Rockstar' leads nominations at the Apsara Awards 2012

Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Rockstar' is leading the nominations pack at the upcoming Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2012 with 14 nods.

The Imtiaz Ali directed film is closely followed by Vidya Balan starrer 'The Dirty Picture' and Zoya Akhtar's 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'.

Movies that are in the running for the best film category are Rajkumar Gupta's 'No One Killed Jessica', Imtiaz Ali's 'Rockstar', Rohit Shetty's 'Singham', Milan Luthria's 'The Dirty Picture' and Zoya Akhtar's 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'.

Priyanka Chopra (7 Khoon Maaf), Katrina Kaif (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan), Rani Mukerji (No One Killed Jessica), Mahie Gill (Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster), Kangna Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu), Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture) are competing for best actress in a leading role.

Nominated for best actor in a leading role are Salman Khan (Bodyguard), Shah Rukh Khan (Don 2), Emraan Hashmi (Murder 2), Ranbir Kapoor (Rockstar), Ajay Devgn (Singham).

Shreya Ghoshal has bagged two nominations for 'Teri Meri' (Bodyguard) and Saibo (Shor in the City) while Sunidhi Chauhan has been nominated for her foot tapping hits Te Amo (Dum Maaro Dum) and Aa Zara (Murder 2) for best singer – female.

In the best singer – male category Mohit Chauhan is leading with his two tracks --Saada Haq and Naadaan Parindey (Rockstar), Akon for Chammak Challo (Ra. One), Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Teri Meri (Bodyguard) and Mohammed Irfaan for Phir Mohabbat (Murder 2).

Actors nominated in the supporting role category are Rana Daggubati, 'Dum Maaro Dum', Randeep Hooda 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster', Gulshan Deviah 'Shaitan', Naseeruddin Shah for 'The Dirty Picture', Emraan Hashmi 'The Dirty Picture' and Farhan Akhtar for 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'.

Best actress in a supporting role nominees are Parineeti Chopra 'Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl', Sulagna Panigrahi for 'Murder 2', Aditi Rao Hydari for 'Rockstar', Divya Dutta 'Stanley Ka Dabba' and Swara Bhaskar for 'Tanu Weds Manu'.

In the technical category, films like 'Ra.One', 'No One Killed Jessica', '7 Khoon Maaf' and 'Tanu Weds Manu' have received the highest number of nominations.

The popular TV show 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hai' has garnered the highest number of nominations for the Apsara Awards 2012 including, best drama series, best director – fiction, best actress & actor in drama series, best writer & best ensemble cast in the television category.

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