The fortune of the Bollywood – Kangana Ranaut grabbed the award for Best Actress of the Year at the International Indian Film Academy 2015 (IIFA) for her last year release Queen, the opposite of the award – Best Actor of the Year honor was taken by Shahid Kapoor for Haider.
‘Queen’ observed the story of a middle class girl who’s never married and went to her honeymoon trip without honey, i.e. husband. Whereas Haider, a tale of a boy who wants to marry a girl not of their family’s choice, and ultimate goal is to save mother from his chacha.
The 34-year-old actor, Shahid Kapoor, handed the award to the ‘Haider’ director Vishal Bhardwaj for presenting him the opportunity of such a “scary” movie.
“I would like to thank Vishal Bhardwaj for this recognition. A very big thank you to him for believing in me.
“Today, I am standing here because of him. It was a scary film to do because we thought people will never love and understand this film,” said the actor, who later entertained the audiences with a powerful act on Haider songs.
In fact, actually shined at the award ceremony by bagging one-after-another awards. Here comes the third win of Haider, she was honored with an award of Best Supporting Actress – none other than Tabu. Kay Kay Menon, acted in the same and received the most precious Best Actor In A Negative Role.
Best Picture And Story Award went to Vikas Bahl’s most successful direction farthest till now – Queen independently of the Best Actress.
Anurag Kashyap, whose latest release is a big flop, bowed a shoulder to the director of PK – Rajkumar Hirani, afterward receiving the award; in his speech.
“I don’t know what to say. I love you Raju sir (Rajkumar Hirani). I don’t know how this film happened and it happened somehow. When we started the film we didn’t have any money…,” he said.
Hirani won the Best Director honor for Aamir Khan starrer critically acclaimed PK, a high-end drama on the concept of godman.
Despite of having her name in the Best Actress list for her last year’s blockbuster – Happy New Year, Deepika Padukone could only get Woman Of The Year Award.
“This award is for millions of women,” said the Piku star, who stunned even in the start studded event with a maroon saree.
Keeping in mind all his contributions to the film industry, Subhash Ghai was honored with the prestigious award of Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema. The ace actors of Bollywood like Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor had taken the space to honor Mr. Subhash Ghai.
“I am going through so many emotions right now. I have so many memories. Over the years one learns, rises and falls.
“This is one of the most wonderful evenings for someone like me, to receive so much love and adulation. I have so many stories to share. I think success and awards are a trap. You achieve these for your past work but then you are expected to keep up that work,” he said in his acceptance speech.
Ek Villain, Riteish-Siddharth feature, had three successes at the event.
Riteish had the Best Supporting Role for Portraying a Cold-Blooded Serial Killer, another success was for Best Playback Singing (Male) which had given to Ankit Tiwari for song Galliyan.
The father of one, came to the event with wife Genelia D’Souza, Riteish received another award for a newly inaugurated category Outstanding Contribution To A Regional Film. The couple took home the honor for their own house production Lai Bhaari.
“I dedicate my wins to my newly born son. Last year has been an amazing year for me because I played a negative role for the first time. I am lucky that both my stints as hero and villain in Lai Bhaari and Ek Villain were appreciated,” Riteish said.
In all awards functions, there sees a film which lead in every nomination category but end up having no to a few awards, contrary to the expectations. The same, we have seen in IIFA 2015 with the Alia-Arjun feature film 2 States, it had nine nominations but only won one for Best Music Direction. Regardless of getting listed in a dozens of key categories, Highway (Alia-Randeep) and Happy New Year (diversified actors in the lead) proved to be spurns.
Tiger of Bollywood a.k.a Tiger Shroff awarded with the Best Debut Male for the Heropanti (2014) saga and the Best Debut Female was given to Kriti Sanon, from the same movie.
Best Director Of The Year – Omung Kumar received the honoring in his first blow – Mary Kom (2014) featuring Priyanka Chopra.
The best debut director gong was shared by Omung Kumar (Mary Kom) and Sajid Nadiadwala for Kick.
The debutante Omung Kumar expressively thanked Mrs. Mary Kom (MC Mary Kom) for helping him to direct the motion picture with a more personal touch.
“This is the last award of the season and I never expected that the set which I design will ever climb the stairs to receive an award. Thanks Mary Kom for letting us make a film on you,” the director Omung said.
Main Tera Hero bagged Varun Dhawan the prestigious Best Actor In A Comic Role award at the ceremony of IIFA 2015. On the behalf of Varun, the daddy David Dhawan received the honor for his child.
Note: The award show will last for a week, the winners for the prominent categories are to be announced on first day, then the less-important on the upcoming days. We’ll keep our best to update you with the latest list everyday. STAY TUNED!
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