‘Bajirao Mastani’, the Winner of TOIFA 2016


An awards season favourite this year, “Bajirao Mastani” also earned Priyanka Chopra the best supporting actress award, best playback singer trophy (female) for Shreya Ghoshal and composer of the year award for Bhansali (‘Deewani Mastani’). The movie, however, lost the best film award to Kabir Khan’s 2015 blockbuster “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, which was widely appreciated for its emotional story of a Pakistani deaf and mute girl who is rescued by a Hanuman devotee, played by super star Salman Khan.

While Bhansali kept his award acceptance speech short and sweet, his lead actor appeared overwhelmed and took some time on the stage to thank the filmmaker.

Addressing to Bhansali, Ranveer said, “You are an inspiring man. I am something else when I work with you. I hope our collaboration continues and we work together again to entertain audience.”

When his name was announced, Ranveer pulled Bhansali in a long bear hug and kissed him before walking up to the stage. Ranveer was presented the award by an entrepreneur but it seemed the 30-year-old wanted to make the most of the moment as he asked superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was hosting the segment, to come and present him his best actor trophy.