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I understand struggle of female actresses: 'Women of Essence' Anushka Sharma

Updated: Nov 15, 2016 17:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov.15 (ANI): Anushka Sharma, the Bollywood diva who recently has been honoured as the 'Women of Essence' at the Lux Golden Rose Awards, feels the achievement to be a special one as she understands the hurdles female stars undergo to achieve fame and success.

"'Women of Essence' award is a very special award for me because I understand the struggle of the female actresses, what they have to go through to reach where they reach and that's because of the strength of women and who they are. I would like to dedicate this award to all female actresses who are doing so much for the country. Thank You," she said, while expressing her feelings on receiving this award.

The premiere edition of the Lux Golden Rose Awards, held at Reliance Studios, Film City in Mumbai, witnessed the most enthralling showcase of entertainment. Hosted by iconic Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor, the event unfolded with great flair.

The film fraternity which turned out to support the leading ladies of Bollywood applauded their sense of humor all throughout the night, cracking up at their jokes and gimmicks.

The star-studded event celebrated and recognized the grace, style and glamour of Bollywood's most timeless beauties. Fans and connoisseurs of Indian films were abuzz with anticipation for this new step which honors Bollywood actresses for portraying versatility with zest.

The nominees in the various categories were determined by a panel of established personalities from within the film industry which included Falguni and Shane Peacock, Malaika Arora Khan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Mickey Contractor, Shiamak Davar and Neeta Lulla.

The award ceremony was a grand success graced by some of the most prominent personalities in the industry. The red carpet was ablaze with the creme de la creme of the industry adorned in their finest including Sharmila Tagore, Sri Devi, Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Jaqueline Fernandez, Shahid Kapoor and many more. The maiden voyayge of the Lux Golden Rose Awards shone with electrifying star performances from Jacqueline Fernandez, Sushant Singh Rajput, Anushka Sharma and Shahid Kapoor.

The Lux Golden Rose Awards have truly paved the way for a larger than life celebration of the women in Bollywood.

Here's the complete list of the winners:

Sharmila Tagore won 'The Legend Award'

Pooja Hegde won Best Debutante of the Year

Kareena Kapoor won the Glamour Diva of the Year

Deepika Padukone won the Iconic Look of the Year

Katrina Kaif won the Most Desirable Diva of the year

Tapsee Pannu won the Rising Star of the Year

Alia Bhatt won the Most Lovable Character of the Year

Priyanka Chopra won International Face of the Year

Anushka Sharma won Woman of Essence. (ANI)

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