Dabangg, Robot, Band Baaja Baaraat bag maximum technical awards at IIFA


    MUMBAI: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced the winners of the technical awards categories for the IIFA Awards 2011.

    The trophies will be presented to the winners during the Videocon IIFA Weekend in Toronto, Canada. Movies like Dabangg, Robot and Band Baaja Baaraat led the technical winners tally with three awards each.

    Maneesh Sharma’s Band Baaja Baaraat won the awards for Editing by Namrata Rao, Song Recording for Vijay Dayal’s Ainvayi Ainvayi and Costume Designing by Niharika Khan. The Rajnikanth starrer Robot walked away with Best Art Director for Sabu Cyril. Robot also won the awards for Special Effects by Indian Artists and Make-up by Banu.

    The Salman Khan starrer Dabangg won an award for Choreography for the item song Munni Badnaam Hui choreographed by Farah Khan, and Leslie Fernandes who won for Best song recording. The film also won the award for Best Action by S. Vijayan.

    The award for Best Cinematographer went to Sudeep Chatterjee for Guzaarish and Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy won the award for the best background score for My Name Is Khan while Pritam Das won for Best Sound Recording for Love, Sex aur Dhoka.

    The nominations for the popular categories of the IIFA Awards 2011 will open for public voting on 10 May. Indian cinema fans worldwide can vast their votes for those they consider deserving. The votes from the online polling will be tallied by PwC and will be announced on the night of the IIFA Awards 2011 at the Rogers Centre, Toronto.

    In its twelfth year, IIFA will make its North American debut in Ontario, Canada from 23 – 25 June, 2011.