Nominations for Bollywood Awards announced

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Nominations for Bollywood Awards announced
30th Apr 2007 14.00 IST
By Agencies


Blockbusters like Rang De Basanti , Omkara , Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna ,
Lage Raho Munnabhai and Dhoom 2 have bagged most of the nominations
for the 2007 Bollywood Awards, including for the best actor and best film categories.

‘Omkara’, ‘Rang De Basanti’ and ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ have been nominated in
17 categories each, ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’ in 11 and ‘Dhoom 2’ in ten.

The nominations are based on the poll conducted among non-resident
Indians in the United States, Britain and Caribbean nations over last three months.

The final selection will be made by an expert committee comprising critics,
artistes and other leading personalities and awards will be presented at
star-studded glittering function on May 26.

Aamir Khan (‘Rang De Basanti’), Ajay Devgan (‘Omkara’), Hrithik Roshan
(‘Dhoom 2’), Sanjay Dutt (‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’) and Shah Rukh Khan
(‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’) have been nominated in the best actor category.

Aishwarya Rai (‘Dhoom 2’), Bipasha Basu ( Corporate ), Kajol ( Fanaa ),
Kareena Kapoor (‘Omkara’) and Rani Mukherjee (‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’)
have been named in the best actress category.

Rakesh Roshan ( Krrish ), Karan Johar (‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’),
Rajkumar Hirani (‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’), Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
(‘Rang De Basanti’) and Vishal Bharadwaj (‘Omkara’) contest for top spot for best director.

Announcing the nominations in New York, CEO of the Bollywood Group
of companies Kamal Dandona said the increasing number of NRIs participating
in the poll shows that they maintain keen interest in movies produced in their land of birth.

It is the NRIs' interest that has led to increasing number of theatres in
major US cities regularly showing Indian movies, Dandona said.

Abhishek Bachchan (‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’), Arshad Warsi
(‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’), Kunal Kapoor (‘Rang De Basanti’),
John Abraham ( Baabul ) and Vivek Oberoi (‘Omkara’) have
been nominated in the best supporting role (male) category.

For best supporting role (Female), Kiron Kher (‘Rang De Basanti’),
Konkona Sen Sharma (‘Omkara’), Preity Zinta (‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’),
Soha Ali Khan (‘Rang De Basanti’) and Amisha Patel ( Ankahee ) have been named.

Aamir Khan (‘Fanaa’), Esha Deol (‘Ankahee’), Saif Ali Khan (‘Omkara’),
Shah Rukh Khan ( Don ) and Shiney Ahuja ( Gangster ) have been
nominated in the "best negative role" category.

‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ ( Shankar Ehsan Loy ), Rang De Basanti
( A R Rahman ), ‘Omkara’ (Vishal Bharadwaj) and ‘Dhoom 2’ ( Pritam )
contest for top spot in the best music director category.

Other nominations include:

Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female): Chunky Pandey
( Apna Sapna Money Money ), Anupam Kher ( Khosla Ka Ghosla ),
Arshad Warsi (‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’), Tusshar Kapoor ( Golmaal )
and Uday Chopra (‘Dhoom2’).

Best Playback Singer (Male) KK (Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai – ‘Gangster’),
Shaan (Chand Sifarish – ‘Fanaa’), Sonu Nigam (Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna –
‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’), Sukhwinder Singh (Omkara – ‘Omkara’) and
Himesh Reshammiya (Jhalak Dikhalaja - Aksar ).

For the best playback singer (Female): Alka Yagnik (Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna –
‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’), Rekha Bharadwaj (Namak Ishq – ‘Omkara’), Madhushree
(Tu Bin Bataye – ‘Rang De Basanti’), Sunidhi Chauhan (Beedi Jalai Le – ‘Omkara’)
and Shreya Ghosal (Pal Pal – ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’) have been nominated.​



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