'Barfi!' leads Filmfare nominations
"Barfi!", a heart-warming love story of a deaf-and-mute man, essayed by Ranbir Kapoor, with an autistic girl (Priyanka Chopra) has received nine nods. Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" stands a chance to win across seven categories.
Apart from Ranbir and Shah Rukh, those vying in the "best actor in a leading role" (male) are Hrithik Roshan ("Agneepath"), Irrfan ("Paan Singh Tomar"), Manoj Bajpayee ("Gangs Of Wasseypur") and Salman Khan ("Dabangg 2").
Priyanka apart, those nominated in the "best actor in a leading role" (female) category are Deepika Padukone ("Cocktail"), Kareena Kapoor ("Heroine"), Parineeti Chopra ("Ishqazaade"), Sridevi ("English Vinglish") and Vidya Balan ("Kahaani").
In the best director section come Anurag Kashyap ("Gangs Of Wasseypur"), Gauri Shinde ("English Vinglish"), Shoojit Sircar ("Vicky Donor") and Sujoy Ghosh ("Kahaani") along with Basu ("Barfi!").
For the best film trophy, the nominations are: "Barfi!", "English Vinglish", "Gangs Of Wasseypur", "Kahaani" and "Vicky Donor".
Crime thriller "Gangs of Wasseypur" has clinched a total of six nominations, Karan Johar's action-packed "Agneepath" remake has five nods, and "Vicky Donor", about sperm donation, has secured four.
"English Vinglish", "Kahaani" and "Talaash" have been nominated across three categories each.
A Monday night party here to announce the nominations was attended by Priyanka, Deepika, Anushka Sharma, Imran Khan, Sridevi, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Huma Qureshi.
This year Filmfare has created a special trophy with a gold base to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. These will be given out to winners Jan 20 at the YRF Studios here.