Bachchan releases IIFA nominations


MUMBAI: The nominations for the Idea IIFA Awards, Yorkshire were announced and released worldwide on Tuesday evening by IIFA brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan.


The IIFA weekend will be held from 7 to 10 June 2007 and the IIFA Awards function will take place at the Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire as a highlight of the weekend.


The voting for the awards is open to audiences of Indian cinema all across the world on www.msn.co.in and www.indya.com, from 3 April 2007 till the end of May 2007. The results of the online voting would determine the winners of the IIFA awards.


The Idea IIFA Star ki Talaash, a hunt for two Indian fans who will be given the opportunity to become a star at the IIFA Weekend in Yorkshire, was also announced at the press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday.  The shortlisted semi finalists will be announced in May and  the winners chosen through a reality show on Star Plus, it was announced.


The IIFA Weekend is scheduled to include a global business forum, a celebrity charity cricket match, world premieres of Indian films, a film festival and the IIFA Awards. 


Says Yorkshire Tourist Board CEO David Andrews, “We look forward to hosting the stalwarts of Indian Cinema in Yorkshire this June. The IIFA Weekend events in totality are expected to boost tourism in the host Yorkshire region by more than £9.5m and attract 28,000 visitors from all across the world.”


The Nominees for this year’s IIFA Awards are as follows:


Best Picture


Dhoom 2
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Krrish
Lage Raho Munnabhai
Rang De Basanti
Vivaah


Direction


Karan Johar – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Rakesh Roshan – Krrish
Rajkumar Hirani – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Vishal Bharadwaj – Omkara
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Rang De Basanti


Performance in a Leading Role (Male)


Shah Rukh Khan – Don
Hrithik Roshan – Krrish
Sanjay Dutt – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Ajay Devgan – Omkara
Aamir Khan – Rang De Basanti


Performance in a Leading Role (Female)


Aishwarya Rai – Dhoom:2
Kajol – Fanaa
Kangana Ranaut – Gangster
Rani Mukherji – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Vidya Balan – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Kareena Kapoor – Omkara


Performance in a Supporting Role (Male)


Amitabh Bachchan – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Abhishek Bachchan – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Arshad Warsi – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Kunal Kapoor – Rang De Basanti
Atul Kulkarni – Rang De Basanti
 
Performance in a Supporting Role (Female)


Bipasha Basu – Dhoom:2
Rekha – Krrish
Konkona Sen Sharma – Omkara
Kirron Kher – Rang De Basanti
Soha Ali Khan – Rang De Basanti


Performance in a Comic Role


Chunkey Pandey – Apna Sapna Money Money
Uday Chopra – Dhoom:2
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal – Fun Unlimited
Paresh Rawal – Phir Hera Pheri
Sharman Joshi – Rang De Basanti


Performance in a Negative Role


Hrithik Roshan – Dhoom 2
Emraan Hashmi – Gangster
Boman Irani – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Saif Ali Khan – Omkara
John Abraham –Zinda


Music Direction


Pritam – Dhoom 2 – Crazy Kiya Re
Shankar Ehsaan Loy – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Rajesh Roshan – Krrish – Dhoop Nikalti hai Jahan Se
Vishal Bharadwaj – Omkara – Beedi
A.R. Rehman – Rang De Basanti – Ru Baroo


Best Story


Aditya Chopra – Dhoom 2
Rakesh Roshan – Krrish
Rajkumar Hirani – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Vishal Bharadwaj – Omkara
Kamlesh Pandey – Rang De Basanti
 
Lyrics


Sameer – Dhoom 2 – Crazy Kiya Re
Prasoon Joshi – Fanaa – Chand Sifarish
Javed Akhtar – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Gulzar – Omkara – Beedi
Prasoon Joshi – Rang De Basanti – Ru Baroo


Playback Singer (Male)


Shaan – Fanaa – Chand Sifarish
K K – Gangster – Tu Hi Meri shab
Zubeen – Gangster – Ya Ali
Sonu Nigam – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
A.R. Rehman & Naresh Iyer – Rang De Basanti – Ru Baroo


Playback Singer (Female)


Sunidhi Chauhan – Dhoom 2 – Crazy Kiya Re
Alka Yagnik – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Shreya Ghosal – Lage Raho Munnabhai – Pal Pal
Sunidhi Chauhan – Omkara – Beedi jalaile
Lata Mangeshkar – Rang De Basanti – Luka Chhupi


Dialogue


Girish Dhamija – Gangster
Sanjay Masoom – Krrish
Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Josh – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Vishal Bharadwaj – Omkara
Prasoon Joshi & Rensil Dsilva – Rang De Basanti


Screenplay


Vijay Krishna Acharya – Dhoom 2
Anurag Basu – Gangster
Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi, Vidhu Vinod Chopra – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Vishal Bharadwaj, Robin Bhatt, Abhishek Chaubey – Omkara
Rensil Dsilva and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra – Rang De Basanti

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