UTV & Gowarikar’s Jodhaa Akbar sweeps IIFA Awards

Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau

Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
Bollywood glitters at IIFA Awards in Macau
MUMBAI: Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodhaa Akbar bagged the most number of awards at IIFA. The film won the Best Picture Award, while Ashutosh Gowarikar won the award for Best Director and Hrithik Roshan for Best Actor for Jodhaa Akbar.

Priyanka Chopra won the award for Best Actress for Fashion, while her co-star Kangana Ranawat 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.

Abhishek Bachchan won the Award for best performance in a comic role for his role in Dostana, while Akshaye Khanna won for Best performance in a negative role for Race. Neeraj Pandey’s A Wednesday won the Award for Best Story.

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 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 song, Jashan-e-Baharaa from Jodhaa Akbar.

The awards night saw performances by Sonam Kapoor, Jackky Bhagnani, Bipasha Basu, Anoushka Sharma, Govinda, Riteish Deshmukh, Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, as well as an impromptu Antakshri session which Amitabh Bachchan concluded.

The awards will be aired on Star TV on 5 July, 2009.

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