Directors who dared to present us films which were beyond the commercial quotient, received nominations in the Best Director with a Difference category.
Director Meghna Gulzar won in this category for her film Talvar. She received 30.04% votes.
With second highest votes, the audience chose director Ketan Mehta for his film Manjhi – The Mountain Man. Mehta received 23.47% votes from the readers.
Coming third was director Sharat Katariya who debuted with Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The director received 19.96% votes.