And The Award Goes To...
Hum Tum - Yash Chopra
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi - Sajid Nadiadwala
Swades - Ashutosh Gowariker
Veer-zaara - Yash Chopra
Yuva - G Srinivasan
And the award goes to Veer-Zaara - Yash Choprayash Chopra
I am happy that Veer-Zaara which I made after seven years of conceiving the idea, has been well accepted. I remember that while shooting for the film I had a fracture and still I shot uninterrupted. I feel I have been awarded for the pain I went through during the making. I am very happy to get this award. Somewhere in my mind, I was sure that my film would be awarded.'
BEST ACTOR (MALE)
Amitabh Bachchan - Dev
Nana Patekar - Ab Tak Chappan
Saif Ali Khan - Hum Tum
Shah Rukh Khan - Veer-Zaara
Salman Khan - Garv
And the award goes to Shah Rukh Khan - Veer-zaara
I take this award as an honour for working with Yashji after a big interval. The film had a good story and was beautifully captured by him. In a way, I was expecting this award.'
Ashutosh Gowariker - Swades
Farhan Akhtar- Lakshya
Kunal Kohli - Hum Tum
Mani Ratnam - Yuva
Yash Chopra - Veer-Zaara
And the award goes to Kunal Kohli - Hum Tum
I can't believe that I have won this prestigious award. I owe this to Yash Raj. Saif and Rani made matters easy by giving excellent performances. I am also glad that Rani won the best actress award for this film.'
BEST ACTOR (FEMALE)
Kareena Kapoor - Dev
Preity Zinta - Veer-Zaara
Rani Mukerji - Hum Tum
Shilpa Shetty - Phir Milenge
Urmila Matondkar - Ek Hasina Thi
And the award goes to Rani Mukerji - Hum Tum
I am delighted. Hum Tum was special for me and I had full faith in my director that he would make me deliver my best. I am also happy that the film has won two other awards.'
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE ( MALE)
Abhishek Bachchan - Yuva
Akshay Kumar - Mujhse Shaadi Karoge
Pankaj Kapoor - Maqbool
Sanjay Dutt - Deewar
Zayed Khan - Main Hoon Na
And the award goes to Abhishek Bachchan - Yuva
I am delighted that both Rani and I have bagged the honour for the same film. Yuva was a special experience for me as I was working with a personality like Mani Ratnam. I never thought that I would get this award as there were other experienced actors in my category.'
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE)
Divya Dutta - Veer-Zaara
Kirron Kher - Hum Tum
Kareena Kapoor - Yuva
Rani Mukerji - Yuva
Rani Mukerji - Veer-Zaara
And the award goes to Rani Mukerji - Yuva
I'm very excited. To work with Mani Ratnam was indeed a dream come true for me. Mani sir sketched an appropriate role for me and extracted good performances from the entire cast.'
BEST ACTOR IN A COMIC ROLE
Arshad Warsi - Hulchul
Paresh Rawal - Hulchul
Rajpal Yadav - Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Ritesh Deshmukh - Masti
Uday Chopra - Dhoom
Vijay Raaz - Run
And the award goes to Ritesh Deshmukh - Masti
I'm delighted. This is my first award and therefore unforgettable. Masti was very special for me as I was pitted against seasoned actors like Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi. Finally, it was the screenplay and the teamwork that brought out good results.'
BEST ACTOR IN A NEGATIVE ROLE
Ajay Devgan - Khakee
Emran Hashmi - Murder
Irrfan - Maqbool
Priyanka Chopra - Aitraaz
Saif Ali Khan - Ek Hasina Thi
And the award goes to Priyanka Chopra - Aitraaz
Wow! It's an achievement. The role was a difficult one to essay and the dialogue were difficult to mouth. I cried a lot after seeing my performance on screen.'
BEST BACKGROUND MUSIC
RS Mani - Veer-Zaara
Ranjit Barot - Main Hoon Na
Salim-suleiman - Ab Tak Chhappan & Dhoom
Sandeep Chowta - Musafir
And The Award Goes To Salim-suleiman - Dhoom
When we were nominated for two films we knew that we were in the recognition. Dhoom, being an action film, the background score had to be special. Every sequence needed a different kind of music to match the mood. This award is recognition of the hard work that we put in. You know, we were expecting one for Ab Tak Chhappan too.'
Anu Malik - Main Hoon Na
Himesh Reshammiya - Dil Maange More!!!
Jatin-lalit - Hum Tum
Pritam - Dhoom
Sajid-wajid & Anu Malik - Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
And the award goes to Anu Malik - Main Hoon Na
I thank Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan for choosing me for the project. Equal credit goes to Javedsaab for his wonderful lyrics.'
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE)
Babul Supriyo - 'saanson Ko...'/ Hum Tum
Kunal Ganjawala - 'bheege Honth Tere...'/ Murder
Sonu Nigam - 'kiska Hai Yeh Tum Ko...'/ Main Hoon Na, 'tum Se Milke Dil Ka...'/Main Hoon Na, 'aisa Deewana...'/Dil Maange More!!!
Udit Narayan - 'main Yahaan Hoon...'/ Veer-Zaara
And the award goes to Sonu Nigam - 'kiska Hai Yeh Tum Ko...'/Main Hoon Na
I am happy to have bagged the award. I must say, there was stiff competition in my category and I am extremely honoured that I have won. The song was a smash hit. All credit goes to Anu Malik..'
Sandeep Shrivastav - Ab Tak Chappan
Pooja Ladha Surti - Ek Hasina Thi
Kunal Kohli-siddharth Raj Anand - Hum Tum
Aditya Chopra - Veer-zaara
Mani Ratnam - Yuva
And the award goes to Pooja Ladha Surti - Ek Hasina Thi
I am honoured. I would like to give the credit to the entire team which is what elevates a film. Thanks Screen for the honour.'
BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE)
Alka Yagnik - 'sanwariya Sanwariya...'/swades, 'hum Tum...'/hum Tum
Madhushree - 'kabhi Neem Neem...'/yuva
Sadhana Sargam - 'aao Na...'/ Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...
Sunidhi Chauhan - ' Dhoom Machaale...'/dhoom, ' Man Saat Samandar...'/chameli
And the award goes to Sunidhi Chauhan - ' Man Saat Samandar...'/Chameli
When I saw the film in the theatre, I was delighted to discover that the song was equally well picturised. Since I was nominated for two songs, I was expecting to win. But winning it for the Chameli song is a surprise.'
Govind Nihalani-meenaxi Sharma - Dev
Javed Siddiqui - Dil Maange More!!!
Kunal Kohli - Hum Tum
Vishal Bharadwaj - Maqbool
Aditya Chopra - Veer-zaara
And the award goes to Aditya Chopra - Veer-Zaara
Uday Chopra (taking the award on Aditya Chopra's behalf): Aditya Chopra rightly deserved the award as the dialogue were sensitive and meaningful. I am proud of my brother.'
Rameshwar S Bhagat - Dhoom
Bunty Nagi - Musafir
Sanjib Datta - Ek Hasina Thi
Murad Siddiqui - Ab Tak Chhapan
Sreekar Prasad - Yuva
And the award goes to Rameshwar S Bhagat - Dhoom
It's my first film and I hope to win many more awards this year. I thank Aditya Chopraji for having reposed full confidence in me.'
Arun Bhairav - ' Lal Dupatta...'/Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Javed Akhtar - 'kis Ka Hai Ye...'/Main Hoon Na
Javed Akhtar - 'tere Liye...'/Veer-Zaara
Prasoon Joshi- 'saanson Ko...'/Hum Tum
Rahat Indori -'yeh Rishta...'/Meenaxi-a Tale Of Three Cities
And the award goes to Prasoon Joshi- 'saanson Ko...'/ Hum Tum
I am honoured. The modern-day technology helped me a lot. Since I was overseas when I was writing the lyrics, there were times when I would sms and replace some words here and there. The song finally came to be highly appreciated.'
Dwark Warrier - Ab Taak Chhapan - Dhoom
Rakesh Ranjan/shirish Kunder - Main Hoon Na
Jitender Chowdhury - Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Robert Taylor - Yuva
And the award goes to Robert Taylor - Yuva
I feel that usage of sync sound helped me win the award. Sync sound was a new technology for the unit. It was a great experience. Also it's great to get an award from a distant land.'
Nirav Shah - Dhoom
Christopher Popp - Lakshya
Santosh Sivan - Meenaxi
Sanjay F Gupta - Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Anil Mehta - Veer-Zaara
And the award goes to Santosh Sivan - Meenaxi
My work is a tribute to MF Husain's celebration of colours. ... for his passion for the medium.The award is all the more interesting since Meenaxi is a very different kind of film competing with commercial films.'
Meenaxi Sharma - Dev
Priyadarshan - Hulchul
Javed Akhtar - Lakshya
Ashutosh Gowariker - Swades
Aditya Chopra - Veer-Zaara
And the award goes to Aditya Chopra - Veer-zaara
Yash Chopra (taking the award on Aditya Chopra's behalf): This award is Aditya's who has not been able to come. He is indeed god-gifted. Veer-Zaara, in a way is his baby which I have moulded.'
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Tata Elexi/ Kathaa Animation - Hum Tum
Usl-woa Studios - Lakshya
Rajtaru / Eagle Video Films - Main Hoon Na
Prime Focus - Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
2nz Animation - Shaadi Ka Ladoo
And the award goes to Tata Elexi/ Kathaa Animation - Hum Tum
Pankaj Khandpur (TATA ELEXI): Inserting animated characters among real-life characters was a first time in the country and I think we did our best.'
Prakash Nambiar (KATHAA ANIMATIONS):The award is a recognition for creating animated characters that was the requirement of the film. This award is a moral booster for our company. '
BEST ART DIRECTION
Jayant Deshmukh - Deewar
Saboo Cyril - Main Hoon Na
Sharmistha Roy - Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Sharmistha Roy - Meenaxi
Sharmistha Roy - Veer-Zaara
And the award goes to Sharmistha Roy - Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
We created the special set to save the expense of shooting outdoors and it was completely worth the effort. I am happy that my work has got noticed and appreciated.'
Bosco Ceaser - Musafir/ 'ishq Kabhi Kariyon Na...'
Farha Khan - Main Hoon Na/'tum Se Mil Ke...'
Farha Khan - Mujhse Shaadi Karogi/'laal Dupatta...'
Prabhu Deva - Lakshya/'main Asia Kyun Hoon...'
Vaibhavi Merchant - Dil Maange More/'betaab Dil...'
And the award goes to Prabhu Deva - Lakshya/'main Asia Kyun Hoon...'
I have no words to express my delight. Initially, I did have some apprehensions of choreographing for a Hindi film. But Hrithik Roshan, being a brilliant dancer, understood what I expected from him and delivered. And here I am with the Screen award in hand which justifies the hard work we put in.'
Allan Amin - Dhoom / Main Hoon Na
Tinu Verma - Khakee
Stuart Paul - I Proud To Be An Indian
Vikram Dharma - Yuva
And the award goes to Vikram Dharma - Yuva
This is a huge honour for a South Indian technician from Hindi cinema. Thank you Screen. I have worked with several other directors but it was a privilege to work with Mani Ratnam. All the actors from Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi co-operated with me and the result is the trophy.'
BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE
Divya Khosla - Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon
Gayatri Joshi - Swades
Ayesha Takia - Tarzan / Dil Maange More
And the award goes to Gayatri Joshi - Swades
This seems like a dream. Thank you Screen.'
BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR
Farha Khan - Main Hoon Na
Shimit Amin - Ab Tak Chappan
Sriram Raghavan - Ek Hasina Thi
And the award goes to Farha Khan - Main Hoon Na
I feel I deserved to be nominated in the main category. Main Hoon Na deserves more, considering it's been a huge success.'
INDIAN FILM IN ENGLISH : (BEST PERFORMANCE)
Shobana - Dance Like A Man
Nagesh Kukunoor - Hyderabad Blues 2
Shabana Azmi - Morning Raga
And the award goes to Shabana Azmi - Morning Raga
I owe this award to my music coach Ranjani Ramakrishnan and the fabulous team of Morning Raga.'
SPECIAL JURY AWARD : VOICE
And the award goes to Kunal Ganjawala - (bheege Honth Tere- Murder)
I am delighted. You won't believe that I recorded this song in one take and that too on Diwali night in 2003. I am grateful for the confidence Anuji placed in me.'
BEST PUBLICITY DESIGN
And the award goes to Rahul & Himanshu Nanda
It's a great news. The campaign of Main Hoon Na was totally different as it didn't follow the otherwise typical style of picture poster designing. It's good to be getting recognised once again.'
SPECIAL JURY AWARD : FILM
And the award goes to Swades
Ashutosh Gowariker (Swades): This subject is close to my heart. I've tried to capture the intricacies of the life of an NRI and his attraction to his homeland. The award is special because it is a surprise.'
And the award goes to Pooja Shetty (Imax Adlabs)
I never expected this award to come my way. I am happy that my efforts have been applauded. My team is on cloud nine since I've given them the news.'
Aishwarya Rai - Vivek Oberoi
Priyanka Chopra - Akshay Kumar
Rani Mukherji - Abhishek Bachchan
Kareena Kapoor - Shahid Kapur
Preity Zinta - Shah Rukh Khan
And the award goes to Preity Zinta - Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan: I am delighted that the honoured jury has selected me and Preity for the Jodi Number One award. I would have been happy if Preity was here to share the honours.'
Edited by Kareena's World - 31 January 2005 at 6:31pm