Mumbai, December 31: Bollywood friends-turned-foes, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are in the race to for the best male actor trophy at the Zee Cine Awards to be held in Macau next month.
Salman has been nominated for his performance in blockbuster Bodyguard, while Shah Rukh has got two nominations in
the same category, thanks to RA.One and Don 2: The King Is Back. Other actors vying for the title include Hrithik Roshan for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ajay Devgn for Singham and Ranbir Kapoor for Rockstar.
Amongst the leading ladies, the battle for the best actor award is on between Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture), Priyanka Chopra (7 Khoon Maaf), Kareena Kapoor (Bodyguard), Kangna Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu) and Katrina Kaif (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara).
The contenders in the best film category are Don 2, Bodyguard, Rockstar, Singham, The Dirty Picture and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
The trophy for the best director of 2011 will be chosen from among Farhan Akhtar (Don 2), Imtiaz Ali (Rockstar), Milan Luthria (The Dirty Picture), Rohit Shetty (Singham), Siddique (Bodyguard) and Zoya Akhtar (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara).
The awards will be chosen by film enthusiasts from across the globe. The viewers can send in their votes for their favourite nominees, and 12 lucky winners chosen from amongst those who send in their votes will also be flown in to Macau to witness the live ceremony, Jan 21 next year.
The star-studded extravaganza, to be hosted by Shah Rukh and Priyanka, will be telecast on TV Feb 5, 2012.