Updated: June 9, 2015 8:12:30 am
Like every year, this year’s IIFA was also a star-studded ceremony, that has just concluded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Attended by the who’s who of the Indian Film industry, including Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Shraddha Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor among others, the event saw some breath-taking performances by our most favourite stars.
Held at Putra Indoor Stadium, the award ceremony was attended by thousands of screaming fans, some of which had flown from different countries just to see their favourite stars at the gala.
Vikas Bahl’s directorial ‘Queen’ bagged the Best Picture, Best Story and Best Performance in a Leading Role – female awards at the three-day long 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards here on Sunday.
The Kangana Ranaut-starrer was up against ‘2 States’, ‘PK’, ‘Haider’, ‘Highway’ and ‘Mary Kom’ for the Best Picture trophy.
The actress didn’t turn up to collect her trophy for Best Performance in a Leading Role – female so, the film’s director received the award on her behalf.
In the Leading Role Male category, Shahid Kapoor, who also performed at the award ceremony, walked home with the award for his performance in “Haider”.
He had strong contenders including Aamir Khan (‘PK’), Hrithik Roshan (‘Bang Bang!’), and Shah Rukh Khan (‘Happy New Year’).
Riteish Deshmukh grabbed the award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role – male for his villainous act in “Ek Villain” by defeating Ronit Roy (“2 States”), Randeep Hooda (“Kick”), Inaamulhaq (“Filmistaan”), Naseeruddin Shah (“Finding Fanny”) and Kay Kay Menon (“Haider”).
But Kay Kay wasn’t left disappointed as he received the award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for “Haider”. His co-star Tabu won Best Performance in a Supporting Role – female.
There was also an award for Best Regional Film, which went to Riteish-starrer Marathi film “Lai Bhaari”, co-produced by his star wife Genelia D’Souza.
“Main Tera Hero” star Varun Dhawan won an award for the Best Performance in a Comic Role. The film’s director and his father David Dhawan received the sun-inspired trophy on his behalf.
It was a big night for “Heropanti” actors Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon, who both won trophies for Best Debut. They were both handed over the trophies by their idols. While Tiger was given the award by Hrithik, Kriti looked thrilled to get the trophy from Anushka Sharma, whom she looks up to.
Tiger and Hrithik also did a few moves together on the stage, while Ranveer and Arjun tried to follow them.
National Award-winning director Omung Kumar got the Best Debut Direction award for “Mary Kom”. He shared it with popular producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who made his directorial debut with “Kick”.
It was an emotional moment when the award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema was announced. The showman – Subhash Ghai got on stage to receive it from Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff, whom he worked with in the 1989 movie “Ram Lakhan” and more. Shraddha Kapoor also paid tribute to Ghai by performing on songs from his films like “Taal” and “Kisna”.
“I grew up dancing on ‘Taal se taal mila’ in front of the mirror and today I got the opportunity to perform on the song on this platform,” said the 26-year-old actress.
Other performers included Parineeti Chopra, Anushka, who made everyone swing to her performance as she mostly danced on songs from her latest film “Dil Dhadakne Do”. Sonakshi Sinha did a medley of Amitabh Bachchan and other superstars’ songs.
A special tribute to Shah Rukh and Kajol-starrer “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, which completed 1,000 weeks of screening last year, was paid by the show’s hosts, who also cracked jokes on their controversial AIB Roast video for which they got into trouble earlier this year. There were also moments when Ranveer got “distracted” due to presence of Deepika, whom he is currently romantically linked with.
The winners’ list, thereby, was an expected one. Here’s the full list:
Best Regional Film – ‘Lai Bhaari’
Best Music Direction – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (‘2 States’)
Best Playback Singer (Male) – Ankit Tiwari – ‘Galliyaan’ (‘Ek Villain’)
Best Playback Singer (Female) – Kanika Kapoor – ‘Baby Doll’ (‘Ragini MMS2’)
Best Debut (Female) – Kriti Sanon (‘Heropanti’)
Best Debut (Male) – Tiger Shroff (‘Heropanti’)
Best Debut Direction – Omung Kumar (‘Mary Kom’)
Best Performance in Comic role – Varun Dhawan (‘Main Tera Hero’)
Best Performance in a Negative role – Kay Kay Menon (‘Haider’)
Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema – Subhash Ghai
Best Performance in a Supporting role (Male) – Riteish Deshmukh (‘Ek Villain’)
Best Performance in a Supporting role (Female) – Tabu (‘Haider’)
IIFA Woman of the year – Deepika Padukone
Best Story – Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar and Parvez Shaikh (‘Queen’)
Best Direction – Rajkumar Hirani (‘PK’)
Best Performance in a Leading role (Male) – Shahid Kapoor (‘Haider’)
Best Performance in a Leading role (Female) – Kangana Ranaut (‘Queen’)
Best Film – ‘Queen’
(With IANS Inputs)
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