Dangal, Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, emerge winners in Filmfare awards 2017

Dangal, Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, emerge winners in Filmfare awards 2017

Mumbai (Web Desk): Celebrities gathered in all their glory at the greatest night in Bollywood this year on Saturday.

Bollywood’s biggest stars, Shahrukh Khan with Karan Johar hosted the star-studded 62nd Filmfare awards. Record viewership was expected for this grand gala, and trade experts believe that this event marked a new history in the Indian Television Industry.

Social media giant Twitter was also a part of this grand event for the first time. The behind-the-scene moments was enjoyed in Twitter's 'Periscope 360'.

Aamir Khan honoured with the Best Actor Award for his performance in 'Dangal'. Alia Bhatt received the Best Actress Award for her gritty portrayal of a Bihari migrant in 'Udta Punjab'.

'Dangal' - the wrestling drama was awarded with the Best Film and Nitesh Tiwari bagged the Best Director Award.

Sonam Kapoor won the Critics Award for Best Actor (Female) for her portrayal of Neerja Bhanot in the biopic 'Neerja'. Actors Shahid Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee got the Best Actor (Male) nod for their performances in 'Udta Punjab' and 'Aligarh' respectively.

'Neerja' and 'Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)' won five awards each. Actor Shatrughan Sinha took home the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

Five Pakistanis were also nominated in different categories: Fawad Khan for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male), Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Best Playback Singer (Male) and Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch for Best Playback Singer (Female), however, none of them won. It might be a result of Hindu extremism, longing since 18 September 2016 'Uri attack'. Pakistani actors faced hostile behaviors and threats in the wake of these attacks that India claimed that Pakistan was responsible.