MUMBAI: Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA 2006) is scheduled to be held from 7 – 9 December, 2006 in
The event will kick start with the world premiere of B R Films and Ravi Chopra’s Baabul at TGV cinemas in Kuala Lampur. The world premiere will be attended by the entire star cast of Baabul comprising Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee and John Abraham.
A celebrity football match and a fashion show auction and charity are scheduled to be held on 8 December.
The award function, which is scheduled on 9 December, will have performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Amisha Patel.
The nominations for best film for GIFA 2005 include Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Krrish, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Omkara and Rang De Basanti.
Aamir Khan (RDB), Ajay Devgan (Omkara), Hrithik Roshan (Krrish), Sanjay Dutt (Lage Raho Munnabhai) and Shah Rukh Khan (KANK) will be competing in the best actor category.
The nominees for best actress include Bipasha Basu (Corporate), Kajol (Fanaa), Kangana Ranaut (Gangster), Kareena Kapoor (Omkara) and Rani Mukherjee (KANK).
Those competing in the best director category include Kunal Kohli (Fanaa), Raj Kumar Hirani (Lage Raho Munnabhai), Rakesh Roshan (Krrish), Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (RDB) and Vishal Bhardwaj (Omkara).
Some of the awards that were announced for GIFA 2006 are:
Best story and best dialogues category – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Best screenplay, editing and background score ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ RDB
Best sound design and action award – Krrish
Best cinematography – Omkara