Film Producer Bharat Shah's $10m Devdas may not have won an Oscar nomination but it did win 11 Indian Oscars at the 48th Filmfare awards.
The awards included best film, director (Sanjay Leela Bhansali), actor (Shah Rukh Khan), actress (Aishwarya Rai) and best actress in a supporting role (Madhuri Dixit). Devdas also bagged trophies for choreography (Saroj Khan), female playback (Kavita Krishnamurthy and Shreya Ghoshal). The film also won awards for technical excellence in cinematography and art direction.
The other awards were:
Best music - A R Rahman, Saathiya
Best story - Jaideep Sahni, Company
Best dialogue - Gulzar (Saathiya) and Jaideep Sahni (Company)
Best screenplay - Mani Ratnam, Saathiya
Best lyrics - Gulzar, Saathiya
Best Male playback singer - Sonu Nigam
Veteran film stars Jeetendra and Rekha were bestowed with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Geraldine Chaplin, actress and daughter of the late Charlie Chaplin presented the Swiss consulate's trophy to Shah Rukh Khan for promoting Switzerland as the ultimate lovers' paradise. British deputy high commissioner Howard Parkinson honoured Hindi film producer Yash Johar for choosing locations in UK to shoot his films Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham. Parkinson told Screendaily.com, "There are 1.3 million Brits of Indian origin in the UK, who are captivated by Indian films".
The 48th Filmfare Awards 2002 were held in Mumbai.