ATLANTIC CITY (US): Famous playback and pop singer Alisha Chinoy stole the show at the 'Bollywood awards' here as she won the 'Best Female Singer' award, and her foot-tapping number 'It's Rocking' being adjudged the 'Best Song of the Year'.
The Bollywood awards for music and fashion were given away on Saturday night amidst a star-studded ceremony before a large audience consisting mostly of NRIs, which was spell-bound by spectacular music performances and fashion displays.
Later, Alisha also got a standing ovation for her performance as she enthralled the audience with her hit songs.
Renowned composer A R Rahman won the honour for best 'music director' for his composition in 'Guru'. Sonu Nigam was adjudged the 'best male singer' for the song 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna' for Karan Johars blockbuster of the same name.
Others nominated were Himesh Reshammiya, Sukhvider Singh, Sukhbir and Shaan. In the fashion world, noted designer Manish Malhotra won the 'best designer of the year' award while Sumeet Verma was adjudged as the 'best designer in films'. Both presented their creations at the glittering function held last evening. The 'best models' in the female and male category were Anchal Kumar and Aryan Vaid respectively.
Besides, singer Kavita Krishanmurthy also warmed the cockles of people's hearts by singing a sampling of songs she had sung since the beginning of her career till now. However, it was singer Kumar Sanu who was cheered most as audience sang his popular songs with him. CEO of Bollywood Awards Kamal Dandona said that Indian film music was not only popular among the diaspora but also among other immigrants, especially from South America, because of its beat and vigour.