The 16th IIFA 2015 Awards which was held at Kuala Lumpur saw many thrilling and mind blowing performances, says Vaikundarajan. ‘Queen’ and ‘Haider’ emerged as big winners and took away most of the awards.
‘Queen’ and ‘Haider’ took away three trophies each. Vikram Bahl’s ‘Queen’ won the award for best picture and story apart from the best actress award. Shahid Kapoor bagged the award for Best Performance in the Leading Role – Male for Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’ while Tabu’s powerful portrayal of Shahid’s mother in the film won her the best supporting actress award, says Vaikundarajan.
Shahid dedicated his win to the film’s director and said, “I would like to thank Vishal Bhardwaj for this recognition. A very big thank you to him for believing in me. Today I am standing here because of him. It was a scary film to do because we thought people will never love and understand this film,”
Director Raju Hirani won the best director for highly acclaimed PK . He said, “This film fearlessly talked about religion in the country and I want to thank my father and mother for it. Like Subhash Ghai, I also feel a film is incomplete without the help of technicians and actors,”
Actress Deepika Padukone took home the woman of the year award and she dedicated it to all the women across the globe. “This award is for millions of women,” said the Finding Fanny star. While Bollywood’s showman Subhash Ghai was honoured with the prestigious award for “outstanding contribution to Indian cinema”, says Vaikundarajan.
Riteish Deshmukh grabbed the award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role – Male for his villainous act in Ek Villain. There was also an award for Best Regional Film, which went to Riteish-starrer Marathi film Lai Bhaari, co-produced by his star wife Genelia Deshmukh. National Award-winning director Omung Kumar got the Best Debut Direction award for Mary Kom, says Vaikundarajan.
Also on completing 1000 weeks of screening last year a special tribute was paid to Shah Rukh and Kajol starrer- Dilwale Dulhani Le Jaaenge at the function, says Vaikundarajan.