20th Screen Awards
20th Screen Awards was organized on 14th January 2014 to honour the best movies of the year 2013. It was aired on 25th January 2014 on Life Ok channel. The event was anchored by Shahrukh Khan. 20th Screen Awards for Best Director category encountered a strong contest among the directors who presented the film industry with some of the finest movies in 2013. The nominations for the award under this category included Abhishek Kapoor for Kai Po Che!, Ayan Mukerji for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Hansal Mehta for Shahid, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Rakesh Roshan for Krrish 3, Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Shoojit Sircar for Madras Cafe. The award was won by Shoojit Sircar.
Shoojit Sircar is a prominent film director and producer who is known for directing many critically acclaimed films. His movie Madras Cafe depicts the Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war and assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The film features John Abraham, Rashi Khanna and Nargis Fakhri in lead roles. Although the movie received average success at box office it received much critical appreciations.
Screen Awards for Best Director