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Dabangg sweeps IIFA Awards; SRK & Anushka declared best actors

The award function will soon be telecast on Star Television Network, the global broadcast partner in more than 100 countries.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | June 26, 2011

The 12th Videocon d2h Weekend and Floriana IIFA Awards came to a remarkable finish today, surrounded by the overwhelming hysteria from the Bollywood fanatics in Toronto. With a 21,000 strong screaming crowd, the biggest stars from Indian cinema filled the Rogers Centre where eminent personalities including Hollywood stars, Hilary Swank and Cuba Gooding Jr were in attendance. Hosted by Boman and Riteish, a fourth consecutive year as hosts while Shah Rukh Khan joined them onstage soon after the curtains came up.

"India and Toronto has a special place in my heart.Hollywood and Indian cinema have to bring people together. I believe in IIFA's motto – One People, One World," said Oscar winner, Hilary Swank.

“I am truly bowled over by this fabulous industry. India has grabbed the world through Bollywood,” said Cuba Gooding Jr.

Dabangg, one of the Bollywood’s biggest success this year, bagged maximum awards in Toronto. The Premier of Ontarion, Dalton McGuinty and director, Raj Kumar Hirani announced Dabangg as the voter’s choice. Best Direction went to Karan Johar for his emotional film, My Name is Khan. The director received the same from Cuba Gooding Jr and Bipasha Basu.

Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai’s Prachi Desai won the award as Supporting Female actor for her flawless performance while Arjun Rampal received the Supporting Male Actor was bagged for his impressive performance in the political thriller, Rajneeti. The very talented Riteish Deshmukh, won the award in a comic role for his striking and rib-tickling performance in Housefull.

IIFA has always aimed to adorn fresh and new talent and the debutant awards were swept by Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha for Band Bajaa Baaraat and Dabangg, respectively. Vishal Bharadwaj won the award for the Best Dialogue from the movie Ishqiya.

The stage was set on fire by the scintillating performances by the glamorous and sensual divas of Bollywood Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Kangana Ranaut, Ranveer Singh alongside Sonakshi Sinha and the Deol sons, Bobby and Sunny Deol with father, Dharmendra. Priyanka Chopra performed a touching tribute to melody queen, Asha Bhosle after which she was felicitated with the IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award for her 65 years as a playback singer in the Indian film industry.

The nights festivities came to a close with the jubilant King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan hosted a Bollywood Dance-Master Class imitating signature dances including Aamir Khan’s Kya Bolti Tu, and Salman’s famed Dabangg dance, ending with his inimitable arms-wide-open classic – Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jaane Sanam. This extravagant and prestigious award ceremony will be beamed to a global audience of over 700 million.

The IIFA Weekend is presented by Videocon d2h. The magical IIFA Awards are presented by Floriana. Air India will partner with IIFA as the Official Airlines Partner. Grey Goose are the Presenting Sponsors for IIFA Rocks, while Gitanjali Lifestyle are the Presenting Sponsors for the IIFA World Premiere of Double Dhamaal.

Panasonic is the partner for the Greening the IIFAs campaign. Star Television Network is the global broadcast partner taking the IIFA messaging and content across more than 100 countries. The Associate sponsors for the IIFA Weekend include: The Gitanjali Group, Rotomac Pens and Lotus Herbal. Wizcraft International Entertainment are the producers and conceptualisers of the CIBC-IIFA Celebrations, Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend and all events including the IIFA Rocks and the Floriana IIFA Awards.

POPULAR CATEGORY WINNERS:
Best Story SHIBANI BATHIJA – MY NAME IS KHAN
Lyrics NIRANJAN IYENGAR – SAJDAA (MY NAME IS KHAN)
Music Direction SAJID-WAJID & LALIT PANDIT – DABANGG
Playback Singer (Female) MAMTA SHARMA – MUNNI BADNAAM (DABANGG)
Playback Singer (Male) RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN – TERE MAST MAST DO NAIN (DABANGG)
Debutant Star Female Award SONAKSHI SINHA – DABANGG
Debutant Star Male Award RANVEER SINGH – BAND BAAJA BAARAAT
Best Director KARAN JOHAR – MY NAME IS KHAN
Performance in a Comic Role RITEISH DESHMUKH – HOUSEFULL
Performance in a Negative Role SONU SOOD – DABANGG
Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) PRACHI DESAI – ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI
Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) ARJUN RAMPAL – RAAJNEETI
Performance in a Leading Role (Female) ANUSHKA SHARMA – BAND BAAJA BAARAAT
Performance in a Leading Role (Male) SHAH RUKH KHAN – MY NAME IS KHAN
Best Picture DABANGG

IIFA TECHNICAL WINNERS LIST:

Cinematographer SUDEEP CHATTERJEE GUZAARISH
Editing NAMRATA RAO BAND BAAJA BAARAAT
Art Director SABU CYRIL ROBOT
Choreography FARAH KHAN - MUNNI BADNAM DABANGG
Action S. VIJAYAN DABANGG
Sound Recording PRITAM DAS LOVE, SEX AUR DHOKHA
Song Recording VIJAY DAYAL - AINVAYI AINVAYI BAND BAAJA BAARAAT
Sound Re-recording LESLIE FERNANDES DABANGG
Special Effects INDIAN ARTISTS ROBOT
Background Score SHANKAR, EHSAAN, LOY MY NAME IS KHAN
Costume Designing NIHARIKA KHAN BAND BAAJA BAARAAT
Make-up BANU (FOR RAJNIKANT) ROBOT

IIFA SPECIAL AWARDEES:

Honouring 50 years in the Film Industry DHARMENDRA
Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema SHARMILA TAGORE
Lifetime Achievement Award ASHA BHOSLE
STAR PLUS Hottest Pair 2011 Anushka Sharma & Ranveer Singh
IIFA Green Award PRIYANKA CHOPRA
Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema by an Indian IRFANN KHAN

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  • abhijeet- 10 years ago

    SRK's dance on dabangg pulling his pant was interesting, he might have put on salman khan's pant which will certainly not going to fit to him, anyway i believe SRK's figure is 36:24:36 he need to do some more pushup to get properly shaped.