Bollywood was in full presence at the TOIFA awards held in the city of Vancouver. But the real treat was dazzling performances by Bollywood's two big stars - Shahrukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. They both charmed the audience with their amazing moves.
Dressed in a long red jacket, Shahrukh entered the stage amidst loud cheer and applause at the glittering award night Saturday and started his act with a small speech, thanking the city of Vancouver for love and respect.
"I love you all people, thanks for all the love and respect that you people have shown for me," said the 47-year-old in his signature style and wowed everyone.
Then began the magic. He danced on his popular tracks, including 'Suraj hua maddham', 'Challa ki labh da phire', 'Chamak challo' and many more. With each of his performances, excitement soared high and he had the audience going wild.
Before Shahrukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai had enthralled the audiences with their super-charged acts.
In fact, this was Aishwarya's first stage performance abroad after the birth of her daughter in 2011, and she didn't disappoint. She not only dazzled everyone, her act was one of the highlights at the gala night.
Looking gorgeous in a black free-flowing attire, she performed to songs like 'Khwaja mere Khawaja' and the title track from Dhoom 2.
At the first edition of TOIFA awards, the story of a deaf and mute boy, Barfi! turned out to be the top winner cornering the best film, best director, best actor and best actress trophies.
Anurag Basu picked up the best director award while Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra carried home the best actor and best actress trophies, respectively, for Barfi!.
Ileana D'Cruz, who stepped into Bollywood with Barfi!, won the best debut female award. The award for the best debut male went to Ayushmann Khurrana for super-hit Vicky Donor.
Rishi Kapoor won the best actor in a negative role trophy for Agneepath.
In the critics' awards category, Gauri Shinde won the best debut director award for English Vinglish, best actor female critics award went to Deepika Padukone for Cocktail; best actor male award was given to Irrfan for Paan Singh Tomar.
Anurag Kashyap-directed Gangs of Wasseypur, a gritty celluloid saga of the coal mafia and blood-thirsty vengeance, won the critics' best film award.
Other winners in the popular award category are:
- Best supporting role female: Dolly Ahluwalia for Vicky Donor
- Best supporting actor male: Annu Kapoor for Vicky Donor
- Best actor comic role: Abhishek Bachchan for Bol Bachchan. IANS