There seems to be no stopping to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historic Bollywood epic Bajirao Mastani. The movie has been winning the best Film awards almost at all award shows and the recently held Zee Cine Awards 2016 was totally taken over by the Bajirao Mastani cast winning most of the awards. Zee Cine Award is India’s very first integrated national award ceremony.

The Bajirao Mastani team won the most important awards of the evening with Sanjay Leela Bhansali winning in the Best Film and Best Director for the said movie. Ranveer Singh who looked dapper and arrived at the event in full oomph and style won the Best Actor trophy.

He shared the award with the legendary Amitabh Bachchan who won it for his splendid performance in the movie Piku. Deepika Padukone who essayed the role of Mastani in the historic love saga won the Best Actress Jury trophy for Piku and Best Actress popular trophy for Bajirao Mastani was enthralled. The lifetime achievement award was awarded to the veteran action director Veeru Devgn while the evergreen Anil Kapoor was awarded the International Icon award. While Ranveer & Deepika’s Bajirao had a huge win, the Bollywood underdog Masaan won the popular award for Editing and its lead Vicky Kaushal took home the trophy for the Best Debutant Male and Shweta Triphatiwon the Best Actress in supporting role trophy.

Masaan’s director Neeraj Ghaywan also won in the Best debutant director category while Sanjay Mishra won the Best Supporting actor trophy for his role in Masaan.

Zee Cine Awards 2016 also saw the introduction of Jury Awards for the first time. The jury comprised of Anurag Basu, Anupam Kher, Resul Pookutty, Shantanu Moitra and Rakesh Roshan.

The voting mechanism was kept as transparent as possible with Ernst & Young being appointed to authenticate the voting process.

Bajirao Mastani which broke all box office records and became one of the highest grossing movies of Bollywood collected a total of ten awards at the prestigious evening. Beating Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Bajirao swept all major awards. The award show was held on 19th February 2016 at JIo Garden Mumbai. Hosted by Shahid Kapoor and Karan JoharZee Cine Awards shall be telecast on 5th March 2016.