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  • Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016

    The nominations for IIFA Awards 2016 have been revealed. Bajirao Mastani and Bajrangi Bhaijaan lead the way with the most nominations.

    Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016

    "I urge fans to see their favourite stars and films win awards by voting soon!”

    The nominations for the 2016 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards have officially been unveiled.

    Recognising the best films of the previous year (2015) the IIFA Awards are a great celebration of the best of Indian cinema and Bollywood entertainment.

    Following some incredible films and extraordinary acting talent, the IIFA weekend in Madrid will be the place to be. Aside from the worthy winners, guests will enjoy the best of Indian music, fashion and Bollywood glamour.

    Leading the nominations for 2016 is the epic period blockbuster, Bajirao Mastani directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

    Following closely behind is Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan with an impressive 7 nominations. Salman will be looking to take another glamourous statuette for his growing awards cabinet.

    Nominated for Best Performance in a Leading Role, Salma faces some stiff competition from the likes of Varun Dhawan (Badlapur – Don’t Miss the Beginning), Amitabh Bachchan (Piku), Ranbir Kapoor (Tamasha) and Ranveer Singh (Bajirao Mastani).

    Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016

    In the Female category, Deepika is nominated for two films, including Piku and Bajirao Mastani. The talented actress is up against Priyanka who is nominated for her great role in Dil Dhadakne Do and Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

    Here is the full list of Popular Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016:

    Best Story
    V. Vijayendra Prasad – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Juhi Chaturvedi – Piku
    Massimo Carlotto – Badlapur – Don’t Miss The Beginning

    Lyrics
    Varun Grover, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
    Irshad Kamil, Agar Tum Sath Ho – Tamasha
    Amitabh Bhattacharya, Gerua – Dilwale

    Music Direction
    Pritam – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjjan – Roy
    Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani

    Playback Singer – Male
    Arjit Singh, Hamari Adhuri Kahani – Hamari Adhuri Kahani
    Arjit Singh, Sooraj Dooba Hai – Roy
    Papon, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage – Dum Laga Ke Haisha

    Playback Singer – Female
    Sunidhi Chauhan, Girls Like to Swing – Dil Dhadakne Do
    Kanika Kapoor, Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan – Roy
    Monali Thakur, Moh Moh Ke Dhaage – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
    Shreya Ghoshal, Deewani Mastani – Bajirao Mastani

    Performance in a Comic Role
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Bajrangi  Bhaijaan
    Deepak Dobriyal – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Kapil Sharma – Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

    Performance in a Negative Role
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Badlapur- Don’t Miss the Beginning
    Gajraj Rao – Talvar
    Darshan Kumar – NH 10

    Performance in a Supporting Role – Male
    Irrfan Khan – Piku
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Anil Kapoor – Dil Dhadakne Do
    Deepak Dobriyal – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Farhan Akhtar – Dil Dhadakne Do

    Performance in a Supporting Role – Female
    Priyanka Chopra – Bajirao Mastani
    Anushka Sharma – Dil Dhadakne Do
    Huma Qureshi – Badlapur- Don’t Miss The Beginning
    Konkana Sen Sharma – Talvar
    Tanvi Azmi – Bajirao Mastani

    Performance in a Leading Role – Male
    Varun Dhawan – Badlapur- Don’t Miss the Beginning
    Salman Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Amitabh Bachchan – Piku
    Ranbir Kapoor – Tamasha
    Ranveer Singh – Bajirao Mastani

    Performance in a Leading Role – Female
    Priyanka Chopra – Dil Dhadakne Do
    Shraddha Kapoor – ABCD 2
    Deepika Padukone – Piku
    Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Deepika Padukone – Bajirao Mastani

    Director
    Kabir Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Shoojit Sircar – Piku
    Meghna Gulzar – Talvar
    Aanand L. Rai – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani

    Best Picture
    Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Piku
    Talvar
    Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Bajirao Mastani

    Speaking about the nominations, Director of Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Andre Timmins says:

    “I am always astounded by the number of great films that are released each year that makes Indian Cinema grow exponentially with the wealth of talent seen both on screen and off.”

    “The IIFA buzz will certainly build as some of the biggest films are contending for the NEXA IIFA Awards and the nominations reflect a rich spectrum of the kind of cinematic aptitude Bollywood has seen this year.

    Nominations for the IIFA Awards 2016

    “With the number of talented nominees in the popular categories, I urge fans to see their favourite stars and films win awards by voting soon!”

    The 2016 IIFA’s promises the best of Bollywood glamour and entertainment. Taking place in Madrid this year, hosts will be Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor, and will see a full weekend of music, fashion and glitz.

    The 2016 IIFA Awards will take place between June 23 and 26, 2016.

    Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

    Images courtesy of IIFA Official Website



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