IIFA 2011 declares its Winners
Toronto: The glitzy, glamorous, fun-filled, star-studded IIFA, Toronto, declared its winners this Saturday. And it was Dabangg that swept the awards, bagging seven in all at the high-class event that had the biggies from the entire Hindi film fraternity as well as some Hollywood presence in the name of Hillary Swank.
While Dabangg was adjudged the Best Film, Karan Johar bagged the Best Director award for ‘My name is Khan’. Singer Mamta Sharma bagged the Best Singer (Female) award for the very popular and mellifluous number ‘Munni Badnaam’ from Dabangg, and Raahat Fateh Ali Khan grabbed the Best Singer (Male) award for ‘tere mast mast do nain’ from the same movie.
Shahrukh Khan, who is nursing a knee injury, was adjudged the Best Actor for his scintillating performance in ‘My name is Khan’. Meanwhile fresh talent, Anushka Sharma, beat the other nominees to grab the Best Actress award for her role in ‘Band Baaja Baarat’.
Arjun Rampal and Sonakshi Sinha received the Best Supporting Actor Male and Female awards respectively.
Ranvir Kapoor was declared the Best Debutant (Male) for his performance opposite Anushka Sharma in ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, and Prachi Desai won the Best Debutant (Female)award for her role in ‘Once upon a time in Mumbai’.
Shibani Bhatija received the Best Story award for ‘My name is Khan’ and cricketer Brett Lee did the needful honours.
And so curtains come down to this IIFA, with ‘Dabangg’ and ‘My name is Kahan’ stealing the limelight all through.