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Vidya Balan, Paan Singh Tomar and Barfi! receive top awards

Plus: Sushmita Sen promises a comeback; Shahid Kapoor will headline Rambo Rajkumar; Swedish star makes Bollywood debut; Karan Johar announces next film.

Vidya Balan won her fourth consecutive Best Actress Screen Award for Kahaani. AFP
Vidya Balan won her fourth consecutive Best Actress Screen Award for Kahaani. AFP

Paan Singh Tomar and Barfi! shared the Best Film honour at the 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards on Saturday. The two films' lead actors, Irrfan Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, also shared the Best Actor trophies. Vidya Balan won her fourth consecutive Best Actress Screen Award for Kahaani. The late filmmaker Yash Chopra was given the lifetime achievement award. - IANS

Shahid Kapoor to star in Rambo Rajkumar

Shahid Kapoor will headline Rambo Rajkumar, the new film of the director Prabhudheva, who promises fans will get to see a new side of the young actor in the movie. "We are shooting in February. It is going to be a full-fledged action film. You will all see a new Shahid Kapoor full of energy in the film. It is going to surprise everyone," said Prabhudheva. Sonakshi Sinha plays the female lead. - IANS

Sushmita Sen promises a big-screen comeback

The Miss Universe-turned-actress Sushmita Sen says she's making a comeback on the big screen this year. "You will see me back in films. It has been a nice break, so it should be good to be back," said Sen, 37, but she refused to divulge any details. "If I tell you everything now, what will you watch? It will be a Sushmita Sen film, I promise you that." Sen was last seen in 2010's No Problem. - IANS

Swedish star makes Bollywood debut

The Swedish actress Elli Avram will make her Bollywood debut opposite Manish Paul in Mickey Virus. The director Saurabh Varma auditioned 200 actresses. "We had approached a few known female actors but later we decided to cast a new face. Elli fitted the bill perfectly," said Varma. Set in Delhi, the comic thriller revolves around the life of a Punjabi computer geek, played by Paul. - IANS

Karan Johar announces newest film project

Karan Johar has announced that his next production venture will be titled Hasee Toh Phasee, starring Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra. Dharma Productions will co-produce the film, to be directed by Vinil Matthew. This will be Malhotra's second film with Dharma Productions after his debut movie Student of the Year. Chopra made her Bollywood debut in 2011's Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. - IANS