In the midst of the award season, the 11th Edition of Renault Sony Guild Awards is all set to felicitate the finest of Indian cinema with films like "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Piku", "Talvar", "Badlapur" and Bajirao Mastani leading the nominations tally.
'Tanu Weds Manu Returns', 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'
"Tanu Weds Manu Returns" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" lead the nominations tally in 19 categories, followed by "Badlapur", "Bajirao Mastani", "Piku" and "Talvar".
"It is a pleasure to be an integral part of the Guild and play a role in honouring the best talent of Indian cinema.
"Over the years, we have strived and maintained the highest standards in selecting amongst the best of the best and this time too we are confident the Guild Awards will celebrate the sheer excellence of Indian films," Mukesh Bhatt, president of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India, said in a statement.
Varun Dhawan for "Badlapur"; Salman Khan for "Bajrangi Bhaijaan"; Amitabh Bachchan in "Piku"; Irrfan Khan for "Piku" and Ranveer Singh for "Bajirao Mastani" have been nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role-Male.
In the Best Actor in a Leading Role-Female category Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra have picked up nominations for "Piku" and "Dil Dhadakne Do" in addition to nominations for their roles in "Bajirao Mastani". Nominees in this category also include Kangana Ranaut for "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" and Anushka Sharma for "NH10".
After a successful hosting of the Guild Awards last year, comedian Kapil Sharma will don the host's hat once again and entertain the audience with his unbeatable comic timing.
The extravaganza will unfold with New Year celebrations in January and will be broadcast exclusively on Sony Entertainment Television.