Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Akshay and Deepika nominated for Asian Film Awards

Bollywood heart-throbs Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone have been nominated for the Best Actor and Best Actress category at the prestigious third Asian Film Awards which were announced here today.
While Akshay was nominated for his action cum comic-caper 'Singh is Kinng', Deepika was nominated for her double role in 'Chandani Chowk to China', the official website said.

'Singh is Kinng' unfolds the story a simple village boy from Punjab who goes all the way to Australia to bring back fellow villagers who have now turned notorious gangsters in a foreign country.

Deepika plays the role of twin sisters in her latest movie 'Chandani Chowk to China'. Her characters in the film have both negative and positive shades. The story revolves around an Indian cook who travels all the way to China in search of his true destiny.

The contenders in the Best Actor's category include China's Ge You for 'If You Are the One', South Korea's Ha Jung-Woo for 'The Chaser and Japanese actors Kenichi Matsuyama for Detroit Metal City' and Masahiro Motoki for 'Departures' and South Korea's Song Kang Ho for 'The Good, The Bad, The Weird'.

Deepika was nominated along with Chinese actresses Zhao Wei for 'The Painted Skin', Zhou Xun for 'The Equation of Love and Death', Jiang Wenli for 'And the Spring Comes' and Japan's Eri Fukatsu for 'The Magic Hour' and Sayuri Yoshinaga for 'Kabei-Our Mother'.

Former bond-girl and the star of "Crouching Tiger" Michelle Yeoh will head the 13-member jury which includes Chairman of Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, Peggy Chiao among others.

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