Barfi! leads Filmfare nominations race


Anurag Basu’s Barfi! has won 9 nominations and is leading the race for the 58th Idea Filmfare Awards. These include best film, best actor, best actress and best director amongst others. Yash Chopra’s last directorial ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ follows close behind.

Crime thriller ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ has clinched a total of six nominations, Karan Johar’s action-packed ‘Agneepath’ remake has five nods, and ‘Vicky Dono’r has secured four.

English Vinglish, Kahaani and Talaash have been nominated across three categories each.

In addition to Ranbir and Shah Rukh, those vying in the “best actor in a leading role” (male) are Hrithik Roshan (Agneepath), Irrfan (Paan Singh Tomar), Manoj Bajpayee (Gangs Of Wasseypur) and Salman Khan (Dabangg 2).

Priyanka apart, those nominated in the “best actor in a leading role” (female) category are Deepika Padukone (Cocktail), Kareena Kapoor (Heroine), Parineeti Chopra (Ishqazaade), Sridevi (English Vinglish) and Vidya Balan (Kahaani).

In the “best director” section come Anurag Kashyap (Gangs Of Wasseypur), Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish), Shoojit Sircar (Vicky Donor) and Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani) along with Basu (Barfi!).

For the “best film” trophy, the nominations are Barfi!, English Vinglish, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Kahaani and Vicky Donor.

This year Filmfare has created a special trophy with a gold base to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. These will be given out to winners Jan 20 at the YRF Studios.

Barfi! leads Filmfare nominations race