“PK”, a satire on Godmen, after beating Bahl (‘Queen’), Bhardwaj (‘Haider’), Abhishek Varman (‘2 States’) and Imtiaz Ali (‘Highway’). “This film fearlessly talked about religion in the country and I want to thank my father and mother for it. Like Subhash Ghai, I also feel a film is incomplete without the help of technicians and actors,” Hirani said. (Read: Rajkumar Hirani to start Sanjay Dutt biopic next year)

Deepika Padukone, who was nominated in the best actress category for her stint as a dance teacher in the multi-starrer “Happy New Year”, took home the Woman of the Year award. The 29-year-old actress dedicated the honour to women across the globe. “This award is for millions of women,” said the “Finding Fanny” star, who looked gorgeous in a black and maroon saree. Bollywood’s showman Subhash Ghai was honoured with the Outstanding contribution to Indian cinema recognition. It was presented to him by his “Ram Lakhan” stars Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor.

“I am going through so many emotions right now. I have so many memories. Over the years one learns, rises and falls. “This is one of the most wonderful evenings for someone like me, to receive so much love and adulation. I have so many stories to share. I think success and awards are a trap. You achieve these for your past work but then you are expected to keep up that work,” he said in his acceptance speech.