Non-commercial films such as Masaan and Talvar also won accolades. Richa Chadha won the Editor's Choice Performer of the Year award for Masaan while Irrfan Khan received the same award for Piku. Meghna Gulzar, who made Talvar, received the Filmmaker of the Year award
The first Hridaynath Award was presented to Lataji. Ashaji, Amitabh Bachchan and veteran actress Sulochana have also received this award in the past. In 2009, Rahman won the Oscar for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, sharing it with lyricist Gulzar, for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire
Other winners include Hindi film Jolly LLB, actor Rajkummar Rao and director Hansal Mehta for Shahid
From the time she sang Ghar jayegi tar jayegi doliyaan chadh jayegi for Gulzar in Khushboo, Asha Bhosle has shared a very special rapport with her Gulzar bhai.