The 15th Tata Motors IIFA Awards surpassed expectations with a spectacular show held at Tampa Bay, Florida.
The IIFA Awards was held at the Raymond James Stadium where Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akthar played host entertaining the audience with their humour, wit and on-stage camaraderie.
The stars made the event glamorous with their stunning performances. While Madhuri Dixit Nene grooved to the tunes of Ek Do Teen, Piya Ghar Aaya, Dhak Dhak Karne Laga and Dola Re Dola, Hrithik Roshan performed his hit numbers Mein Aisa Kyun Hoon and Bhoomro Bhoomro among others.
As for the winners, it was a very special moment for Deepika Padukone and Farhan Akhtar as they ruled the roost, bagging awards for the Best Actor and Actress.
Farhan Akhtar’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag swept the top awards of the night including Best Picture and Best Direction, Best Story and the Best Actor in a leading role.
“This is a very special moment as it is the first time I’m receiving an award for the film in the presence of Milkha Singh. He shared a lot of amazing stories with me and was the wind beneath my wings. I am very honoured today”, said Farhan.
Deepika Padukone won the Award for her much acclaimed role in Chennai Express."2013 was an amazing year for me. I left home with a suitcase and a dream and I thank my parents for allowing me to follow my dream”, said Deepika.
Aashiqui 2 bagged awards for Music Direction, Lyrics, Playback Singer (Male) and Playback Singer (Female).
Vaani Kapoor who made her debut in Shudh Desi Romance and Dhanush who set foot into Bollywood through Raanjhanaa took to the IIFA stage to collect their accolades for the most promising new faces in Indian Cinema.
Here’s a low down of the winners:
Best Picture - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Direction - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for Bhaag Milkh Bhaag
Best Performance in a Leading Role (Male) - Farhan Akhtar for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female) - Deepika Padukone for Chennai Express
Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) - Aditya Roy Kapoor for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) - Divya Dutta for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Performance in a Comic Role - Arshad Warsi for Jolly LLB
Best Performance in a Negative Role - Rishi Kapoor for D-Day
Best Music Direction - Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari,Jeet Ganguly for Aashiqui 2
Best Story Writer - Prasoon Joshi for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Lyrics - Mithoon for Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2
Best Playback Singer (Male) - Arijit Singh for Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2
Best Playback Singer (Female) - Shreya Ghoshal for Sunn Raha Hai from Aashiqui 2
Best Debutant Male - Dhanush for Raanjhanaa
Best Debutant Female - Vani Kapoor for Shudh Desi Romance
Best Outstanding Contribution by An Indian in the US - Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel
Best Entertainer of the year - Deepika Padukone
Best Outstanding Contribution To International Cinema - John Travolta
Lifetime Achievement Award - Shatrughan Sinha
Best Cinematography - Binod Pradhan for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Screenplay - Prasoon Joshi for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Dialogue - Prasoon Joshi for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Editing - P. S. Bharti for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Production Design - Wasiq Khan for Goliyon Ki Rasleela- Ramleela
Best Choreography - Remo D'souza for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Best Action - Sham Kaushal & Tony Ching Siu Tung for Krrish 3
BestSound Design - Nakul Kamte for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Song Recording - Vinod Verma for Lungi Dance, Chennai Express
Best Sound Mixing - Anup Dev for Chennai Express and Debajit Changmai for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
BestBackground Score - Shankar-Ehsaan- Loy for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Special Effects (Visuals) - KeitanYadav & Haresh Hingorani for Krrish 3
Best Costume Designing - Dolly Ahluwalia for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Make-Up - Vikram Gaikwad for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag