In picture: Neha Dhupia
The third GQ India's Men of the Year Awards, in association with Chivas, brought together the most outstanding Indian achievers of 2011. And this included stars from the world of films, sports and business. But it's not an all-man thing. Two exceptional women were also recipients of the awards.
But the highlight of the event were most certainly the winners - Shah Rukh Khan who bagged the Cinematic Icon, Farhan Akhtar (Creative Power House), A R Rahman (GQ Legend), Imran Khan (Chivas Award for Outstanding Achievement), Kumar Manglam Birla (Businessman of the year), Yuvraj Singh (Sportsman of the year) and Frieda Pinto (Woman of the year) and Anushka Sharma (Excellence Award), among others.
Apart from the winners, gracing the red carpet were a number of glitterati including Karan Johar, Gauri Khan, Deepika Padukone, Simi Garewal, Leander Paes, Parmeshwar Godrej and Rohan Sippy to name a few.
Alex Kuruvilla, Managing Director Conde Nast India said, "The 3rd edition of the GQ Men of the Year, with a power-packed line-up that includes Shah Rukh Khan, Frieda Pinto, Kumar Mangalam Birla and A R Rahman proves once again that GQ is the ultimate arbiter of style and success in India."
Adds Che Kurrien, Editor, GQ India, "We scoured the country to unearth and celebrate its most powerful and stylish men. Our winners are a unique mix of business and media leaders, actors and sportsmen, thinkers and artists – in other words, a congregation of India's most accomplished men."
For over a decade, the GQ Men of the Year awards ceremonies have been congregations of some of the most stylish personalities – and the awards themselves, significant markers of achievement – in both America and Britain. International winners include Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Clinton, Michael Caine, Rio Ferdinand and Gordon Ramsay. Last year, GQ India`s winners included John Travolta, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Abhishek Bachchan among others.
But of course, no awards show is complete without an after-party. The stars grooved the night away to the pulsating music of DJ duo Kamuki at China House.
'The Men of the Year' anniversary issue hits stands on the 1 October, across India.
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