Aishwarya Rai, Sanjay Dutt bag top honours at Stardust awards

The gorgeous Aishwarya Rai and the dashing Sanjay Dutt won the ‘Star of the Year – Female’ award and ‘Star of the Year – Male’ award respectively at the Stardust awards.

Ash won the award for her role in Dhoom 2 , while Dutt bagged the award for his role in Lage Raho Munnabhai .

In a glittering ceremony attended by who’s who of Bollywood, Abhishek Bachchan won the ‘Best Actor in Supporting Role’ award for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna at the function held at MMRDA Grounds in Mumbai late Sunday night.

Path-breaking film Rang De Basanti was announced as the ‘Pride of the Industry’.

While collecting his award, the maker of ‘Rang De Basanti’ Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said, ”This is a special award, and this film is especially for the people of India.”

As Abhishek was out of town, father Amitabh Bachchan collected the award on his behalf. Amidst huge applause, he also gave away the trophy to his soon-to-be-daughter-in-law Ash.

Kunal Kapoor won the award for ‘Best Breakthrough Performance – Male’ for his role in ‘Rang De Basanti’.

After collecting the trophy an emphatic Kunal said, ” I was very confused while growing up as I did not know which profession to choose, until I found my calling in acting. I have changed my profession numerous times. I even did some bizarre things like exporting mangoes.”

Meanwhile, ‘Dream Director of the Year’ award was given to Rajkumar Hirani for ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’. The ‘Editors Choice award’ for best performance went to Kareena Kapoor for her role in Omkara . The ‘Editors Choice Best Director award’ went to Vishal Bharadwaj for ‘Omkara’.

Saif Ali Khan bagged the Best Actor in Villainous Role award for ‘Omkara’.

The awards, interspersed with performances by stars like Kareena Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut , Emraan Hashmi and Lara Dutta , also honoured Mithun Chakraborty with “Role Model Of The Year” Award.