The Bollywood titans of 2015– Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Bajirao Mastani— emerged victorious at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2016 with the Salman Khan-starrer winning best image whereas Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s work of art taking home best director gong. Director Kabir Khan concentrated praise on his lead star as he accepted the simplest image award at the seventeenth edition of the awards, held here.
“Thank you IIFA, many thanks Salman for star and conjointly manufacturing the show. He let me do the film the means I wished to.” Bhansali was honored with the award by his lead actors– Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. “No alternative film of mine has such a lot love like Bajirao. i’m shocked to visualize however it’s done therefore well this awards season. it’s a special moment on behalf of me to urge this awards by my 3 favorite actors. I don’t wish to convey anyone for the film as a result of a ‘thank you’ isn’t enough,” the director aforesaid.
The historical romantic adventure story earned Ranveer the simplest actor trophy for his portrayal of the good Maratha someone Peshwa Bajirao.
The actor began his acceptance speech by thanking his director however failed to miss an opportunity to indicate his fondness towards rumoured girlfriend Deepika. Deepika, who was appointed for 2 films within the best player class, won the honour for Shoojit Sircar’s Piku due to her sincere performance of a cranky nevertheless accountable girl. The 30-year-old star dedicated the award to the film’s author Juhi Chaturvedi and every one those, who work behind the scenes. “I wish to convey Juhi, who created my performance price whereas. I convey all spot boys, light-weight men who work therefore laborious,” she said.
Deepika conjointly mentioned a “special someone” in her speech, although while not naming the person. “I conjointly convey my team which special person. you recognize who you’re.” The night belonged to Bajirao Mastani as Priyanka was honored with the simplest supporting player award. The player aforesaid she wished to share the honour along with her co-star and fellow pol Tanvi Azmi, who is that the National Award-winner this year for her add the show. “I am engulfed. I convey Ranveer, Deepika and Sanjay sir,” Priyanka aforesaid. “It is troublesome to travel to a different country and do things. i need to convey all my fans for being therefore validatory,” aforesaid the newly-turned world star.
Priyanka’s Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Anil Kapoor won the simplest supporting actor for his assured performance because the patriarch of a chic business family. The evening was hosted by Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor who came to require on the anchoring duties for the third time at IIFA. The pair reprised their Pappu and Raju roles from the sooner editions and unbroken the audience pleased with their one-liners and digs at the controversy-ridden censor board and also the last year’s row over returning awards.