January 14, 2011 / 7:02 PM / 8 years ago

"My Name is Khan" dominates first Bollywood awards

Actor Shah Rukh Khan waves as he arrives on the red carpet of the Bollywood Zee Cine Awards at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore January 14, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An Indian film about a Muslim man’s travails in the United States dominated Bollywood’s first major awards of the year, picking up both best director and best actor titles.

The Zee Cine Awards were held in Singapore, and most of the Indian Hindi film industry’s top stars flew in for the event at the Marina Bay Sands resort, which dominates the city-state’s skyline.

“My Name is Khan,” a sentimental movie about an autistic Muslim man who lives in the United States, won awards for director Karan Johar and lead actor Shahrukh Khan.

The Best Film award went to “Dabangg,” an action-packed romance about a policeman who does very little by the book.

The best female actor was Vidya Balan for her role in “Ishqiya,” in which she plays a widow who is romanced by two con-men.

Reporting by Raju Gopalakrishnan; editing by Tim Pearce

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