The Filmfare Award 2008 for the Best Movie went to Jodha Akbar starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai. Jodha Akbar is the story of Indian emperor Akbar and it was a superhit. See the video below.
Jodha Akbar got five Filmfare awards in various categories including Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Director for Ashutosh Gowarikar.
The other contenders for the coveted award were Dostana, Ghajini, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na and Rock On!! The award was however, quite predictable as the movie was indeed a big hit and was much applauded for it’s storyline and overall direction.
“While making the film I did my best to go by the book. I consulted the best historians and went through the most rigorous research. And there are different names used for Akbar’s wife, Jodhaa being one of them. In fact, there’s a disclaimer about the Rajput queen’s name at the beginning of the film. But to see that, the protesters have to see the film.”
The story of the movie is about the legendary love affair between the great Mughal emperor and his Hindu wife. Set in the 1500s, it showcases the grand sets with traditional Indian costumes and amazing action sequences.
The best singer award went to Sukhwinder and Shreya Ghoshal.