Star Screen Awards 2017: Vidya Balan and Rajkumar Rao win at the glamorous ceremony
Star Screen Awards 2017: Vidya Balan and Rajkumar Rao win at the glamorous ceremony

Rajkumar Rao was the big winner of the night at the Star Screen Awards 2017, as he won best actor (critics) for Newton, best supporting actor for Bareli ki Barfi, and Newton won the best movie. Vidya Balan won a well deserved best actress for Tumhari Sulu while her co-star Neha Dhupia won best actress for her performance. Irrfan Khan won the best actor (Popular) for Hindi Medium. Best Director was awarded to Nitesh Tewari for Dangal. In fact, Dangal swept up all the technical categories, including, Best Music, Best Lyricist, Best Background Music and Best Editing. The awards are now being praised for rejecting the populist taste that they often reward, and giving them to more niche titles like Newton, while also appreciating the actors who might not be considered big stars on their own.

The ceremony, however, was far from simple, as a procession of stars, from Madhuri Dixit to Salman Khan and Varun Dhawan walked down the red carpet in their glamorous outfits and set the media talking with their styles and fashion.

The night was star studded and brimming with talent and glamour. It also felt like most of the deserving winners were chosen for the prizes.