Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on Saturday night bagged the Best Actor (Female) and Best Actor (Male) trophy at the 17th IIFA extravaganza for their performance in “Piku” and “Bajirao Mastani” respectively.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali won the Best Director for “Bajirao Mastani” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” was named the Best Film at a glittering ceremony here.
While receiving the Best Actor award for his performance in the film, Ranveer Singh mentioned Deepika in his acceptance speech and said:
I was very moved by that performance. (Referring to Deepika’s performance – photos available below) Leela to Ram, Mastani to Bajirao. I want to know which is next. Girl, you are so fine and by fine I mean a fine performer. What an actor!
Nothing makes me happier than you, Deepika. Nothing makes me happier than receiving this award with you.
The main awards night of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) celebrations saw a melange of tinsel town celebrities all decked up to soak in the colours, magic and revelry that Bollywood exudes. There were performances, humorous acts and an entertaining anchoring job by Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar, who made a quirky entry on donkeys.
Priyanka Chopra — who has scaled international presence with her role in American TV series “Quantico” and has also landed a part in Hollywood film “Baywatch” — was bestowed a Special Award: Woman of the Year.
The multi-talented actress also took to the stage and performed on songs that she has voiced herself.
“Bajirao Mastani” emerged as the big winner. Deepika Padukone’s performance to her rumoured boyfriend Ranveer Singh’s song from the film “Bajirao Maastani” moved the actor. He says that nothing makes him happier than his “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela” co-star. The two seem to share a great bond but neither Ranveer nor Deepika have officially accepted their relationship in public.
However, when Deepika hit the stage here and chose one of Ranveer’s song from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial “Bajirao Maastani” to dance to, Ranveer said he was moved by the performance.
Though Ranveer Singh simply called Deepika Padukone a fine performer, in his acceptance speech, there were reports that the rumoured couple broke up after Deepika visited Ranveer in Paris.
However, the Ranveer Singh put an end to the rumours by sharing a cryptic message on Sunday on Twitter.
Leela to my Ram…Mastani to my Bajirao…Best Actress to my Best Actor Deepika Padukone. IIFA 2016. Koi Shaq (any doubts?).
Apart from Bhansali and Ranveer’s accolades, the film won Best Cinematography (Sudeep Chatterjee), Best Production Design (Saloni Dhatrak, Sriram Iyengar, Sujeet Sawant), Best Choreography (Remo D’souza for “Pinga”), Best Action (Shyam Kaushal) and Best Sound Design (Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Nihar Ranjal Samal).
There were more awards for the movie: Best Background Score (Sanchit Balhara), Best Special Effects (Prasad Sutara), Best Costume Designing (Anju Modi and Maxima Basu) and Best Song Engineer (Tanay Gajjar for “Deewani Mastani”.
Among the debutants, Vicky Kaushal took home the laurels for “Masaan” and among the ladies, Bhumi Pednekar won it for her endearing performance in “Dum Laga Ke Haisha“.
The Jodi of the Year Award went to Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty for “Hero” at the event which also saw Sonakshi Sinha, Deepika and Tiger Shroff take to the stage for mesmerising performances.
Tiger, a flexible dancer, paid a tribute to late King of Pop Michael Jackson with his moves.
Darshan Kumar was awarded for his negative role in “NH10“, and Deepak Dobriyal was honoured for Best Comic Role in “Tanu Weds Manu Returns“.
Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone starrer “Piku” got the Best Story and Best Dialogue Awards for Juhi Chaturvedi.
In the singing category, the mellifluous song “Moh moh ke dhaage” was a winner. Monali Thakur and Papon won the Best Playback Singer (Female) and Best Playback Singer (Male) for the track, while Varun Grover won for penning its lyrics.
The Best Screenplay went to Kabir Khan, Parveez Shaikh, V. Vijayendra Prasad for “Bajrangi Bhaijaan“, Best Editing (A Sreekar Prasad for “Talvar”), Best Sound Mixing (Ajay Kumar PB for “Badlapur”) and Best Make-up (Vikram Gaikwad for Datto in “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”)
Calling the late renowned Pakistani qawwali singer Amjad Sabri a great singer, Bollywood singer Benny Dayal conveyed condolences to his family at IIFA. Amjad Sabri was shot dead in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area on Wednesday. His murder drew condemnations from across the country and the Indian subcontinent, where he was popular.
I don’t know much about him but whatever I have seen, he was a great singer. I want to give condolences to his family and may God give them love and strength. I pray that his family gets strength to cope up this difficult situation,
Benny told reporters at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards green carpet here on Saturday.
THE NEXA IIIFA AWARDS 2016 WINNERS LIST:
- Best Lyric Writer:– Varun Grover for Dum laga Ke Haisha in the film Moh Moh Ke Dhaage
- Best Female Playback Singer Award is Monali Thakur for Dum Laga Ke Haisha for the film Moh Moh Ke Dhaage
- Best Male Playback Singer Award:is Papon for Moh Moh Ke Dhaage in the film Moh Moh Ke Dhaage
- Best Music Direction– ‘Roy’ Meet Bros, Anjjan, Ankit Tiwari, Amaal Mallik
- Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee for Bajirao Mastani
- Best Screenplay:Kabir Khan, Parveez Shaikh, V. Vijayendra Prasad for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
- Best Editing:A Sreekar Prasad for Talvar
- Debut Male- Vicky Kaushal for Masaan
- Debut Female– Bhoomi Pednekar for Dum Laga Ke Haisha
- Best Performance in a Comic Role Award:– Male Deepak Dobriyal from Tanu Weds Manu Returns
- Best Performance in Negative role Award – Darshan Kumar for NH 10
- IIFA Jodi of the Year– Athiya Shetty & Sooraj Pancholi
- Best Performance in a Supporting role (Male) Award – Anil Kapoor from Dil Dhadakne Do
- Best Performance in a Supporting role (Female) Award:– Priyanka Chopra from Bajirao Mastani
- IIFA Woman of the Year– Priyanka Chopra
- Best Story– Juhi Chaturvedi from Piku
- Best Performance in a Leading role (Male) Award – Ranveer Singh from Bajirao Mastani
- Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female) Award – Deepika Padukone from Piku
- Best Direction– Sanjay Leela Bhansali from Bajirao Mastani
Best Picture- Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Producers – Salman Khan, Rockline Venkatesh
The four-day gala — which celebrates the magic of Indian cinema at an international destination every year — began on June 23. Madrid is the fourth European destination to host the IIFA.
Photos from IIFA 2016
Aditi Rao Hydari
Sanjay Leela Bansali