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The Bollywood celebrities made it big with winning the 20th edition of the prestigious awards by the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy Awards). The audience witnessed breathtaking performances by Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal, Ranveer Singh & others along with happy faces of their favorite stars from Alia Bhatt to Sara Ali Khan.
The film with patriotic fervor, Raazi was titled as the Best Film while it’s actress bagged the Best Actress award for playing the role of a spy in the espionage drama. “The fact that you are all sitting here past 02:00 AM & watching us honored means you all love cinema & that’s why we continue to do what we are doing”, the elated actress remarked.
The historical period drama, Padmavat had 10 nominations while it’s actor Ranveer Singh was acclaimed the Best Actor award for playing the villainous role so well.
The celebration of completing 20 years of IIFA Awards was marked by presenting special awards to Deepika Padukone for Best Actress for Chennai Express & to Ranbir Kapoor as Best Actor for Barfi, while the Best Director was awarded to Rajkumar Hirani for 3 Idiots.
Vicky Kaushal who has delivered brilliance performance in Gangs of Wasseypur & Uri, The Surgical Strike, Raazi & others was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Award for Sanju – the Sanjay Dutt biopic.
While the Best Supporting Actress was awarded to Aditi Rao Hydari for her role in Padmaavat.
The god of dance in the Bollywood, choreographer Saroj Khan was awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema by her student & excellent dancer Madhuri Dixit Nene who paid tribute by dancing on songs choreographed by her dance guru.
And the recognition goes on. Have a look at the complete list of winners: Best Film – Raazi Best Story – Andhadhun. Best Actor (Female) – Alia Bhatt for Raazi Best Actor (Male) – Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat Best Director – Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun Best Supporting Actor (Female) – Aditi Rao Hydari for Padmaavat Best Supporting Actor (Male) – Vicky Kaushal for Sanju Best Debut Actor (Female) – Sara Ali Khan for Kedarnath Best Debut Actor (Male) – Ishaan Khatter for Dhadak Lifetime Achievement Award – Legendary actor and comedian, Jagdeep 20 Years Best Actor (Female) – Deepika Padukone 20 Years Best Actor (Male) – Ranbir Kapoor. Best music in the last 20 years – Pritam Outstanding performance by a director in last 20 years – Rajkumar Hirani for Sanju Best film of the past 20 years – Kaho Na Pyaar Hai Best Lyrics – Amitabh Bhattacharya for Dhadak Best Playback Singer (Male) – Arijit Singh for Ae Watan from Raazi Best Playback Singer (Female) – Harshdeep Kaur and Vibha Saraf for Dilbaro from Raazi Best Music – Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety