The four-day IIFA gala, which aims at bringing the magic of Indian film to a new foreign destination each year therefore opening doors for Bollywood across the international market -26.
A runaway success for its exceptional narrative, the Shoojit Sircar directed film “Piku” has six nominations and the Farhan Akhtar starrer “Dil Dhadakne Do five nominations were received by ”. Other notable mentions this year who are also up for the awards are “Badlapur – Do “Tanu Weds Manu Returns.”, “Talvar” and ’t Miss the Start”
Tanvi Azmi and Priyanka Chopra, both of whom featured in “Bajirao Mastani“, happen to be nominated in precisely the same category for their Performance in a Supporting Character – Female. Other names who are nominated in this group are Anushka Sharma for “Dil Dhadakne Do, Huma Qureshi for “”Badlapur – Do’t Miss the Beginning” and Konkana Sen Sharma for “Talvar”
Playback singer Arijit Singh continues to be nominated twice in “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” and “Roy“ in Playback Singer- Male for his musical contribution.
Gifted celebrity Nawazuddin Siddiqui has garnered three nominations: Performance in a Comic Role, Performance in An Adverse Role and Performance in a Supporting Role- Male.
“I am constantly astounded by how many excellent movies that are released each year which makes Indian cinema grow exponentially with the abundance of gift seen on screen and off.
The nominations represent a rich spectrum of the kind of cinematic aptitude Bollywood has seen this season. With the variety of talented nominees in the popular groups, I encourage fans to see their favourite stars and movies win awards by voting shortly ,” said Andre Timmins, director, Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd, the organisers of the function.
The nominees for the Leading Role Male this year are Varun Dhawan (“Badlapur- Do’t Miss The Beginning“), Salman Khan (“Bajrangi Bhaijaan“), Amitabh Bachchan (“Piku“), Ranbir Kapoor (“Tamasha“) and Ranveer Singh (“Bajirao Mastani“).
The Leading Role Female competitors feature Priyanka Chopra (“Dil Dhadakne Do“), Shraddha Kapoor (“ABCD 2“), Deepika Padukone (“Piku“), Kangana Ranaut for (“Tanu Weds Manu Returns“) and Deepika Padukone ( “Bajirao Mastani“).
The NEXA IIFA Awards 2016 will be hosted by Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor this year at IFEMA in Madrid. Furthermore hosting the highly anticipated awards Farhan has additionally been nominated for his Performance in a Supporting Role- Male for “Dil Dhadakne Do.”