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Superstars dazzle on filmfare night

When you invite two irreverent superstars to be the Masters Of Ceremonies at the 53rd Fair One Filmfare Awards, you run the risk that they will distract from the main event, in this case the presentation of the awards.

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Feb 25, 2008, 05.53 AM IST
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MUMBAI When you invite two irreverent superstars to be the Masters Of Ceremonies at the 53rd Fair One Filmfare Awards, you run the risk that they will distract from the main event, in this case the presentation of the awards.

When the duo is the notorious S2, Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan, you can be 100% sure they will steal the show. Of course the only competition for the duo came from the lovely ladies ��� Preity Zinta, Priyanka Chopra, Gauri Khan, Deepika Padukone and Suzanne Roshan, among others ��� dressed in their Chanel and Valentino gowns and Jimmy Choo showls, holding their Gucci evening bags.

The event started staidly enough, with compere Vidya Balan efficiently seeing the awards through the technical categories. But as soon as the S2 duo made their entry into venue, Yash Raj Studios, the event took a turn for the hilarious. After that, every award winner and quite a few of the presenters had their few moments of glory cut short as the terrible twosome brought them down to earth with their now patented style of ���rude��� jokes.

Child star Darsheel Safary, winner of the best actor award in the critics choice category for Taare Zameen Par, was carried off the stage on the duo���s shoulders and warned that he���d be dropped on the floor if he ever came back as a grown-up star. Deepika Padukone, winner of the best female debutante as well as the Sony Head & Shoulders Face of the Year awards was asked which shaving cream she uses! After he thanked everyone who worked with him in Saawariya, Ranbir Kapoor, winner of the best male debutante award, was hauled up for forgetting to thank the costume designer who dressed him in a towel. Even seniors like Yash Chopra, the winner of this year���s Power Award, weren���t spared.

Some lucky awardees did escape the S2 lampoons, when Karan Johar took charge. Johar was part of the most emotionally charged segment of the event, when Rishi Kapoor received the lifetime achievement award. Like Kapoor himself said, to the audience who gave him a standing ovation, it was like a Kapoor show with son Ranbir speaking on his father, wife Neetu Singh sharing the honours with him on stage and daughter Riddhima coming down from Delhi to share the moment. ���Ranbir, one day you are standing here receiving this award and making the same speech I am,��� said an emotional Rishi Kapoor. Shah Rukh Khan, who received the award for best actor in a leading role for Chak De India from Rekha got all serious and said, ���I���ll try and entertain you for as long as I live. I promise I���ll never let you down.���

The awards were sponsored by Fair One (Elder Pharmaceuticals) who were the title sponsors. The associate sponsor was BSNL, the telecast partner Sony Entertainment Television, English news channel partner Times Now, media partner Radio Mirchi, outdoor partner Bright Advertising Agency, gift partner Ray Ban, food partner Blue Foods and beverage partner United Spirits. The show direction was by Cineyug, event management by 360 Degrees Experience, the travel partner was Harshan Travels and the venue was courtesy YRF Studio.
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