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Vidya Balan and Irrfan Khan won in the best actor (female) and best actor (male) categories respectively for their performance in Hindi feature films "Tumhari Sullu" and "Hindi Medium" at the 63rd edition of the Filmfare awards on Saturday night. Until this year, the Critics' Award nominations were directly announced at the ceremony without declaring the names ealier.
Critics award for Best actor female was received by wonderful Zaira Wasim as her performance in Secret Superstar fell like a rock on everybody else considering her tender age. While Karan Johar, Shahid Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao looked dapper in stylish tuxedos, Madhuri Dixit, Parineeti Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Athiya Shetty, Saiyami Kher and Neha Dhupia looked their best in glamorous outfits. Konkona Sen Sharma, who has been an actor for over a decade now has won Best debut director for her brilliant film A Death in the Gunj.
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Rajkumar Rao bagged two awards - the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for "Bareilly Ki Barfi", and the Critics' Award for Best Actor (Male) for "Trapped", while Meher Vij won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) for "Secret superstar".
She said while receiving the award: "Thank you so much..." She was accompanied by her husband Sriram Nene at the star-studded event. "Hindi Medium" won the Best Film (popular) Award.
The Filmfare Awards will be held on 20 January in Mumbai.