The 22nd edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, which was held in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, saw actors Kriti Sanon and Vicky Kaushal bagginh the top acting honours for their films Mimi and Sardar Udham respectively. The Best Film Award, on the other hand, was given to Shershaah.
The star-studded event started on June 3rd in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and the main awards night was held on Saturday, June 4. The award show saw performances from Sara Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shahid Kapoor, Ananya Panday, and Nora Fatehi. In attendance were Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, A R Rahman, Tiger Shroff, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, and many others from the Hindi film industry.
Kaushal took to Instagram and penned an emotional post after receiving the IIFA award. He wrote, “Behind all that jazz it’s that boy who once thought everything he wished to achieve was all too far. Waited for you since forever… not leaving you tonight! IIFA Best Actor! Thank You Shoojit Sircar for believing in me and making it possible for me and thank you Team Sardar Udham, this one’s for all of us.”
In the technical awards section too, Kaushal’s period drama, Sardar Udham won three awards which included cinematography and editing. It was followed by Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Best Actor (Male) – Vicky Kaushal for Sardar Udham
Best Actor (Female) – Kriti Sanon for Mimi
Best Director – Vishnuvaradhan for Shershaah
Best Film – Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shabbir Boxwala, Ajay Shah, Himanshu Gandhi for Shershaah.
Best Playback Singer Female – Asees Kaur for ‘Raataan Lambiyan’, Shershaah.
Best Playback Singer Male – Jubin Nautiyal for the song ‘Raataan Lambiyan’, Shershaah.
Best Lyrics – Kausar Munir for ‘Lehra Do’, 83.
Best Music Direction – A R Rahman for Atrangi Re and Jasleen Royal, Javed-Mohsin, Vikram Montrose, B Praak, Jaani for Shershaah
Best Male Debut – Ahan Shetty for Tadap
Best Female Debut – Sharvari Wagh for Bunty Aur Babli 2
Best Story Adapted – Kabir Khan, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan for 83.
Best Supporting Actor Female – Sai Tamhankar for Mimi
Best Supporting Actor Male – Pankaj Tripathi for Ludo