The 22nd edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards took place over the weekend of June and included some high energy musical performances in IIFA Rocks. On awards night, on June 4th, awards were presented for categories covering a range of topics.
Bollywood celebrities including Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal, Kriti Sanon, Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan, AR Rahman, Tiger Shroff, Nora Fatehi, Yo Yo Honey Singh attended the event making it glamorous.
The 2021 biographical war film Shershaah, based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra, was awarded the Best Picture and Vishnu Varadhan was awarded Best Director for the same film. It was a big win for Vicky Kaushal and Kriti Sanon at IIFA. They took home the Best Actor and Best Actress trophies, recognising their incredible performances in Sardar Udham and Mimi respectively.
Here’s the complete list of winners
Best Picture Category | Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah, Himanshu Gandhi (Shershaah)
Best Direction Category| Vishnuvaradhan (Shershaah)
Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) | Kriti Sanon (Mimi)
Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) | Vicky Kaushal (Sardar Udham)
Performance In A Supporting Role (Female) | Sai Tamhankar (Mimi)
Performance In A Supporting Role (Male) | Pankaj Tripathi (Ludo)
Music Direction | A.R.Rahman (Atrangi re)Tanishk Bagchi, Jasleen Royal, Javed-Mohsin, Vikram Montrose, B Praak, Jaani (Shershaah)
Playback Singer (Female) | Asees Kaur for Raataan Lambiyan (Shershaah)
Playback Singer (Male) | Jubin Nautiyal for Raataan Lambiyan (Shershaah)
Best Story (Original) | Anurag Basu (Ludo)
Best Story (Adapted) | Kabir Khan, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan (Based on ICC World CUp 1983) (83)Lyrics | Kausar Munir for the song Lehre Do (83)
Best Debut – Female, Sharvari Wagh | Bunty Aur Babli 2
Best Debut – Male, Ahan Shetty | Tadap 2