Biz Asiahas come up trumps with another world exclusive!

This time we have been handed over details of the nominations for ZEE Cine Awards ’06 before anyone else. As already exclusively revealed weeks ago here on Biz Asia, this year’s much awaited ceremony takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Mauritius.

The ZEE Cine Awards will take place on Saturday 4th March at shown Live on ZEE TV India. The event is scheduled to be shown in the UK on Sunday 5th March, however, channels officials in the UK were unable to confirm this until nearer the time.

With the STAR Screen Awards out the picture and the Filmfare Awards to take place in February, the ZEE Cine Awards this year promise to be the biggest ever. Even though bosses at ZEE Network are remaining tight-lipped about the stars attending the event, it will no doubt outshine the huge celeb list that attended the ZEE Cine Awards in the UK last year. We will keep you posted on the event. In the meantime, we’ll give you an insight into the nominations for each category.

According to the nominations list films Page 3, No Entry, Parineeta and Black have won themselves the most nominations.

Best Film

Apaharan (Prakash Jha)

Black (Anshuman Swami/Sanjay Leela Bhansali)

Bunty Aur Babli (Adity Chopra)

No Entry (Boney Kapoor)

Parineeta (Vidhu Vinod Chopra)

Sarkar (Ram Gopal Varma)

Salaam Namaste (Adity Chopra)

Best Director

Pradeep Sarkar (Parineeta)

Prakash Jha (Apaharan)

Ram Gopal Varma (Sarkar)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Black)

Shaad Ali (Bunty Aur Babli)

Siddharth Anand (Salaam Namaste)

Best Actor-Male

Abhishek Bachchan (Bunty Aur Babli)

Ajay Devgan (Apaharan)

Akshay Kumar (Waqt)

Amitabh Bachchan (Black)

Saif Ali Khan (Parineeta)

Shahrukh Khan (Paheli)

Best Actor-Female

Konkona Sen Sharma (Page 3)

Preity Zinta (Salaam Namaste)

Rani Mukherjee (Black)

Rani Mukherjee (Bunty Aur Babli)

Urmila Matondkar (Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara)

Vidya Balan (Parineeta)

The above awards will be available for ZEE viewers to cast their votes on. Winners for the awards below will be selected through ZEE’s democratic system and judges.

Best Actor in a Negative Role

Amrita Singh (Kalyug)

Kay Kay Menon (Sarkar)

Nana Patekar (Apaharan)

Pankaj Kapur (Dus)

Yashpal Sharma (Apaharan)

Best Actor in a Comic Role

Anil Kapoor (No Entry)

Fardeen Khan (No Entry)

Ishaa Koppikkar (Kya Kool Hai Hum)

Rajpal Yadav (Main Meri Patni Aur Woh)

Riteish Deshmukh (Bluffmaster)

Best Playback Singer – Male

Atif Aslam – Woh Lamhe (Zeher)

Himesh Reshammiya – Aashiq Banaya Aapne (Aashiq Banaya Aapne)

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Jiya Dhadak (Kalyug)

Shaan and KK – Dus Bahane (Dus)

Sonu Nigam – Dheere Jalna (Paheli)

Sonu Nigam – Piyu Bole (Parineeta)

Best Playback Singer – Female

Alisha Chinai – Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Babli)

Alka Yagnik – Kyon Ki Itna (Kyon Ki)

Asha Bhosle – Huzoore Ala (Page 3)

Shreya Ghoshal – Piyu Bole (Parineeta)

Sunidhi Chauhan – Kaisi Paheli (Parineeta)

Best Lyricist

Gulzar – Kajra Re (Bunty Aur Babli)

Javed Akhtar – Hum Hain Is Pal Yahan (Kisna)

Sameer – Aashiq Banaya Aapne (Aashiq Banaya Aapne)

Swanand Kirkire – Piyu Bole (Parineeta)

Asim Raza – Jiya Dhadak Dhadak (Kalyug)

Best Music Director

Himesh Reshammiya (Aashiq Banaya Aapne)

Himesh Reshammiya (Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya)

Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy (Bunty Aur Babli)

Shantanu Moitra (Parineeta)

Vishal – Shekhar (Dus)

Most Promising Director

Imtiaz Ali (Socha Na Tha)

Kabir Kaushik (Sehar)

Onir (My Brother Nikhil)

Pradeep Sarkar (Parineeta)

Siddharth Anand (Salaam Namaste)

Most Promising Debut – Male

Abhay Deol (Socha Na Tha)

Kunal Khemmu (Kalyug)

Randeep Hooda (D)

Shiny Ahuja (Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi)

Shreyas Talpade (Iqbal)

Most Promising Debut – Female

Chitrangda Singh (Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi/Kal)

Katrina Kaif (Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya/Sarkar)

Konkona Sen Sharma (Page 3)

Tanushree Dutta (Aashiq Banaya Aapne/Chocolate)

Vidya Balan (Parineeta)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male

Abhishek Bachchan (Sarkar)

Amitabh Bachchan (Bunty Aur Babli)

Naseeruddin Shah (Iqbal)

Salman Khan (No Entry)

Sanjay Dutt (Parineeta)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Female

Ayesha Kapoor (Black)

Juhi Chawla (My Brother Nikhil)

Sandhya Mridul (Page 3)

Shernaz Patel (Black)

Shweta Prasad (Iqbal)