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Ranbir, Vidya win top IIFA honours

(IANS) / 10 June 2012

Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and actress Vidya Balan walked away with top honours for their films “Rockstar” and “The Dirty Picture” respectively at the 13th International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) on Saturday.

The IIFA awards were given at a glittering ceremony in Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Ranbir, who played the role of an aspiring singer who aims to make it big, beat actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan, to walk away with the trophy of best actor in a leading role.

On the other hand, actress Vidya Balan also continued her winning streak by picking up the award for best actress in a leading role for “The Dirty Picture”. She emerged victorious among Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Mahie Gill and Kangna Ranaut.

Zoya Akhtar’s “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” and Imtiaz Ali’s “Rockstar” triumphed the IIFA awards, with each winning four trophies.

“Zindagi Na..” won the awards for best film, best story, best actor in supporting role for Farhan Akhtar and best director for Zoya. “Rockstar” won the best actor in the leading role for Ranbir, best music direction for A.R. Rahman, best lyrics for the song and best playback singer male for Mohit Chauhan for “Nadaan Parindey”.

The award for best playback singer female went to Shreya Ghoshal for her song “Teri Meri” from the film “Bodyguard”.

Parineeti Chopra was in for a surprise and couldn’t control her tears when she won two awards for best debut female and best actress in a supporting role female for “Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl”.

Actor Vidyut Jamwal walked away with an award for best debut male for his performance in “Force”.

Veteran actor Prakash Raj won the IIFA award for best performance in a negative role for “Singham”. He was nominated alongside Naseeruddin Shah for “The Dirty Picture”, Irrfan Khan for “7 Khoon Maaf”, Boman Irani for “Don 2” and Vidyut Jamwal for “Force”.

The award for best performance in comic role went to Riteish Deshmukh for the film “Double Dhamaal”.

While, hosts Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar kept audience in splits with their wit and humour, the show saw star-studded performances by Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu, Prabhu Deva, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid, Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor.

Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy was honoured at the gala for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, while veteran actress Zohra Segal received a special award for her contribution to 100 years of Indian cinema, though she couldn’t make it to the event.

Yesteryear’s actress Rekha was honoured for her outstanding achievement in Indian cinema, while Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann was given an award for her contribution to international cinema.

Though this year’s IIFA awards had its own appeal, the actors who were missed by all included Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, John Abraham, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, and Sonam Kapoor. 

Priyanka pays tribute to Rekha at IIFA

Actress Priyanka Chopra paid a heartwarming and thrilling tribute to yesteryear actress Rekha at the IIFA awards by dancing to some of her popular songs.

Priyanka’s performance came ahead of the special honour conferred to Rekha for outstanding achievement in Indian cinema at the ceremony, organised by Wizcraft International Entertainment.

She started off with a remixed version of “In aakhon ki masti ke” from “Umrao Jaan” and went on to groove on songs like “Salaam-e-Ishq meri jaan”, “Pyar do pyaar lo” and “Pardesiya”.

However, her performance rose to a different level when she was joined by Rekha herself. Posing like Dharmendra, Priyanka was seen getting into naughty antics with the veteran actress while performing on “Rafta rafta”.

After receiving the special award, Rekha, known for her films like “Khoobsurat” and “Silsila”, said: “I would like to dedicate this award to my producers who have inspired me and the young actors of our industry like Ranbir Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Priyanka Chopra, who are super talented. I am proud that I continue to be a part of film fraternity.” 

Ranbir, Rishi shake a leg at IIFA

Father-son duo Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor set the stage on fire  the IIFA awards by performing together for the first time.

Ranbir made a rock star entry with an electric guitar in his hand and performed on “Saada haq” from his hit film “Rockstar”. He later donned a tapori avatar and grooved to “Tai tai phish” from “Chillar Party”.

Though Ranbir is known for his impeccable dancing style, it was his father Rishi who stole the limelight on the stage.

Rishi entered the stage saying his famous “Karz” dialogue—“Kya tumne kabhi kisi se pyaar kiya”—and soon the audience joined him in completing it saying....”kiyaa...”, before he kickstarted his act.

Ranbir was seen matching steps with his father on the song “Paisa yeh paisa” from the Rishi’s hit film “Karz”.

 

 

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