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Salman Khan’s Sultan dominates Zee Cine Awards 2017 nominations

Apart from Best Film, Sultan has been nominated for Best Director, Best Actor - Male, Best Actor - Female, Best Male Playback Singer, Best Female Playback Singer, Best Music, Best Story and Best Choreography categories.

By: IANS | Mumbai |
March 2, 2017 5:34:27 pm
Salman Khan, Salman Khan marriage, Salman Khan wedding, Salman marrige, Salman Khan news Sultan is competing in a maximum of nine categories, including the Best Film, for the Zee Cine Awards 2017

Salman Khan-starrer Sultan is competing in a maximum of nine categories, including the Best Film, for the Zee Cine Awards 2017 with Akshay Kumar-starrer Airlift in tow.

The channel announced its nominations for Jury Awards on Thursday in a statement.

Apart from Best Film, Sultan has been nominated for Best Director, Best Actor – Male, Best Actor – Female, Best Male Playback Singer, Best Female Playback Singer, Best Music, Best Story and Best Choreography categories.

Raja Krishna Menon’s directorial Airlift, on the other hand, has been nominated for Best Film, Best Story, Best Actor and also in Technical Awards.

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The other films competing in the Best Film and Best Director categories include Pink (Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (Neeraj Pandey), Neerja (Ram Madhvani), Udta Punjab (Abhishek Chaubey) and Kapoor & Sons (Shakun Batra).

Among those nominated in Best Actor – Female category are Alia Bhatt (Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi), Vidya Balan (Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh), Sonam Kapoor (Neerja) and Anushka Sharma (Sultan).

Akshay Kumar (Airlift), Salman Khan (Sultan), Manoj Bajpayee (Aligarh), Sushant Singh Rajput (M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story), Amitabh Bachchan (Pink) and Shahid Kapoor (Udta Punjab) are in the race for the Best Actor- Male Award.

The Best Supporting Actor – Female category has names like Shabana Azmi (Neerja), Ratna Pathak Shah (Nil Battey Sannata), Konkona Sen Sharma (Akira), Tabu (Fitoor) and Kareena Kapoor Khan (Udta Punjab) in the competition.

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Actor Rajkummar Rao has been nominated in the category of the Best Supporting Actor- Male, which has veteran actors like Rishi Kapoor (Kapoor & Sons), Rajat Kapoor (Kapoor & Sons), Anupam Kher (M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story) and Amitabh Bachchan (Wazir).

In the music categories, Best Music has only Vishal-Shekhar and Pritam competing with each other for their work in Sultan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, respectively. The Best Lyrics category also has only Amitabh Bhattacharya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Irshad Kamil (Sultan) in the race.

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The other categories include Best Actor in a Negative Role, Best Debutant Director, Best Debutant – Female, Best Debutant – Male, Best Story, Best Choreography, Best Male Playback Singer and Best Female Playback Singer.

To ensure fairness in the selection process, Zee has appointed a jury panel consisting of filmmakers Boney Kapoor, Pradeep Sarkar and Tigmanshu Dhulia, cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee, lyricist and playback singer Swanand Kirkire, singer Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and sound editor Resul Pookutty.

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