The 20th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards was attended by scores of Bollywood celebrities. While Ranveer Singh walked away with the best actor trophy for Padmaavat, Alia Bhatt won the best actress for her role in Raazi.
Speaking about receiving the award, Alia said, “The fact that you are all sitting here past 2:00am and watching us being honoured means you all love cinema and that’s why we continue to do what we are doing. It feels surreal to hold this IIFA award for Raazi and to be nominated alongside talented actors… who were my inspiration to become an actor.”
National Award winner Vicky Kaushal bagged the award in the Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) category for Sanju.
Apart from these, this year the IIFA had special awards which were conferred upon Deepika Padukone for Chennai Express, Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi, Rajkumar Hirani for 3 Idiots, Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil while the film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai also won special award in the Best Film in the last 20 year category.
The award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema was given to the master of dance and choreography Saroj Khan by none other than Madhuri Dixit Nene who even paid tribute to the veteran choreographer by dancing on some the songs choreographed by the ace star. Apart from her, the master of comedy, Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed, also known as Jagdeep was also presented with the special award for his phenomenal work on the silver screen.
Here’s a complete list of winners:
Best film: Raazi
Best Director: Sriram Raghavan (Andhadhun)
Best Actor (Female): Alia Bhatt (Raazi)
Best Actor (Male): Ranveer Singh (Padmaavat)
Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female): Aditi Rao Hydari (Padmaavat)
Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male): Vicky Kaushal for (Sanju)
Best Debut (Male): Ishaan Khatter (Dhadak)
Best debut (Female): Sara Ali Khan (Kedarnath)Best Story – Sriram Raghavan, Pooja Ladha Surti, Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar and Hemanth Rao (Andhadhun)
Best Music Direction: Amaal Mallik, Guru Randhawa, Rochak Kohli, Saurabh-Vaibhav and Zack Knight (Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety)
Best Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya (Dhadak)
Best Playback Singer (Female): Harshdeep Kaur and Vibha Saraf (Dilbaro from Raazi
Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for (Ae Watan from Raazi)
Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema-Saroj Khan and Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed.