Zindagi Na, Rockstar dominate IIFA awards

Zindagi Na, Rockstar dominate IIFA awards
Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar triumphed at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards 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 AR Rahman, best lyrics for the song and best playback singer male for Mohit Chauhan for
Nadaan Parindey

Ranbir, who played the role of an aspiring singer beat actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan, to walk away with the trophy.

On the other hand, actress Vidya Balan continued her winning streak by picking up the award for best actress in a leading role for The Dirty Picture. The award for best playback singer female went to Shreya Ghoshal for her song Teri Meri from the film Bodyguard

Parineeti Chopra won two awards - one for best debut female and the other for best actress in a supporting role female for Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl.

Actor Vidyut Jamwal walked away with the best debut male for his performance in Force.

Prakash Raj won the award for the best performance in a negative role for Singham. Riteish Deshmukh won the best performance in comic role for the film Double Dhamaal.

Hosts Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar kept audience in splits.The show also saw performances by Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu, Prabhu Deva, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid, Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor.

Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy was honoured for his outstanding contribution while veteran actress Zohra Segal also received a special award for her contribution to Indian cinema.

Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann was given an award for her contribution to international cinema.

This year’s IIFA awards were missed by Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, John Abraham, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Sonam Kapoor.


Father-son duo Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor set the stage on fire here Saturday at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards by performing together for the first time.

Ranbir made a rockstar entry with an electric guitar in his hand and performed on Saada haq from his hit film
. 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 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.

A remixed version of the song Bachna ae hasino from Rishi's film Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahi was used in Ranbir’s 2008 film Bachna Ae Haseeno, starring Minissha Lamba, Bipasha Basu and Deepika Padukone.

Both the actors were seen competing with each other on their own versions of songs, as a part of the act and at the end Ranbir accepted defeat, bowing at his father’s feet to take his blessings.


Actress Priyanka Chopra paid a tribute to yesteryear actress Rekha at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards by dancing to some of her popular songs.

Priyanka’s performance came ahead of the special honour conferred to Rekha for her outstanding achievement in Indian cinema at the ceremony.

Starting off with a remixed version of In aakhon ki masti ke from Umrao Jaan she danced to the songs like Salaam-e-Ishq meri jaan, Pyar do pyaar lo and Pardesiya.

She was later joined by Rekha herself  in several performances like Rafta rafta.

After receiving the special award, Rekha said: ‘I would dedicate this award to producers who inspired me and the young actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Priyanka Chopra. I am ever proud to be a part of the film fraternity.’


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