoom 2, Omkara , Rang De Basanti and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna which too were nominated in that category.

Its director Hirani won over Rakesh Roshan ( Krrish ), Karan Johar (Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna), Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (Rang De Basanti ) and Vishal Bharadwaj (Omkara) to claim the award.

Bipasha Basu , who is very popular with the young crowd in the United States, was chosen the best actress for her role in Corporate and Hrithik Roshan adjudged best actor for his performance in Dhoom 2 .

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