Filmfare Awards: Irrfan Khan Honored Posthumously

Saturday night was a big day for Bollywood celebrities as the 66th Filmfare Awards were given out for the year 2020. Taapsee’s Thappad won seven awards and Big B’s Gulabo Sitabo won six. Though these films were the grand winners for the night, Late Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor award for his last film Angrezi Medium.

Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor Award posthumously for director Homi Adjania’s ‘Angrezi Medium’ and fans seemed emotional, posting their lovable tweets on social media. The late actor was also honoured with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Actor Ayushmann Khurrana handed the award to Irrfan Khan’s son Babil.

Ayushmann also expressed his feelings after meeting Babil for the first time. “Met this beautiful boy for the first time. Would see him do well in future. We artists are unique species. We have our vulnerabilities and imaginations and theories. We rely on observations and experiences. We live and die a thousand deaths on the celluloid or stage. But the power of those performances make us immortal,” he wrote on Twitter.

On, On the other hand, Taapsee won Best Actress for ‘Thappad’. The film, which is all about a family drama on martial abuse, also won Best Film. The actress shared a short video clip of hers collecting the prestigious award from Bollywood’s ace director Anurag Basu. Taapsee looks gorgeous in a shimmery silver gown with a high slit. Sharing a picture of her award, Taapsee tweeted. “Respect and happiness. Thank you Amrita #Humbled #Thappad #FilmfareAwards”.

Here is the list of 66th Filmfare Awards winners:

Best Film – Thappad

Best Director – Om Raut (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior)

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) – Irrfan Khan (Angrezi medium)

Best Actor (Critics) – Amitabh Bachchan (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) – Taapsee Pannu (Thappad)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male) – Saif Ali Khan (Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior)

Best Actor In A Supporting Actor Role (Female) – Farrokh Jaffar- (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Story – Anubhav Sushila Sinha and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul (Thappad)

Best Dialogue – Juhi Chaturvedi (Gulabo Sitabo)

Best Lyrics – Gulzar for ‘Chhappak’ (Chhappak)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Late Irrfan Khan

Best Choreography – Farah Khan for ‘Dil Bechara’ (Dil Bechara)