MUMBAI: Actor and national hearthrob Fawad Khan on Saturday night became the first Pakistani to win the prestigious Filmfare award in the Best Male Debut category.
The 60th Filmfare Awards were held to honour the best films of 2014 from the Hindi-language film industry at the Yash Raj Studio in Mumbai.
Fawad Afzal Khan won the Best Male Debut Award for his work in Khoobsurat.
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Other nominations in this category were Tahir Raj Bhasin (Mardaani), Tiger Shroff (Heropanti), Sharib Hashimi (Filmistaan) and Freddy Daruwala (Holiday).
Fawad received the award from Sonam Kapoor and Jhataleka Malhotra.
On receiving the award Fawad thanked Anil Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor (Producer), his co-star Sonam Kapoor, Disney Productions and the entire team of Khoobsurat and also spoke about his experience on working on the project.
Fawad further thanked his fans and said “You guys are the instrument of my success. It is beautiful to get love from people in India and Pakistan.”
Fawad wore a grey Dior suit with a pin striped waist coat to complete his royal look that he is famous for and was accompanied by his wife on the red carpet.
|Fawad Khan takes a selfie with wife, Sadaf at the red carpet of the 60th Filmfare Awards.— Photo Courtesy: Pinkvilla|
|Fawad Khan with his wife Sadaf.— Photo Courtesy: Twitter|
He has recently won Best Actor at the Lux Style Awards in Karachi, Best Debut at the Masala Awards, Dubai and Fresh Face of the Year at Hello India Awards in Mumbai.
|Fawad Khan with his Lux Style Award for Best Actor Drama (Sateliite). — Photo by Mahjabeen Mankani|
His Bollywood debut had raked in a whopping Rs30 million within three days of its release.
While Fawad has brought a second Filmfare for Pakistan, renowned pop star Nazia Hasan was the first Pakistani to be awarded the Black Lady in 1981 for her song 'Aap Jaisa Koi' in the category 'Best Female Playback Singer'.
Fans and celebrities alike took to Fawad's took to Twitter and Facebook to congratulate the Rajasthani Royal:
Following is the complete list of winners of the 60th Filmfare Awards:
Best Film— Queen
Nominations: Haider, Mardaani, Jal, Ugly and PK
Best Actor in Leading Role (Male)—Shahid Kapoor for Haider
Nominations: Aamir Khan (PK), Arjun Kapoor (2 States), Randeep Hooda (Highway) and Rajkumar Rao (Citylights).
Best Actor in Leading Role (Female)— Kangna Ranaut for Queen
Nominations: Rani Mukherji (Mardaani), Pareenity Chopra (Hassie Toh Phassi), Priyanka chopra (Marykom) and Madhuri Dixit (Dedh Ishqia).
Best Director— Vikas Bahl for Queen
Nominations: Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider), Rajat Kapoor (Ankho Dekhi), Girish Malik (Jal) and Rajkumar Hirani (PK)
Best Debut (Male)— Fawad Khan for Khoobsurat
Nominees: Sharib Hashimi (Filmistaan), Tiger Shroff (Heropanti), Tahir Raj Bhasin (Mardaani) and Freddy Daruwala (Holiday)
Best Debut (Female)— Kirti Sanon for Heropanti
Critics Award for Best Actor (Male)— Rajat Kapoor for Ankhon Dekhi
Critics Award for Best Actor (Female)— Alia Bhatt Highway
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male)— Kay Kay Menon for Haider
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female)— Tabu for Haider
The Lifetime Achievement Award— Kamini Kaushal
Best Dialogue Award— Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani for PK
Best Screenplay Award—Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi for PK
Best Story Award— Rajat Kapoor for Ankhon Dekhi
Best Lyrics Award— Rashmi Singh - Muskurane Ki Wajah for CityLights
Best Music Award— Shankar Ehsaan Loy for 2 States
Best Playback Singer (Female) Award— Kanika Kapoor for Baby Doll (Ragini MMS 2)
Best Choreographer Award— Ahmed Khan - Jumme Ki Raat for Kick
Best Background Score Award— Amit Trivedi for Queen
Best Action Award— Sham Kaushal for Gunday
Best Cinematography Award— Bobby Singh and Siddharth Diwan for Queen
Best Editing Award— Abhijit Kokate and Anurag Kashyap for Queen
Best Production Design Award— Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray for Haider
Best Sound Design Award— Anil Kumar Konakandla and Prabal Pradhan for Mardaani
Best Costume Award— Dolly Ahluwalia for Haider