JODHAA AKBAR bags top honours at IIFA

Bollywood Trade News Network
6/15/2009 3:01:07 PM



The tenth year of IIFA surpassed all expectations with a spectacular show that saw epic movie JODHAA AKBAR bagging most of the top Awards. The film won the coveted Best Picture Award, while Ashutosh Gowarikar won the award for Best Director and Hrithik Roshan for Best Actor for JODHAA AKBAR. Celebrating a decade of magic, the IIFA Awards show was held at the Venetian Macau that played host to the three-day IIFA Weekend.

Priyanka Chopra won the Award for Best Actress for her much acclaimed role in FASHION, while her co-star Kangna Ranaut won the Award for her performance as supporting female actor. Arjun Rampal came out victorious for Best Male performance in a supporting role for ROCK ON. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by IIFA Brand Ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan to Rajesh Khanna, who received a standing ovation from the packed arena.

Abhishek Bachchan won the Award for best performance in a comic role for his hilarious character in DOSTANA, while Akshaye Khanna won for Best performance in a negative role. Neeraj Pandey's powerful film, A WEDNESDAY won the Award for Best Story.

To commemorate the last decade in Indian Cinema, the IIFA Golden Decade Honors were instituted and presented at the IIFA Awards. The Male Star of the Decade went to Shah Rukh Khan, while Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won in the female category. Movie of the decade went to LAGAAN, with Rakesh Roshan winning Director of the decade and the talented AR Rahman won the award for Music of the decade. The star debut of the year was awarded to Asin and Farhan Akhtar. The IIFA and Green globe foundation presented an Award to Rahul Bose for his contribution to creating awareness on global warming.

Other categories that featured JODHAA AKBAR wins were music direction by AR Rahman, and Javed Akhtar and Javed Ali for Best Lyrics and Best Playback Singer (Male) respectively for the hit song, Jashan-e-Baharaa from JODHAA AKBAR.

The action packed show had stellar performances by Sonam Kapoor, Jackky Bhagnani, Bipasha Basu, Anushka Sharma, Govinda, Riteish Deshmukh and Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai & Abhishek Bachchan, as well as an impromptu Antakshri session which Amitabh Bachchan concluded.

The Winners for the IDEA IIFA Awards 2009 are as follows:

Best Background Score Award - A R Rahman (JODHAA AKBAR)
Best Dialogue Mano - Rishil (OYE LUCKY...LUCKY OYE)
Best Editing - Ballu Saluja (JODHAA AKBAR)
Best Art Direction - Nitin Chandrakant Desai (JODHAA AKBAR)
Best Costume Award - Neeta Lulla (JODHAA AKBAR)
Best Make-up - Madhav Kadam (JODHAA AKBAR)
Best Picture - JODHAA AKBAR
Best Screenplay - Neerai Pandey (A WEDNESDAY)
Best Story - Neeraj Pandey A WEDNESDAY
Lyrics - Javed Akhtar - Jashan-e-Baharaa (JODHAA AKBAR)
Music Direction - A.R. Rahman - JODHAA AKBAR
Performance in a Comic Role - Abhishek Bachchan - DOSTANA
Performance in a Negative Role -  Akshaye Khanna - RACE
Playback Singer (Female) - Shreya Ghoshal - Teri Ore (SINGH IS KINNG)
Playback Singer (Male) - Javed Ali - Jashan-e-Baharaa (JODHAA AKBAR)
Best Sound Re-editing - Leslie Fernandes (RACE)
Sound Recording - Resul Pookutty & Amrit (GHAJINI)
Best Action - Peter Steins & Stun Siva (GHAJINI)
Special Effects Awards - GHAJINI
Sounding Recording Award - ROCK ON !!
IDEA Style ICON Award (Female) - Bipasha Basu
IDEA Style Icon Award (Male) - Hrithik Roshan
Debutant Star Female Award - Asin - GHAJINI
Debutant Star Male Award - Farhan Akhtar - ROCK ON
Best Director - Ashutosh Gowariker - JODHAA AKBAR
Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) - Kangana Ranawat - FASHION
Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) - Arjun Rampal - ROCK ON !!
Performance in a Leading Role (Female) - Priyanka Chopra - FASHION
Performance in a Leading Role (Male) - Hrithik Roshan - JODHAA AKBAR

Videocon Music of Decade Award - A.R. Rahman
Videocon Star of Decade (Female) - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Videocon Star of Decade (Male) - Shahrukh Khan
Videocon Movie of the Decade - LAGAAN
Videocon Director of Decade Award - Rakesh Roshan