Dabaang sweeps, Shah Rukh Khan reigns at IIFA awards

MUMBAI: The 12th Videocon d2h Weekend drew to a close on Saturday last with the presentation of the Floriana IIFA Awards. The ceremony, part of a three-day event, took place before more than 22,000 fans who were present at the Rogers Center in Toronto.

The Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer My Name is Khan won the top honours. The Arbaaz Khan made film won six awards including the best picture award and Shah Rukh Khan took home the award for best actor for his performance in the Karan Johar directed My Name Is Khan.

The award for the best actress was notched up by Anushka Sharma for Band Baaja Baaraat while co-star Ranveer Singh won the award for best debut male. Together, they won the award for the hottest pair. 

Sonakshi Sinha won the award for best debut female for her role in Dabaang. Other awards received by the Dabangg cast and crew were: best
screenplay award to Abhinav Kahsyap and Dileep Shukla; best music direction award to Sajid-Wajid and Lalit Pandit; best female playback singer award to Mamta Sharma for her song Munni Badnaam; best male playback singer to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Tere Mast Mast Do Nain; and Sonu Sood who received the award for best performance in a negative role.

Sharmila Tagore and Dharmendra were presented with outstanding achievement awards. Others who made it big were Karan Johar who bagged
the best director award for My Name Is Khan; Arjun Rampal who won the best supporting actor award for the Prakash Jha film Rajneeti; and Prachi Desai who got the best supporting actress award for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

The night’s festivities came to a close with Shah Rukh Khan hosting a Bollywood Dance-Master Class in which he imitated signature dances including Aamir Khan’s Kya Bolti Tu and Salman Khan’s popular Dabangg dance. He ended with his own song Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jaane Sanam from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.

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