Last month, the South Asian International Film Festival in conjunction with HBO presented the first-ever awards show of its kind in New York City. The South Asian Rising Star Awards 2012 celebrated up and coming South Asian individuals in the field of cinema globally. The event took place at the very beautiful and grand venue of Guastavinos located in the heart of New York City. The awards gala was hosted by adult film star turned Bollywood actress, Sunny Leone (Jism 2 and Ragini MMS 2) and successful Indo-American director, writer and actor, Jay Chandrasekhar (Super Troopers, Beerfest and Dukes of Hazzard). The jury consisted of many notable individuals such as Rajeev Masand of CNN-India, actor Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock) and actress Janina Gavankar (True Blood).
UrbanAsian chatted with numerous notable individuals present such as Kabir Bedi,Shehnaz Treasurywala, Sunny Leone, Jay Chandrasekhar and Reshma Shetty. Check out the full video below as host Monty Lokesh Kataria speaks to them!
The celebrated awardees are as the following –
- Best Lead Actor: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Gangs of Wasseypur
- Best Lead Actress: Humaima Malik, Bol
- Best Supporting Actor: Zeeshan Quadri, Gangs of Wasseypur
- Best Supporting Actress: Huma Qureshi, Gangs of Wasseypur
- Best Original Screenplay: Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani
- Best Cinematography: Satya Nagpaul, Alms of the Blind Horse
- Best Composer: Sneha Khanwalkar, Gangs of Wasseypur
- Best Director: Prashant Bhargava, Patang
- Best Feature Film: Patang
- Star Foundation Award: Kabir Bedi
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