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  • The Times of India Film Awards 2016 Nominees

    The Times of India Film Awards 2016 promises to be a star studded affair in Dubai, filled with radiant performances from Yo Yo Honey Singh and more.

    Nominations for The Times of India Film Awards 2016

    "It is going to be the biggest Bollywood event ever hosted in the Gulf region."

    The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) are nearly upon us, and are expected to be bigger and better than ever before!

    Celebrity guests and star performances are lined up for the event on March 18, 2016 at the Dubai International Stadium.

    Famous names in Bollywood such as Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan are expected among many attending the spectacular event.

    To add even more excitement to exhilarated fans, performances will come from the likes of Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan and Yo Yo Honey Singh.

    Ranveer is also set to perform at the extravaganza, as he will be giving a special tribute to Amitabh Bachchan, by dancing to many of the career-defining songs from Big B’s career.

    Nominations for The Times of India Film Awards 2016

    Shiamak Davar, popular choreographer, has been working closely with Ranveer through this routine, to make sure the performance is perfect in time for TOIFA.

    Kareena will also take to the stage, paying her respects to all the divas of Bollywood.

    These power-packed performances will be sure to keep the crowd warmed up whilst the Awards are announced throughout the evening.

    Co-hosted by Parineeti Chopra and Ritesh Deshmukh, the event is likely to be full of witty gags. Parineeti told IANS about her delight in hosting the show:

    “It is always fun to do shows in Dubai because there are so many Indians there. Every time we go there for a show, we have a great experience.”

    The Awards are created to recognise outstanding movies and personalities in Hindi films, and connect with Hindi film fans across the globe.

    TOIFA invites the public to vote globally for various nominees through different categories to decide their own winners of the Awards.

    The award ceremony will take place in two parts; first, the Technical Awards will be announced on March 17, 2016, and the Main Awards for the next day.

    Both parts will be publicised live on IST at 9pm on the days.

    Nominations for The Times of India Film Awards 2016Sameer Soni, the director of international business at The Times of India Group, comments:

    “It is going to be the biggest Bollywood event ever hosted in the Gulf region with performances and presence of some of the biggest Bollywood celebrities on one stage.”

    TOIFA is a globally recognised event, which is organised by The Times of India Group, India’s largest media corporation.

    The first edition of this event was held in 2013 in British Columbia, Vancouver, and returns after a long three-year break.

    Nominations for The Times of India Film Awards 2016Here are all the nominees for The Times of India Film Awards 2016:

    Best Film
    Bajirao Mastani
    Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Piku
    Dil Dhadakne Do

    Best Actor – Male
    Ranveer Singh – Bajirao Mastani
    Amitabh Bachchan – Piku
    Salman Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Varun Dhawan – Badlapur

    Best Actor – Female
    Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Deepika Padukone – Piku
    Anushka Sharma – NH 10
    Deepika Padukone – Bajirao Mastani

    Best Director
    Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani
    Kabir Khan – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Shoojit Sircar – Piku
    Aanand L Rai – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Zoya Akhtar – Dil Dhadakne Do

    Best Supporting Actor – Male
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
    Irrfan Khan – Piku
    Deepak Dobriyal – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Anil Kapoor – Dil Dhadakne Do

    Best Supporting Actor – Female
    Priyanka Chopra – Bajirao Mastani
    Shefali Shah – Dil Dhadakne Do
    Tabu – Drishyam
    Tanvi Azmi – Bajirao Mastani

    Best Actor in a Negative Role
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Badlapur
    Darshan Kumar – NH 10
    Manoj Bajpai – Tevar
    Ronit Roy – Guddu Rangeela

    Best Actor in a Comic Role
    Kapil Sharma – Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon
    Deepak Dobriyal – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Kartik Aryan – Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2
    Sanjay Mishra – Dam Laga Ke Haisha

    Best Actor Critics – Male
    Amitabh Bachchan – Piku
    Irrfan Khan – Talvar
    Sanjay Mishra – Masaan
    Varun Dhawan – Badlapur

    Best Actor Critics – Female
    Kalki Koechlin – Margarita With A Straw
    Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
    Anushka Sharma – NH 10
    Shweta Tripathi – Masaan
    Bhumi Pednekar – Dam Laga Ke Haisha

    Best Film Critics
    Piku
    Talvar
    Masaan
    Dam Laga Ke Haisha

    Best Debut Director
    Neeraj Ghaywan – Masaan
    Kanu Behl – Titli
    Harshwardhan Kulkarni – Hunterr

    The telecast of this Awards show in India is scheduled for April 17, 2016 at 8pm on Sony Entertainment Television.

    Katie is a English graduate specialising in journalism and creative writing. Her interests include dancing, performing and swimming and she strives to keep an active and healthy lifestyle! Her motto is: "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"

    Images courtesy of The Times of India Film Awards Official Website, Bollywood Life and Emirates News Today


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