Salman named best actor, Dabangg best film at Apsara Awards

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 12, 2011 04:10 hrs

Bollywood star Salman Khan Tuesday triumphed at the 6th edition of the Chevrolet Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards by bagging the best actor prize for hit comedy Dabangg, which was declared the best film.

Dabangg, released last year, was Arbaaz Khan's first film of the year and became the biggest box office grosser at the box office. Directed by first time director Abhinav Kashyap, the film also introduced Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha. It gave 2009's best item number Munni Badnam too.

Karan Johar got the best director award for My Name Is Khan. Set in a tumultuous post 9/11 America, the film starred Shah Rukh Khan as a Aspergers syndrome patient who sets out on a journey to prove that every Khan is not a terrorist.

In the best actress category there was a tie between Vidya Balan and Anushka Sharma - while the former was awarded for her stupendous performance in critically acclaimed Ishqiya, the latter was honoured for her role in the successful film Band Baaja Baraat