Since it's inception in the year 2003,
Stardust Awards, sponsored by the renowned fashion magazine Stardust and telecasted on the Sony Max channel, has emerged as one of the most respected and popular awards ceremonies. It celebrates both the Acting as well as the Music fraternity of the Bollywood. In the year 2012, the Awards function was organized with much grandeur and fanfare as it also marked the 10th year of the awards function. The 10th Kamla Pasand Max Stardust Awards was held on the ground of Bhavans College on Friday, 13 February 2012. Several celebrities graced the red carpet, of the event dressed in tuxedos and gowns and looking ravishing. On the red carpet, they were also quizzed about who they think should win. All gave various answers.
The event was hosted by comedian-cum-actor
Vir Das and actors Kunal Roy Kapoor and
Shreyas Talpade. They kept the atmosphere jovial by their funny banter and antics. The audience were also treated with scintillating performances from actress
Bipasha Basu and Kareena Kapoor, who danced to the tunes of the songs from their then newly released movies.
Shahid Kapoor enthralled the audience with his deadly moves in several songs including Munni Badnam Hui.
Anushka Sharma went retro and danced to the tunes of evergreen Bollywood songs.
Nargis Fakhri also mesmerized the audience with her sexy moves.
The show rewards rank newcomers as well as established stars and small budget but rich in content movies. Several categories were introduced in 2012; that recognized not only Acting talent but also Music, Technical Crafts of the movies and Fashion. Evergreen diva Rekha, who was honored with the Role Model of the Industry award, crooned the song Oo La La from the movie Dirty Picture while receiving the award. Film of the Year Award was bagged by the woman-centric movie
The Dirty Picture and its lead
Vidya Balan won the Best Actress Award.
Hrithik Roshan won Best Actor Award for his role in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Veteran actress Tanuja was honored with the Pride of the Industry Award.
Deepika Padukone bagged Fashion Icon of the year Award. Since it was the 10th year of the ceremony, the sets of the event were designed according to the aesthetics of the Paris. The sets were enhanced with spellbinding lasers and lightning. The ceremony was telecasted on the TV on 26 February 2012 at 8 pm.